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UBER and LYFT accident

Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft continue to be popular in many areas.  These ridesharing services offer a convenient, affordable and safe way to travel.  Unfortunately, they are no stranger to car accidents. If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident involving an Uber or Lyft vehicle or while riding in one, you may be confused about who should be held accountable and what insurance will cover your damages. Our experienced car accident lawyer at PK Law Group can help you navigate this case to ensure you get the compensation that you deserve.


Were You Injured as an Uber or Lyft Passenger?

If you were injured while riding as an Uber or Lyft passenger, you should know that Uber usually insures its drivers with $1 million in liability, uninsured, and underinsured coverage. This means there should be at least $1 million in available insurance coverage for injuries and other losses caused by the accident, regardless of fault. Unfortunately, not all injuries sustained while riding in an Uber are covered.  This is because Uber drivers are considered independent contractors. Because of this, Uber may deny claims arising from the intentional acts of its drivers, such as assault or violence against passengers.

What You Should Do After an Uber or Lyft Accident

The first thing you should do is gather information including license plate numbers, location of accident, driver’s names, contact information, and insurance information. Next, call the police, this police report will be an integral part of our investigation for your case. You should also report your accident to Uber or Lyft too. They have systems that allow you to report a crash through their app or online. A representative will contact you to get more information. If you’re injured, seek medical treatment and be sure to get a report from a medical professional to prove your injuries were from the crash.

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