Uber & Lyft Accident Attorneys
Experienced Injury Lawyers Serving the Greater Sacramento Area
It’s important to realize that an accident involving a Lyft or Uber driver is much different than your average car accident. Uber and Lyft drivers are not actual employees of the companies they work for. Instead, they are independent contractors. This designation actually makes it easier for the companies to deny injury claims that are filed against them.
If you have been in an accident with an Uber or Lyft driver, you should immediately speak to our team of attorneys. At Caraway Injury Attorneys, we offer stellar customer service that is backed by our successful track record. Our lawyers will review your case and find a legal strategy that fits your particular case.
Rideshare Insurance Policies
Uber and Lyft both have $1 million insurance policies for their drivers. The coverage for these policies is based on the driver’s activity at the time of the accident. This means that some accident scenarios might not be covered by the company’s insurance policy. The personal insurance policy of the driver will usually go into effect for accidents that aren’t covered by the rideshare company’s insurance. Rideshare insurance policies typically break down as follows:
- Companies aren’t liable for accidents that occur when a driver is not on the job.
- If the driver’s app is on and the driver is available, both the driver’s and company’s insurance coverage can be used in the event of an accident. Policy coverage can range between $50,000 and $100,000 for injures and $25,000 for property damage.
- Accidents involving a rideshare driver carrying a passenger, are covered by the company’s commercial insurance plan. These policies usually include up to $1 million in third party liability, as well as $1 million in uninsured or underinsured coverage.
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