Our Fresno rideshare accident attorneys from BD&J, PC proudly offer our legal services to people who have been seriously injured by an Uber or Lyft driver. Whether you were in the rideshare vehicle during an accident or struck by a rideshare vehicle, we can represent you and uphold your best interests. Uber, Lyft, or an auto insurance company might try to make certain you get as little compensation as possible for your injuries. Challenge them head-on with our help!
Start your rideshare accident claim in Fresno by calling (855) 906-3699.
Does Lyft & Uber Compensate for Accidents?
There is nothing good about being in a rideshare accident. But there is a silver lining: Uber and Lyft both carry impressive insurance policies to cover damages to drivers and passengers who are hurt by one of their rideshare drivers. The trouble is that both companies only offer policy coverage in certain situations, and they are not promised benefits in any situation.
Uber uses the following three-tier system for Uber accident insurance coverage:
- Tier 1: When the Uber driver involved in a crash is not using the app or is marked as offline, Uber takes no responsibility for that driver’s action. Injured parties will need to file a claim against that driver’s auto insurance provider like they would following any other car accident.
- Tier 2: When the Uber driver is marked as available or is otherwise waiting for a fare, Uber can provide some coverage if the driver’s policy does not apply. The coverage in this tier is 50/100/25.
- Tier 3: Once an Uber driver has a passenger in their car or is en route to pick up a passenger, Uber provides the greatest insurance coverage amount. It includes $1,000,000 in third-party liability, uninsured/underinsured motorist bodily injury, and contingent comprehensive and collision coverage.
Lyft uses a similar three-tier insurance coverage system for crashes involving their drivers. The main difference is that there is a larger deductible for the contingent comprehensive and collision coverage portion.
Can You Sue Lyft & Uber?
Uber and Lyft have been praised for offering insurance policies with such a large cap – up to $1 million. However, there is no guarantee that the rideshare companies will cooperate when a claim is filed against them. If your claim is contested or your damages are unfairly minimized by Uber or Lyft, then you will need to seek alternative legal actions to get the compensation you deserve, which means suing them.
Filing a lawsuit against Uber or Lyft will pit you against some of the meanest insurance defense teams out there. Attorneys who represent these companies have centered their careers on stopping claims like yours from succeeding. You should not face them alone. Prepare your case with the help of our professional and experienced Uber and Lyft accident lawyers.
What to Do If You Have a Rideshare Accident
When you are in a rideshare accident, you should handle it as you would another car accident but with a few extra steps and caveats. You need to collect identifying information from everyone involved, but you also need unique information from the rideshare driver, like their rideshare ID, which company had contracted them, and more. Don’t forget to also save any information on your smartphone that could be useful later. For example, if Uber or Lyft tries to argue that you were not a rideshare passenger at all, then the app usage data stored on your phone could prove otherwise.
Be sure to see a medical professional as soon as possible after being in a rideshare accident. If you have not received medical attention yet, please head to urgent care now for a check-up. You need to know if your injuries are serious, and your claim needs a clear medical record that shows when your injuries were suffered.
Powerful Legal Allies When It Counts
Get ready for anything that Uber or Lyft will use against your rideshare accident claim by teaming up with BD&J, PC in Fresno. We have the experience and resources needed to match the opposition step for step. Our team is capable of representing rideshare passengers, drivers, and other third parties who are hurt in rideshare accidents.
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