Common Questions About Ridesharing Accidents And Compensation
If you have been injured in an accident while you were a passenger with Uber or Lyft or another ridesharing service – or driving for one of these companies – you need clear information and skillful representation. The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery is available to answer your questions, such as those below.
I was riding in an Uber or Lyft car that was involved in a crash. I have a head injury. Where do I go for help?
- First, call 911 and get prompt medical attention.
- Get the ridesharing driver’s information.
- Then call a personal injury attorney.
You may be at the site of the accident, in an emergency room, in a hospital room or at home resting after suffering injuries in a ridesharing accident. Please know that The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery is available to talk by phone or video chat, or in person at our law offices or your location.
I was driving for Uber or Lyft when my car collided with a truck. Both my passenger and I were injured. What should we do?
The truck driver may be liable, but it may take time to prove that. Meanwhile, your passenger is likely covered through Uber’s or Lyft’s liability coverage. To protect yourself medically, financially and professionally, get an experienced lawyer’s advice immediately. Your passenger should do the same.
Is it true that Uber and Lyft drivers carry $1 million in liability insurance through the ridesharing company?
Yes, but this coverage only applies when a ridesharing driver is clocked in, en route to pick up a passenger or carrying a passenger. If your ridesharing driver has not turned on the meter for your ride, you may have to pursue compensation some other way.
What do Texas laws say about who should pay after an Uber or Lyft accident?
Texas laws require ridesharing drivers to carry liability insurance, at the same level – up to $1 million – that Uber and Lyft provide. If a ridesharing driver was off the clock, normal laws for traffic accidents will apply.
What else should I know after a ridesharing accident?
Every case is unique. The most efficient way to get the information you need is through a personalized discussion with an attorney.