The rideshare service has taken off over the past couple of years. It is not uncommon for a person to use services such as Lyft and Uber to get around. With the increased use of these services, accidents have become more common.
Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare companies determine how they handle an auto accident claim based on 3 scenarios:
- The first scenario is when an accident occurs when a Uber driver’s Uber app is on but he/she doesn’t have a passenger in his vehicle and basically they are just waiting for a ride request. Under this scenario, Uber generally will not accept liability for the accident. So you’ll be forced to file a claim against the Uber driver’s personal insurance policy. This can be a problem because some personal insurance policies do not provide coverage for Uber related accidents.
- The second scenario is when an accident occurs while an Uber driver is en route to pick up a passenger. An accident caused under this scenario can be very tricky because it can be very very hard to determine if an Uber driver was actually on his/her way to pick up a passenger when the accident occurred. Therefore, Uber may not accept liability under this scenario.
- The third scenario is when the Uber driver causes an accident while a passenger in his/her vehicle. If an accident occurs under this scenario, Uber will generally accept liability for the claim. As you can see, dealing with Uber after an accident can be very tricky. But don’t worry, the attorneys at Council & Associates have handled numerous claims against Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare companies. So contact us immediately so we can help you too
If a person was in an Uber or other ridesharing service and they were injured in an auto accident they should contact the law firm of Elliot Estamboli right away. Mr. Estamboli is an experienced attorney, especially when it comes to Uber/Lyft accident case and is up to date on all of the new laws regarding ridesharing services. We are dedicated to helping you achieve the best outcome possible trial or through settlement. For a free confidential consultation or case review. Contact us, because we fight for our clients. Because Our Firm Cares.