Why Hire a Rideshare Accident Attorney
If you have been injured in an accident involving an Uber, Lyft or other rideshare, you have the legal right to hold the responsible parties (and their insurance company) liable to compensate you for your losses. But figuring out which insurance coverage applies is particularly confusing in rideshare accidents.
Under California law, the type of insurance coverage that applies depends upon the status of the Uber or Lyft driver at the time of the accident. If the rideshare driver was not logged into his/her rideshare app, only personal insurance coverage applies. However, if the driver was online with the app and awaiting a fare, liability limits of $50,000 per person and $100,000 per accident for bodily injury, and $25,000 for property damage, typically apply.
And, if the driver has already picked up the customer and they are en route to the destination, then both Uber and Lyft offer $1 million in liability, uninsured, and underinsured coverage.
Hiring an aggressive and experienced rideshare accident attorney is often the only way to sort out this complex insurance law in order to hold the wrongdoer, the rideshare company and their insurance companies accountable. If you were injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, the rideshare accident lawyers at California Trial Team P.C. will offer you a free consultation, to help you understand your rights.
We will fight for you to obtain the maximum compensation you deserve – and there is never a fee until we win.