Lyft or Uber Passenger Hurt in Car Accident: Who is Liable?

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Lyft and Uber are useful services for getting around town If you don’t wish to drive. However, what options are available to a Lyft or Uber passenger hurt in a car accident? Who is liable?

Aaron Allison is an attorney at The Law Offices of Aaron Allison in Austin, TX. In this video, he explains how complicated these cases can get when determining liability.

To learn more, contact Aaron Allison directly by calling 888-300-1476 or by submitting a form on this page. There is no charge for the consultation, and you owe no out of pocket attorney fees.

Who is Liable for a Lyft or Uber Car Accident?

This partially depends on the circumstances of the accident. If you’re an Uber passenger and the driver made a mistake, you would likely be dealing that driver and his or her insurance company. If another driver hit your vehicle as you were riding in an Uber, you would be seeking damages from that driver and his or her insurance company.

Uber and Lyft took many precautions to avoid liability in accidents like these. Since their drivers are technically independent contractors instead of employees, the company is generally not liable for accidents involving their vehicles.

However, some states are exploring laws that would enforce stricter liability against companies like Uber and Lyft. It’s always best to speak to an attorney who can investigate, determine who is responsible, and seek damages from those parties.

To learn more, contact Aaron Allison directly by calling 888-300-1476 or by submitting a form on this page. There is no charge for the consultation, and you owe no out of pocket attorney fees.

Video Transcript:

With Uber over the last 15 years, there’s been an explosion of the use of that service and it’s a great service. The problem is, is that people driving automobiles, whether they’re driving their personal car, driving for Uber or Lyft, they get in accidents, too. And so what we’ve seen as passengers in an Uber car, which is involved in an accident. If it’s the Uber driver’s fault, the claim is against the Uber driver for his negligence because as a passenger, you’re completely without fault. You did nothing in the operation of either motor vehicle which caused the accident. So if it’s the Uber driver who’s at fault for the accident, your claim would be against him and his insurance carrier. If you’re riding in an Uber in the other vehicle, acted in a negligent way or was negligent causing the accident, you would bring your claim against the driver and his insurance company of that car.

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