Injured in a Lyft or Uber Accident and Need Help Getting Compensation?
Let Laredo car accident lawyer John R. Solis stand up for you
If you’ve been injured in a Lyft or Uber accident as a result of negligence, Laredo car accident lawyer John R. Solis can help you get the compensation you rightfully deserve so that you aren’t left to shoulder the financial burden of a crash you didn’t cause. John R. Solis, Attorney at Law has successfully resolved more than 1,000 cases for injury victims in Laredo and across Texas – including complicated claims involving Lyft and Uber. See what an experienced Laredo car accident attorney can do for you. Contact us today for your free consultation. Se habla Español.
Requesting a ride through apps such as Lyft and Uber doesn’t take a lot of effort, but if you get injured in a car wreck involving a driver from one of these popular rideshare companies, it can take a lot of work to recover the compensation you’re entitled to. That’s because Lyft and Uber drivers are technically considered independent contractors of the company, which means the high-value insurance policies Lyft and Uber have might not be triggered in the event of a crash. This can make what at first may look like a straightforward personal injury claim turn into a complicated legal matter – the last thing you need when you’re injured and trying to concentrate on your recovery.
Don’t go through the claims process alone. Laredo car accident lawyer John R. Solis is an accomplished and versatile attorney you can trust to advocate for your best interests. A former public defender, Attorney John R. Solis will take an aggressive approach with the insurance company and vigorously fight to get you the payout you deserve. Make the right choice – let John R. Solis be your voice.
What do I do if I was in a Lyft or Uber accident?
One of the most important things you need to do if you were involved in a Lyft or Uber accident is to determine the status of the driver at the time of your crash. Anyone who drives for Lyft or Uber is required to carry their own personal car insurance policy, but these policies don’t have nearly the same limits as the high-priced policies taken out by Uber and Lyft. In most scenarios, the status of the Lyft or Uber driver when your crash occurs will determine whose insurance policy is responsible for covering the cost of your accident. These scenarios include:
- The Lyft or Uber driver is off duty: Any accidents involving a Lyft or Uber driver that happen when the driver is not logged into the app or accepting ride requests will be covered by the driver’s personal car insurance policy or the policy of a third party responsible for the accident.
- The Lyft or Uber driver is on duty: After a Lyft or Uber driver logs into the app and is available for ride requests, both Lyft and Uber have a limited liability insurance policy that can kick in to cover the cost of an accident involving one of their drivers. This policy includes a bodily injury limit of $50,000 per person, a per-accident limit of $100,000, and $25,000 for property damage.
- The Lyft or Uber driver is on duty and has accepted a ride request. Once an on-duty Lyft or Uber driver receives and accepts a ride request, both companies have a $1 million insurance policy that can cover accidents caused by their drivers. This policy can kick in to cover the cost of a serious Lyft or Uber accident involving a pedestrian, bicyclist, or another driver.
- The Lyft or Uber driver is on duty and has a passenger: Accidents that take place while an on-duty Lyft or Uber driver is carrying a passenger inside their car may also be covered by the $1 million insurance policy mentioned above, up to and until the passenger is dropped off.
Whether you were injured as a passenger when your Lyft or Uber driver got into a car accident or you were hurt in a Lyft or Uber accident as a pedestrian, bicyclist, or another driver, it’s important to remember that you have rights. Whatever the specific details are of your case, Laredo car accident attorney John R. Solis can meet with you, answer your questions, explain your legal options, and give you honest advice on what you should do next to move your claim forward.
How do you report a Lyft or Uber accident?
You can report an accident with Lyft or Uber on the mobile app or through the company website, but you might want to consider speaking to an experienced car accident lawyer first. Anything you report to Uber and Lyft could be used to challenge your claim, which might ruin your opportunity at full compensation.
Get Texas-sized results with a Laredo car accident lawyer
Once you’ve been injured in an accident involving Lyft or Uber, it’s critical that you ensure a level playing field. Lyft and Uber are multi-billion-dollar corporations that have the resources to dispute and deny your claim – even if they know their driver was at-fault. One wrong decision, and you could find yourself paying out of pocket for an accident you didn’t create.
Don’t cheat yourself out of the compensation you deserve. Laredo car accident attorney John R. Solis knows what it takes to get substantial verdicts and settlements for injury victims, and he isn’t afraid to take on big companies, like Uber and Lyft. Best of all, you pay no fees unless we win. That’s because we work on a contingency fee basis. Find out how John R. Solis, Attorney at Law can help you. Contact us today for your free consultation.