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The prevalence of rideshare applications means that quite a bit of the personal vehicles on the road are actually working. But while most people are familiar with the rideshare process, both as drivers and riders, not many know what to do in the event of a rideshare car accident.
Rideshares are unique and are not subject to the same rules and regulations as taxi or car service companies. As a result, the situation following a collision can quickly become complicated. There are often four insurance companies involved in a rideshare accident: the rideshare driver’s insurance, the other driver’s insurance, the rideshare company’s insurance, and the rider’s insurance.
Available damages change depending on the status of the rideshare vehicle at the time of the accident. If you experience an accident as a rideshare driver, a rideshare passenger, or as a second vehicle involved in a collision, it can be difficult to know what steps need to be taken in order to get your expenses, missed work, and pain & suffering covered. It is advantageous for you to hire an attorney to deal with this unique and evolving area of personal injury law.
Our Orange County rideshare (Uber/Lyft) accident attorneys have worked on a wide variety of injury accident cases that resulted in:
Neck, Back, and Shoulder Injury
Leg and Knee Injury
Our goal is to help you recover after being injured in an Orange County truck accident. We are dedicated to providing the help you need to recover from physical, emotional, and financial injuries that you may have endured because of a truck accident. We have helped recover millions of dollars in personal injury lawsuits for our clients and we are dedicated to helping all of our clients recover from their accident injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident in the Orange County area, please call our experienced personal injury attorneys today for a free legal consultation. We accept truck accident cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning there will be no cost to you unless we recover compensation for you. Our accident attorneys will aggressively fight for you until justice is served, whether it is through a settlement or a trial. Our dedicated and caring team of lawyers will be available to you 24/7. Call us at 888.546.5315.
Both Uber and Lyft divide a rideshare driver’s experience into time periods, and insurance coverage changes based on those time periods.
No Period. This is when the rideshare driver is not logged into the rideshare app and is not working. During this time, the rideshare vehicle is considered a personal vehicle and any accident that occurs under these conditions will be the responsibility of the driver’s personal insurance.
Period 1. This is when the rideshare driver is logged into the app and is waiting for a fair. If an accident occurs during this time, insurance will cover up to $50K per person, $1000K for an accident involving bodily injury, and $25 for property damage.
Period 2. This is when a rideshare driver has accepted a fair, and is en route to picking up the rider. Liability coverage climbs to $1 million during this time period.
Period 3. This is when a driver has a rider in the car. If an accident occurs during this time period, Uber and Lyft offer $1 million in liability.
NOTE: Considerations will also be made for a rideshare driver’s own collision coverage.
If you are involved in a rideshare accident as a driver, rider, or second vehicle, do not speak of the accident or personal fault until you have consulted with an attorney. Let your attorney handle all interaction with insurance companies.