Gretna Uber & Lyft Accident Lawyer
Ridesharing has been around for a while. It is an alternative to hiring a taxi, allowing people to order rides from the comfort of an app on their phone. Rideshares are especially convenient when a person needs a quick ride in a crowded metropolitan area or is intoxicated and needs to get home safely.
Uber is also different from a taxi in terms of rules and regulations. That’s because rideshare drivers do not always have to comply with the same laws and regulations that taxi drivers must follow. Uber drivers are regulated more by company policy rather than commercial vehicle regulations, which means that in the event of an accident, there can be issues in terms of liability.
If you were involved in an accident while riding in an Uber or Lyft vehicle, or a rideshare vehicle collided with your vehicle, you need to understand your legal rights. The Gretna Uber & Lyft accident lawyer from Palazzo Law Firm can help you file a claim with the liable party and get the compensation you deserve.
Uber Insurance Coverage
Uber offers insurance for passengers based on the driver’s status:
- Offline/app is off. Uber offers no insurance during this time. The Uber driver’s personal policy would apply.
- Available/waiting for ride request. Uber offers $50,000 in bodily injury per person, $100,000 in bodily injury per accident, and $25,000 in property damage per accident.
- Picking up riders/on a trip. This is where Uber offers $1 million in third-party liability insurance. Uber also offers uninsured/underinsured motorist bodily injury as well as contingent comprehensive and collision, up to the actual cash value of the car (a $2,500 deductible applies).
Keep in mind that Uber offers $1 million in coverage to rideshare passengers only. So if an Uber driver crashes into your vehicle, you are not covered under that policy. You would likely have to seek compensation from the Uber driver, and that may not be enough to cover your damages.
This is why seeking legal help is important in these cases. Victims of Uber crashes may be confused about the process after an accident. What do they do now? Discussing the situation with the insurance company is a bad idea, since their goal is to pay out the smallest settlement possible.
A lawyer will be looking out for your best interest. They have the resources and legal knowledge to launch a thorough investigation so you can make the best recovery possible.
Contact Palazzo Law Firm Today
Accidents involving Uber, Lyft and other rideshare vehicles can be complicated, especially if you were in another vehicle and hit by an Uber driver. Get the help you need.
The team at Palazzo Law Firm can determine liability and help you get the best outcome possible after you crash. Call 504-433-1442 or fill out the online form to schedule a free consultation with our experienced Gretna Uber & Lyft accident lawyer.