Because companies like Uber and Lyft have only been around since 2009, the laws and regulations governing ridesharing services are still a “work in progress.”
Questions like “Will my injuries as a passenger be covered in an accident?” and “If I’m an Uber or Lyft driver, what situations are covered by the company’s insurance and what am I responsible for?” are common in an Uber and Lyft-related accidents. Different levels of coverage are available depending on whether you are an Uber or Lyft passenger or driver, as well as if you are a third party hit by an Uber or Lyft.
- Uber/Lyft Passengers: Both ridesharing companies offer uninsured and underinsured motorist insurance coverage for passengers, which means there will be coverage from Uber or Lyft for your damages regardless of who was at fault for causing the Uber or Lyft accident. If you are injured in an accident while traveling in an Uber or Lyft anywhere in Atlanta or Georgia, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. Our Uber accident lawyers will negotiate with the insurance company for the ridesharing service and/or the other vehicle(s) involved in the accident to get you full compensation for your injuries when it’s time to pursue damages.
- Uber/Lyft Drivers: Coverage available to you depends on a number of factors, including whether you were 1) logged into the app, 2) had accepted a trip, and 3) had a passenger in your vehicle at the time of the accident. Our Uber accident lawyers will help you determine the coverage available to you and help you obtain the maximum compensation for your injuries.
- Drivers In An Accident With An Uber/Lyft Driver: Who pays for your Lyft or Uber accident-related damages can be difficult to determine as Lyft and Uber do not cover all situations. Our Atlanta attorneys will determine how to best handle your case to make sure you get all the compensation available to you.
The various legal entities and insurance companies involved Uber and Lyft accidents mean they are much more complex than other types of accidents. These companies have the money to hire expert legal teams, so it’s especially important that you seek expert Lyft and Uber accident attorneys who are experienced in ridesharing litigation and who aren’t afraid to challenge billion-dollar companies.
Call today at (404) 996-2458 for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your claim. Our experience as Uber accident lawyers and Lyft accident lawyers will help you get the compensation you deserve.