Ridesharing is an on-demand transportation service that is enabled on a smartphone app, such as Uber or Lyft. It has become a popular source of travel, especially when you need to be dropped off at the airport or if you can’t drive after a night out of drinking. However, if you are involved in a car accident with an Uber or Lyft driver and suffer serious injuries, obtaining a reasonable compensation can be quite complicated.
Fortunately, Haines Law, P.C. understands how to handle ridesharing accidents caused by negligent companies and their drivers. Our Pasadena rideshare accident attorney possesses the comprehensive knowledge of the new laws and regulations and can help you navigate through the complexities of the legal system and your case. Call today to discuss your case with an auto accident attorney.
Understanding Rideshare Insurance Policies
Filing a claim in a ridesharing accident is much different than your average car crash since you are not just dealing with a single individual. Different policies are involved.
For example, all drivers must have their own personal insurance to be eligible to work for both Uber and Lyft. Furthermore, both companies carry $1 million of liability coverage for any accidents, depending if the driver is actually performing a trip for the company. However, if the Uber or Lyft app is switched off, these companies often deny liability since the driver isn’t on duty.
Schedule a Consultation with a Pasadena Uber and Lyft Accident Attorney
Our accident attorneys know how complex these cases can be and is ready to help recover compensation. Haines Law, P.C. can investigate your accident, collect evidence, and negotiate with insurance providers while you make the best recovery possible from injury.