Plantation Uber & Lyft Accident Lawyer
Uber and Lyft are the two most common rideshare companies in the U.S., and both service millions of passengers daily. While convenient, Uber and Lyft drivers are frequently involved in collisions, just like all other drivers and road users. When the Uber or Lyft driver is at fault, the rideshare company may be held liable for a victim’s damages. Similarly, the Uber or Lyft driver may be protected by Uber or Lyft’s uninsured/underinsured motorist policy if another party causes the crash and does not have enough insurance to pay for their damages. In a third case, the other party may be held fully liable. Here at Lyons & Snyder, we represent all types of injured victims in Uber and Lyft collisions, from the driver of the rideshare company or the passenger of the Uber/Lyft car, to pedestrians, cyclists, and other road users who are injured by the Uber or Lyft driver. We have recovered millions of dollars from those injured by Uber and Lyft drivers.
The Victims We Represent in Uber or Lyft Rideshare Crashes
- Uber and Lyft passengers when the Uber or Lyft driver is at fault;
- Uber and Lyft passengers when another party is at fault (not the Uber or Lyft driver);
- Uber and Lyft passengers when the at-fault party commits a hit and run;
- Uber and Lyft drivers; and
- Pedestrians, bicyclists, and other non occupants of who are hit by Uber or Lyft drivers.
Maximum Insurance Payouts of Uber and Lyft Depending On the Circumstances
Uber and Lyft both have similar insurance policies for victims, which vary depending on who gets hurt and in what circumstances. For example, if an Uber driver is hit by another car that speeds through a red light, and the rideshare app is offline, only that other party’s insurance policy applies (or the driver’s own uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. If, on the other hand, the rideshare driver was in route to pick up a passenger and they were hit by the red light runner and they were uninsured or did not have enough coverage, Uber’s uninsured/underinsured motorist policy would apply. For a comprehensive look at what type of coverage you can expect from both rideshare companies, the following is true of both Uber and Lyft:
- The Rideshare App is Offline
- The rideshare company is not liable. In this case, only the driver’s own insurance policy, or the insurance of another party, applies.
- The Rideshare Driver is Available or Waiting for a Ride Request (Covers the Rideshare Driver or Non Occupants)
- $50,000 in bodily injury per person;
- $100,000 in bodily injury per accident; and
- $25,000 in property damage per accident.
- En Route to Pick Up a Passenger, or During a Trip
- $1,000,000 bodily injury; and
- Uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage for bodily injury;
- Property damage (for the rideshare driver).
Contact a Plantation Uber & Lyft Accident Lawyer
Personal injury claims always take on an added level of complexity when a large company like Uber or Lyft is involved. To ensure that you are compensated fairly, you must work with an experienced Plantation Uber & Lyft accident lawyer. Call Lyons & Snyder today at (954) 462-8035 to schedule a free consultation. Don’t go this alone. We are your neighbor’s trusted personal injury attorney.