WHAT HAPPENS IF I AM INJURED IN AN AUTO ACCIDENT WHILE USING UBER OR LYFT?
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Companies such as Uber and Lyft have become widely popular. These companies provide an inexpensive alternative to the common cab. It is currently estimated that over 160,000 people drive for Uber in over 70 countries around the globe. If you think about it, that is an amazing statistic, and the numbers will surely continue to grow. The explosion of rideshare businesses has obviously led to a larger number of these vehicles on our roads. This means that there is a higher risk of these vehicles being involved in an auto accident. But what happens when you are involved in an accident while using a service such as Uber or Lyft, or when you are struck by a vehicle operating as an Uber or Lyft?
Is The Driver Covered by Insurance?
Uber and Lyft provide their drivers with an insurance policy when they are operating a motor vehicle in connection with the use of the app. When logged in and have a recorded acceptance of transportation services, Uber drivers, for example, are covered by a $1 million liability policy, as well as a $1 million underinsured/uninsured motorist policy. This is a great benefit for both passengers and drivers, as there is coverage in the event of an accident.
What Do I Do if I am Injured?
If you are injured in a car wreck while taking a ride from Uber or Lyft, it is very important that you make sure your driver has followed all necessary procedures, including calling the police, obtaining a police report, and reporting the accident to the company. Properly documenting the accident will ensure that you are covered by their company’s insurance policy.
SEEK LEGAL REPRESENTATION
If you have been involved in an accident with Uber or Lyft, either as a passenger or as another driver, it is vital that you seek qualified legal representation as soon as possible so that the proper parties can be held accountable. If you have been injured in an accident, contact Southshore Injury Attorneys today to schedule a consultation regarding your case. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will help you seek justice against the negligent parties and recover the compensation that you deserve.