Rideshare Accident Frequently Asked Questions

rideshare faqI was a passenger in an Uber or Lyft during a car accident. Who is responsible for my injuries?

Depending on the circumstances of your accident, either the rideshare company or the driver of the other vehicle. Uber and Lyft both fully insure passengers from the start to finish of their rides, so you should be covered no matter what. However, it may be determined that your rideshare driver’s personal insurance is responsible for your losses. It really all depends. Rideshare accidents are some of the most complicated personal injury claims and should only be handled by an experienced attorney like you’ll find by hiring The Advocates.

As an Uber or Lyft driver, how does rideshare insurance coverage work for me?

In order to drive for Uber or Lyft you must have your own personal insurance. However, as soon as you turn on the rideshare app in order to pickup riders you are no longer covered by your personal insurance. While ferrying riders for Uber or Lyft you are covered by their insurance policies and are subject to their various phases of coverage. Unfortunately, depending on what phase you are in, there are gaps to coverage. In the case of Uber, phase 1, the sign-in phase, has the least amount of coverage. You do not want to get in an accident during this phase. Trust us. For more detailed information about your rideshare companies insurance policies seek out your company representative.

How big of a settlement will I get from my rideshare accident claim?

Just as no two people are the same, neither are no two rideshare accidents. Thanks to the complex insurance policies and coverages involved, rideshare accidents are especially difficult to put an estimate to. Hiring an experienced attorney is almost certainly the best idea if you’ve been in such an accident. The lawyers at The Advocates can not only help you determine whose insurance is liable for your injuries and damages, we can help recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, physical therapy bills, chiropractic treatments, personal recovery time, and even any childcare costs you accrue. After you hire The Advocates, we will fight to make sure you get every dollar you are owed for your rideshare accident. So contact us today for a free case evaluation. Call 206-452-4200! Don’t wait.