What are Uber and Lyft?
Uber and Lyft are Transportation Network Companies, or TNCs. These businesses have revolutionized the carpooling/ridesharing industry, conveniently giving users a means of private transportation while simultaneously decreasing rates of driving under the influence. However, these relatively inexpensive ridesharing options come with implicit complications; what happens if your driver gets in an accident? What happens if you are injured riding in an Uber/Lyft? If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident with an Uber/Lyft driver, as a passenger, pedestrian, or even a third party driver, you may have questions about the future. We are here to help.
Uber Insurance and Liability Policies
- Uber drivers are legally classified as “independent contractors” rather than employees of the company. This nuance allows Uber to effectively deflect liability for any injuries sustained by their users in an accident.
- Passengers of Uber are insured with $1 million in commercial liability insurance per ride.
- Due to the fact that these TNC’s are notoriously difficult to communicate with, this process may be frustrating for passengers to navigate alone. At our firm, we have the knowledge, resources, and systems in place to communicate directly with these large companies.
- Injured motorists, cyclists, etc. may also be entitled to substantial compensation for their damages/injuries. The driver’s insurance policy may still merit recovered compensation per Uber’s excess policy.
What can we do
Our firm specializes in providing unique legal solutions for your case. Our clients have enjoyed the maximum possible compensation for their damages across an array of case types. In short, we want to secure justice for you and your family, as you should not pay for another’s mistake.
We understand that you may have questions about your specific situation, such as :
Who fills the gap if the damages exceed the driver’s insurance policy?
Would policy coverage be ineffective in cases of driving a commercial vehicle?
Ultimately, we are committed to securing maximum compensation for your damages. It is highly discouraged to attempt to handle your claim on your own, as these billion dollar companies may attempt to make you settle for less. We will not back down; aggressive pursuit of compensation from the at-fault party is guaranteed. Focus on recovery and let us do the heavy lifting.