Ride Share Accidents (Uber/Lyft)
Ride Share services have become very popular in recent years. But with increased popularity comes the increased risk of a ride share car accident. If you are injured in a ride share accident as a driver or a rider, you need the help of one of our Ride Share Attorneys. We have the experience and knowledge to take on these multi-million dollar companies.
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Ride Share Accident Claims
You are going to want to put your thinking cap on for this because it is about to get complicated. Every ride share company provides insurance coverage up to certain limits depending on the situation:
If a driver is offline, Uber or Lyft will not provide any type of insurance coverage. The driver’s personal auto insurance policy would apply.
- App On / Accepting Ride / Waiting For Ride Request
If a driver is accepting new rides or waiting for ride requests, Uber or Lyft will provide $50,000 in bodily injury coverage per person up to $100,000 per accident.
- En Route & During Trips
If a driver is en route or transporting a rider, Uber or Lyft will provide $1,000,000 in bodily injury or uninsured-under-insured motorist coverage.
Suing Uber or Lyft Directly
Recent lawsuits against Uber or Lyft have alleged that the app itself and the way it works makes traffic less safe for everyone. Since drivers are graded by potential passengers, they have every incentive to break traffic laws or speed to ensure that their fare is happy.
Additionally, there has been some question as to how Uber or Lyft select drivers to drive for them. If Uber or Lyft is putting unfit or under-qualified drivers out on the streets, then they are doing a major disservice to the public.
Both ride share companies exploit a gray area in the law. Generally, a company is responsible for the conduct of its employees. Since corporations are considered persons under the law, this affords them certain advantages but also means they are, for legal purposes, considered one big entity. Drivers hired by Uber and Lyft are not considered employees. They are considered independent contractors. In this way, ride share companies have sought to insulate the company from the liability of their drivers.
Talk to an Experienced Ride Share Accident Attorney
If you have been injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, as a passenger, you need an attorney who knows how to fight against the mega million dollar ride share companies. Ride share companies can be tricky to navigate. Georgia Trial Attorneys has been handling ride share cases for years. We know what to say and do to get you the best recovery possible. Just dial (678) 667-8965 for a free consultation with one of our experienced ride share accident attorneys.