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Accident Attorneys | Liability In Uber Or Lyft Crash

If You Are Injured In An Uber Or Lyft Crash, Who Is Liable? Accident Attorneys Can Help

With ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft gaining popularity, more and more people are left asking who is liable when they are injured in a ride-share accident. Accident attorneys can help injured passengers claim compensation for their damages. In part, the answer depends upon whether you were a passenger in the ride-share vehicle, or you were hit by that vehicle.

If You Were A Passenger

In most cases, passengers who sustain personal injury in a ride-share vehicle like Lyft or Uber will be covered under a commercial liability policy held by the company. Many states require the ride-sharing companies to carry these policies, specifically to protect passengers who may be injured. Even in some cases where the company does not have this coverage, the driver’s car insurance may be responsible for liability coverage, although in that case, the driver’s policy limits may be too low to effectively compensate you for your injuries.

If You Were Hit By A Ride Share Vehicle

If you were hit by a ride-share vehicle, as a pedestrian or in your own car or on your bicycle, things are a bit less clearly defined. Ride-share drivers are covered by their company’s liability policies only when they are working for that company. If the driver has a paid passenger in the car at the time of the accident, that makes things simpler, but what if he was on the way to or from picking up a passenger? The short answer is that you, the injured party, needs an experienced lawyer to obtain the compensation you deserve.

Accident Attorneys Are Experienced in Defending Your Rights

Ride-share services may be relatively new, but defending the rights of accident victims against insurance companies who want to deny responsibility is nothing new to accident attorneys. If you have been injured in an accident involving a ride-share vehicle like Uber or Lyft, call Eisenberg Law Offices at 608-256-8356 immediately for a free consultation.