FAQs about Arizona Uber & Lyft Car Accident Claims
It’s easy to hail an Uber or a Lyft, it’s convenient, and it’s inexpensive. Yet you don’t know who is going to be behind the wheel of that vehicle. Things can go wrong, and you can wind up injured as a passenger in a carrier vehicle.
When this happens, it’s pretty clear you’re not the at-fault party. It would even be difficult to assign you any comparative negligence in most cases. So you have a right to recover from someone.
Who is liable for an Uber or Lyft accident?
This will depend on who is at-fault for the accident.
If it was the other driver, then the other driver’s insurance policy should pay your claim.
If it was the Uber or Lyft driver, and they have an appropriate ridesharing insurance policy, then their insurance will pay.
If they do not have an appropriate ridesharing insurance policy then Uber or Lyft’s third-party liability policy will step in, and will pay up to $1 million in damages. The driver must have been logged into their app and working at the time.
As you can imagine, whether or not the driver was logged in does become a matter of dispute in some personal injury cases. Work with an attorney who is enough of an expert to know how to secure evidence that your driver was on the job. Many Uber and Lyft drivers do not secure the proper rideshare coverage, and holding Uber and Lyft accountable is the most likely route to getting you paid.
What should you do if you’re involved in an Uber or Lyft accident?
Call the police and an ambulance. Get the insurance information for every party if you can. Record the names and numbers of witnesses. Get medical attention and follow the doctor’s instructions.
Finally, call a personal injury attorney as quickly as you can, ideally before you speak to any insurance company. Every potentially liable party will be scrambling to do their best to avoid paying. You don’t want to inadvertently say or do something which could prevent you from making a personal injury claim.
Remember, your personal injury case will help you pay medical bills and replace lost wages if you can’t work while you’re recovering. You may well need this money to stay out of bankruptcy and to stay off your feet. Try to do everything you can to strengthen your case in every conceivable way.
Need help with an Uber or Lyft case?
Don’t wait. Reach out to Tony Merchant today. With over 30 years of experience, this award-winning personal injury attorney is prepared to help you win. Call (480) 581-8801 to schedule a free consultation and case review today.