What If I’m Injured in an Uber or Lyft Car Accident?

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Rideshear apps like Uber and Lyft continue to grow in popularity. According to BusinessOfApps.com, 14 million Uber rides happen every day. Since you’re riding in someone else’s vehicle while using a company’s service, what happens if a car accident happens while you’re on the road?

Insurance Coverage for Uber or Lyft Passengers

If you’re a passenger, are your damages covered by insurance? Thankfully, Uber and Lyft have implemented insurance policies to cover passengers who are injured in a crash. This means if you’re a passenger in a rideshare and a car accident occurs, insurance should cover the cost of your medical bills. This coverage protects passengers as soon as the vehicle is en route and stops when the passenger exits the vehicle.

If you are injured in a rideshare vehicle, your primary point of coverage is the Uber or Lyft insurance provider. Contact them to make sure everything is covered.

What To Do After a Car Accident Involving a Rideshare

After any type of car accident, including those involving rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft, your health is the most important thing. Seek treatment as soon as you can if you have severe injuries by calling 911. If possible, record and document as much evidence as you can of the accident scene, including the cars, the drivers, and your surroundings on the street.

Get the information of the drivers involved, if possible. This could mean your driver as well as other drivers involved in the collision. It could be a challenge if you try to get the driver’s information via Lyft or Uber.

Report the accident using whatever app you used to call the ride. This alerts the rideshare company that something has happened.

Do I Need a Lawyer for a Lyft or Uber Car Accident?

Receiving compensation to cover your medical care and lost wages if you had to take time off of work should be a fairly straightforward process.

However, as any personal injury lawyer will tell you, insurance companies are not always as forthcoming as they should be when it comes to providing full compensation for coverage. They will hunt for a reason to deny coverage, so you may need legal assistance when obtaining benefits after and Uber or Lyft car accident.

Consider speaking with an attorney as soon as possible after the accident. This way, you can be sure that you’re handling things properly and that you’re getting the maximum amount of available compensation.

No two car accidents are the same, and they can involve multiple drivers and companies. Ask someone about what you should do, given the details of your situation.

Written on behalf of Logan Quirk by AskTheLawyers.com™

Author: Logan Quirk

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