Whether you are an Uber driver, passenger, driver on the road, or pedestrian, it is important to be aware of the legal and insurance steps involved in a rideshare accident and the steps to take after an accident occurs. Accidents involving Ubers happen almost every hour of every day so it is important to educate yourself on these types of cases.
We will break down the list of things that you should do after an Uber accident occurs. You will be prepared for the case if it happens to you. The first steps you take after you’re involved in an accident are crucial to your health and future ability to gain compensation for the accident. Have you already been involved in an Uber accident? We will also share some insight about how to report the case, deal with insurance issues, and find a lawyer.
Uber accidents are complex cases. It is crucial to not speak with a lawyer or accept offers before you select your lawyer to represent you. These cases become complex because the case outcome will depend on whether the driver has a personal insurance policy that includes a “rideshare rider”. This adds coverage for the times that they are driving for Uber. If the driver does have this added coverage, their personal insurance should cover any damages that you are due as a passenger.
However, more than half of Uber drivers do not have these added coverage. This is when Uber’s liability policy kicks in. Uber’s insurance is used only if the driver’s insurance carrier denies the claim for the case. Most of the time, Uber’s insurance is used and they provide different coverages based on the periods of an Uber driver’s work. For example, Period 3 is when the rider is in the car and ends when the rider leaves the car and the driver marks that the trip is over. If a driver is en route to pick up a rider or on a ride with a passenger, the liability is $1,000,000. The case settlement varies greatly depending on what period the accident occured in during the Uber ride.
Our highly skilled team of attorneys know and understand the laws surrounding rideshare accidents, which is why it is best to consult with an expert. At the Law Offices of Payam Y. Poursalimi, we will help you every step of the way, ensuring you receive the best legal help possible. We understand that dealing with the repercussions of an accident can be devastating; however, we want you to know that you are not alone. To learn more about how our experienced Lyft accident lawyer can help you with your case and recover compensation for your losses, contact our team today for a free consultation!