Were you hit by someone driving for Lyft or UBER? Or, were you a passenger in a Lyft or UBER when you were injured in an accident? Are you a Lyft or UBER driver who was hurt in an accident? Rideshares can be convenient for passengers and a revenue stream for drivers. If you’re injured in an accident, however, you very well may deserve compensation for all that you’ve been through. Experienced Lyft and UBER accident lawyer, Belal Hamideh, can represent you as aggressively as possible, turning your injury into a victory. Hablamos Espanol.
You May Have a Case Regardless of Who You Are in the Accident
Some erroneously believe that because they were driving for Lyft or UBER or they were passengers that they aren’t entitled to damages. This is false. If you’re injured in a vehicular accident due to the negligence and/or recklessness of another party, then you very well may be entitled to compensation. Indeed, you can be entitled to economic damages (paying for medical bills, hospital visits, rehab, etc.) as well as noneconomic damages (pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and so forth). Belal and the team can help you to recover maximum damages for your case.
Understanding the Insurance Process
Both UBER as well as Lyft share a similar insurance policy for their drivers. Those policy limits are determined by what “period” the driver was in. For example, if the driver were in “Period 1,” (which is when the UBER driver is logged into the app but hasn’t accepted a ride) then the limits are $30,000 of property damage liability coverage per accident, $50,000 bodily injury liability coverage per person injured in an accident, and $100,000 of bodily injury liability coverage per accident. In Periods 2 and 3 (where an Uber driver accepts a ride as well as the period when they pick up a passenger) those go up to $1 million in uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage and $1 million in commercial auto insurance, among other changes. We can help you to navigate this so that you can recover what you deserve.
UBER and Lyft Most Likely Can’t Be Sued, But We Find Who’s Responsible
In the past that may have been a viable path, yet, after the passage of California Assembly Bill 5, it can be more challenging. That said, we can find all of the parties liable for your accident and bring the strongest possible case against them. If you were injured in a rideshare accident due to the negligence, carelessness, or recklessness of someone else, you very well may deserve compensation.
A Lyft and UBER Accident Lawyer Who Can Help
After you’ve been hurt in a rideshare accident, it’s natural to not want to think about it, reach out to an attorney, just deal with your recovery, etc. However, that’s not recommended. In California, you only have two years from the date of your Lyft and UBER accident to file a claim. Depending on particular factors, it could be less than that. If you were hurt in an accident involving a rideshare, it’s worth it to schedule a free case evaluation. You can do so through our site or by giving us a call.