In today’s day and age, ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft have largely replaced taxis. In most cases, Uber/Lyft drivers are reliable and safe. However, this is not always the case. If you were recently injured in an Uber/Lyft accident, please continue reading and speak with our experienced Texas personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you through every step of the claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What is Uber and Lyft’s accident liability coverage?
Fortunately for those who have been injured in an Uber/Lyft accident, both platforms have a liability coverage plan in place. That plan is as follows:
- Period 0: If a driver is not logged in to the Uber/Lyft app and gets into an accident, Uber/Lyft will not provide liability coverage.
- Period 1: If a driver is logged in to his or her Uber/Lyft app, though he or she has not yet accepted a ride and gets into an accident, Uber/Lyft will provide liability coverage of up to $50,000 per person injured in the accident, $100,000 total injury liability per accident, and $25,000 in property damage liability.
- Period 2: When a Uber/Lyft driver has accepted a ride and is on the way to pick up the passenger and causes an accident, the liability coverage will be $1 million.
- Period 3: Period 3 is when the driver has already picked up the passenger and is on the way to the passenger’s destination and causes an accident. If the passenger is injured, Uber/Lyft provides coverage of up to $1 million, in addition to limited coverage for damage to the other driver’s car and uninsured motorists’ coverage.
How do I know if I have a case after being injured in an Uber/Lyft accident?
As with any personal injury claim, you will have to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence, whether you were a passenger in the Uber/Lyft vehicle or another driver who was injured by the negligent Uber/Lyft driver. Some of the most useful forms of evidence include witness testimony, pictures of the accident, medical documents regarding your injuries, a copy of the police report filed at the scene of the accident, surveillance footage of the accident as it happened, and more. Our firm is ready to help you through every step of the claims process today–all you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.
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