How To File A Car Accident Claim With Uber Or Lyft?
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Any car accident is stressful, but accidents involving rideshare vehicles like Uber or Lyft can be especially confusing. It can be difficult to determine who is at fault and what insurance policies are available to compensate you, particularly if you have been injured, are unable to work, and have mounting medical bills.
If you were injured in an Uber or Lyft accident due to no fault of your own, you should not be required to cover these costs. A reputable rideshare accident law firm, such as Oracle Law Group, can guide you through this complicated procedure and pursue maximum compensation on your behalf.
Can I Bring a Car Accident Claim Against Uber Or Lyft?
Whether or not you are eligible for compensation from Uber or Lyft depends primarily on the circumstances and who was at fault.
Regardless of whether you were a passenger in the rideshare vehicle, another motorist on the road, a pedestrian, or a cyclist, you may file a claim against the company if you were involved in a collision with a rideshare driver who was at fault.
However, it’s important to note that the driver is only considered a “Uber or Lyft driver” when they are on the clock. The driver is only considered to be on the clock when they have officially indicated that they are available to take clients and are either awaiting an assignment, en route to pick up a rideshare client, or transporting a rideshare client.
The amount of insurance coverage provided by the rideshare company may vary based on whether the driver was merely available and waiting for fares or actively en route to pick up or transport a passenger.
Even if the rideshare driver was not at fault, you may be able to file a claim against Uber or Lyft’s insurance policy if the at-fault driver was uninsured or underinsured. The state of California mandates that both companies carry uninsured/underinsured (UM/UIM) coverage.
How To File a Claim With Uber Or Lyft?
If you were a passenger in an Uber or Lyft vehicle at the time of the accident, you can use the rideshare company’s app to report the incident. If you were struck by an Uber or Lyft vehicle, you can contact the company via their website or by telephone.
You should contact a qualified car accident attorney before filing a claim. After hiring an attorney, you can delegate the entire claims process to them. You won’t have to worry about saying or doing anything that could jeopardize your compensation rights.
Who Is Liable for A Rideshare Accident?
Depending on the specifics of the crash, multiple parties might be liable, including:
- The rideshare driver.
- Uber, Lyft, or another rideshare operator.
- Other drivers involved in the crash.
- The car’s manufacturer if a part or design defect contributed to the crash.
- A government entity if a road hazard contributed to the crash.
At Oracle Law Firm, we comprehend the gravity of injuries and damages sustained in car accidents. We do not wish you to fight alone for the compensation you deserve. Allow our empathetic attorneys to fight for you.
With more than 25 years of experience, we have won millions of dollars for our clients and helped them get back on their feet. Get the justice you deserve immediately. To schedule a free consultation, please contact us at (888) 547-1778 immediately.