If you have been injured as a passenger and an Uber or Lyft vehicle, or you have been hit by a vehicle which is being operated on behalf of Uber or Lyft, you need to contact an attorney who is familiar with the law in this area.
Uber Lyft Accident Attorney
Call Friedman and Martin today. Many caveats and pitfalls exist for the uninformed regarding rideshare vehicles and the insurance that covers Uber and Lyft.
Depending on if you are a passenger with Uber or Lyft, and the Uber/Lyft driver was not at fault, you will be entitled to have a claim for one set of benefits, as opposed to if you are hit by a driver who is driving for Uber or Lyft/and/or if the Uber/Lyft driver is at fault and you are a passenger. Also, there will have to be coordination among your private auto policy, if you have one, and the insurance policy that covers Uber or Lyft.
Also, if you are a driver for Uber and/or Lyft, and you are hit by another vehicle which is at fault, your benefits of what you will be entitled to vary, depending on what coverage you have on your private policy and what coverage there is on the Uber and Lyft policies.You are likely excluded from coverage on your private policy if you are actively driving for Uber or Lyft at the time of the collision, unless you have purchased a policy specifically for this type of coverage while driving for Uber/Lyft.
Sometimes, Uber and/or Lyft may not have done a complete and thorough job of determining if their driver is a safe driver. We can help determine the driving record of the Uber/Lyft driver, and whether Uber/Lyft hired a safe driver or an unsafe driver to transport passengers. You are entitled to a safe driver while riding with Uber/Lyft.
In order to make sure you don’t sign away your rights, contact Friedman and Martin right away if you have been injured as a result of an Uber or Lyft driver or other rideshare driver, or if you are an Uber/Lyft driver and hit by another car that was at fault. Don’t sign any paperwork prior to speaking with an attorney.
This area of the law is evolving since these types of ride share vehicles are increasing. Make sure you don’t sign away your rights. Contact Friedman and Martin, LLP at 912-232-8500.