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What can be more complicated about these types of car accident claims is determining liability. If you’ve been injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, you’re likely wondering whether the rideshare company can be held responsible for your damages.
Perhaps the most complicated part of rideshare injury claims is determining liability. Though some may assume the rideshare company will assume blame because they’ve employed their drivers, it’s important to note the distinction of rideshare drivers as independent contractors. By classifying drivers as contractors and not as employees, rideshare companies can evade responsibility when their drivers are on the clock and cause accidents. In many cases, drivers will be held personally responsible for accidents they cause and have to access their insurance.
However, both Uber and Lyft have $1 million insurance policies that can cover the damages of drivers and passengers injured in accidents, which may include medical expenses, deaths, and property damage.
There are three main situations you may find yourself in after an accident that will establish whether you’re able to access this coverage:
Navigating such an accident is extremely complex when you have to consider the various factors that took place in the crash. Only an experienced team of personal injury lawyers with a successful track record—like ours—can be trusted to know how to maximize your claim’s value.