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Uber and Lyft services offer a convenient way for people to travel, but like any other driver, they could cause or be involved in a car accident. If you have been hurt in an Uber or Lyft accident, call The Penton Law Group, PLLC in Jackson, Mississippi as soon as possible. We will advise you of your options under the law.
Legal issues surrounding Uber and Lyft accidents are relatively new, and many people have questions about their legal options after a rideshare wreck. Whether you were injured in an accident as an Uber or Lyft passenger or involved in a collision with a rideshare driver, our Jackson car accident attorneys have the knowledge, skill and resources needed to effectively pursue the compensation you deserve. We can thoroughly investigate the crash, accurately identify responsible parties and skillfully pursue recovery for your injuries and losses.
Uber, Lyft and other rideshare companies typically provide insurance coverage for their drivers, limited to when the driver is signed into the rideshare app. This means that an Uber or Lyft driver is covered under the rideshare company’s insurance policy whenever they are waiting for a passenger, traveling to pick up a passenger or transporting a passenger to their destination.
Injured Uber and Lyft passengers may have more than one option for recovery. For example:
In some cases, it may be necessary to make multiple claims against multiple insurance companies to recover full compensation.
When the app is on and an Uber driver is waiting for a ride request, the company provides:
Once a ride has been accepted and the driver is en route to pick up a passenger, Uber’s insurance provides $1 million total liability coverage and $1 million total bodily injury coverage in the event an accident occurs during the trip.
For Lyft drivers, several types of coverage may apply:
When the Lyft app is in driver mode, but before the driver receives a ride request, the company provides bodily injury coverage up to $50,000 per person and $100,000 per accident, plus $25,000 per accident for property damage.
Once a Lyft driver accepts a ride, the company provides $1 million in insurance coverage until the ride is completed, as well as $25,000 in property damage coverage. Uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage limits vary in accordance with the laws of each state.
With the potential for multiple liable parties and insurance companies involved, rideshare accidents can be complicated cases. It may be necessary to file claims against more than one party or insurance company to recover full compensation for your injuries. Contact The Penton Law Group, PLLC today for experienced legal guidance regarding your Uber or Lyft accident claim.