California Rideshare Injury Attorney
Passenger in an Uber or Lyft accident caused by your own driver
When you get into an Uber or Lyft driver’s car, you are entrusting them with your safety. You expect them to obey all traffic laws and to drive with caution. If your driver fails to exercise appropriate caution and causes an accident of any nature that ultimately leaves you injured, you have a right to seek reimbursement for your medical bills and compensation for any other expenses that you may incur as a result of your injuries.
If in an accident is caused by the rideshare driver, and a passenger in an Uber or Lyft is injured, the passenger is entitled to compensation for their injuries. The passenger first may recover from the driver’s own insurance policy and then, if that policy is inadequate, the passenger may recover from the policy carried by Uber or Lyft.
Under U.S. laws, all Americans have the right to fair compensation after suffering from injuries caused by another party’s negligence.
Uber and Lyft insurance coverage
Any person who drives for Uber or Lyft is required to carry their own car insurance, which often covers injuries of passengers in the event of an accident. This insurance requirement is imposed by California law and affects everyone who owns and operates a motor vehicle, regardless of whether they drive for companies like Uber or Lyft. Transportation companies, Uber and Lyft included, carry their own insurance policies in the event that their drivers are involved in an accident. Uber, in particular, insures its drivers with a $1 million policy.
Experienced Rideshare Injury Attorney in California
If you were an Uber or Lyft passenger and were hurt in an accident caused by your own driver, a California Rideshare Injury Attorney will be able to help you recover damages.
Contact Potter Handy, LLP for a risk-free injury consultation.
Call (415) 534-1911 or email us to schedule a free, confidential consultation.