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If you’ve been injured in a Lyft or Uber accident, our experienced car accident lawyers can take control of your claim and get you the highest amount of compensation possible. Coplan + Crane has a track record of winning multi-million-dollar awards for injury victims in Oak Park and throughout Chicago – and our knowledgeable legal team has proven in case after case that we know what it takes to get real results. Discover what a dedicated car accident attorney from our law firm can do for you. Contact us today for your free case evaluation.
Requesting a ride through the Lyft or Uber app is as easy as making a few taps on your smartphone, but if you get hurt in an accident involving one of these popular rideshare companies, trying to make sense of the claims process can take a lot more effort. That’s because Lyft and Uber drivers aren’t considered employees of the company – meaning Lyft and Uber’s high-value insurance policies may not cover an accident if one occurs. When you’re injured, trying to make sense of this all can quickly become a nightmare.
Let our law firm show you the way. Our dedicated car accident lawyers understand how Lyft and Uber accident claims work, and our experienced legal team can take care of everything related to your case so you can focus on making a full recovery.
What do I do if I was in a Lyft or Uber accident?
Anyone who drives for Lyft or Uber is required to carry their own personal car insurance, but Lyft and Uber each have high-priced policies that can be activated to cover the cost of an accident involving one of their drivers. Under most circumstances, the status of the Lyft or Uber driver at the time of the crash will establish who is responsible for coverage. These scenarios include:
- The Lyft or Uber driver is off the clock: If a Lyft or Uber driver is off duty and not logged into the app, any accidents involving that driver will be covered by the driver’s own car insurance policy or the insurance policy of a third party responsible for the accident.
- The Lyft or Uber driver is on the clock: Once a Lyft or Uber driver logs into the app and is available for ride requests, they are considered on duty. During this time, Lyft and Uber’s limited liability insurance policy is activated and may cover the cost of an accident. 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 the clock and on their way to pick up a passenger: After an on-duty Lyft or Uber driver accepts a ride request and is driving to pick up a passenger, both Lyft and Uber have a $1 million insurance policy that can be triggered to cover the cost of a serious accident, including those involving other drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists.
- The Lyft or Uber driver is on the clock and is transporting a passenger: Any Lyft or Uber accidents that occur during this period of time may be covered by Lyft or Uber’s $1 million insurance policy, up until the passenger is dropped off.
Whether you were a passenger inside a Lyft or Uber, got into a car accident with a Lyft or Uber driver, or had a Lyft or Uber driver crash into you as a pedestrian, it’s important to remember that you have rights. Our car accident lawyers will be happy to meet with you, answer your questions, discuss your options, and give you honest advice on how to get maximum compensation. Make the right choice. Let our law firm get to work for you.
How do you report a Lyft or Uber accident?
If you’ve been injured in a Lyft or Uber accident, you may file an official report with the company through their app or on the company website, but you may want to consider speaking with a car accident attorney first. Anything you put in the report could be used against you to challenge your claim, and you could ruin your opportunity to get full compensation.
Get Coplan + Crane – car accident lawyers winning for those who have lost
Once you’ve been injured in a Lyft or Uber accident, your claim can quickly turn into a David vs. Goliath situation. That’s because Lyft and Uber are multi-billion-dollar companies that have the resources to dispute and defeat your claim.
Give yourself a fighting chance. Our car accident lawyers are talented negotiators and accomplished trial attorneys who will aggressively advocate for your needs and demand full compensation for all your accident-related expenses. Best of all, we work for clients on a contingency fee basis. That means you don’t pay anything unless we win. It’s that easy. Find out how Coplan + Crane can help you. Contact us today for your free consultation.