Injured As A Passenger On An Uber Or Lyft Ride?
The convenience and affordability of transportation via Uber, Lyft and other ride-sharing services are well-known. All is fine when a gig economy-based ride goes as planned. But what happens after you have been injured while riding in an Uber or Lyft car or van?
As with any motor vehicle accident, prompt legal counsel can help you protect your right to pursue maximum available compensation. At Tremont Sheldon P.C., we are ready to start an investigation, review all relevant insurance policies and help you seek recovery of the costs of your medical care, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Whose Insurance Applies?
Will you be filing a claim against a driver of another vehicle or the driver of your Uber or Lyft vehicle? What about the company of Uber or Lyft? Will your own auto insurance or health insurance be necessary resources? To begin answering your questions, let us review the facts. Both Uber and Lyft carry $1 million liability policies; however, your eligibility to collect may depend on the status of the driver and the vehicle at the time of the crash. For example:
- Was the Uber or Lyft driver’s personal auto insurance valid, as the ride-sharing companies require?
- Was the driver on or off the clock with the Uber or Lyft app?
- Was the driver’s negligence the cause of the accident?
Getting to the bottom of your potential injury claim or lawsuit against the driver, another driver and/or the Uber or Lyft company is a job for a dedicated personal injury attorney. Remember that claims adjusters naturally want to limit the payout of claims. That is their job.
Our job, if we represent you, will be to help you recover the maximum available compensation from all available sources. We are available to apply our vast knowledge and experience to your case. We may need to help you file a claim through your own uninsured/underinsured motorist (UI/UIM) coverage.
There Is No Risk And No Fee For An Initial Consultation
Meet with one of our attorneys at no charge. You will not owe attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.
To schedule an appointment by phone, videoconference or an in-person meeting in our law offices or at your home or hospital, call 203-212-9075 or complete our online inquiry form. We represent Connecticut residents and visitors who have been injured while riding in Uber or Lyft vehicles in our state.