Auto Negligence Lawyer and Ohio Lyft Accident Attorney reviews Uber and Lyft injury for plaintiffs nationwide
Accidents involving Uber and Lyft, whether you are an injured passenger or a motorist, can be complicated because you are dealing with both an individual driver and a multi-billion dollar company contractor.
Uber and Lyft are both requiring drivers to be covered by $1 million in liability and in uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage. This far exceeds the average auto insurance policy, and damages can be recovered following an accident.
Victims injured in Uber and Lyft accidents who are not a fault may be able to recover compensation for medical costs, lost income, and pain and suffering following an accident. Motorists injured in a collision and passengers in a rideshare vehicle can collect and file a claim after an injury.
Joe Lyon is an auto negligence lawyer and Ohio Lyft accident attorney representing injured rideshare plaintiffs nationwide.
The Lyon Firm works with Accident Reconstruction experts to determine the root cause of an accident.
Ohio Lyft Accident Attorney & Rideshare Lawsuits
The legal implications of Uber and Lyft accidents can be complex because Uber drivers are not considered employees, but independent contractors. The companies try to distance themselves from individual liability, though they may still be liable if they hire incapable drivers, drivers with a poor driving record, or allow drivers to drive long hours that lead to obvious fatigue.
Many drivers also do not get any training related to the job and may be distracted with the application while driving, creating a dangerous road hazard.
Uber and Lyft drivers have their own personal auto insurance to be eligible to work for the companies. In additions, however, Uber provides the following insurance coverage:
- If the Uber App is on and driver is “available,” Uber’s contingent liability coverage can be accessed, including up to $50,000 to $100,000 for injuries.
- If Uber driver is on an Uber trip, the company’s insurance coverage is provided, which includes up to $1 million in third party liability and $1 million in uninsured or underinsured coverage.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to an Ohio Lyft accident, and have questions about the legal remedies available to improve quality of life and medical care, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with an Ohio Lyft Accident Attorney, and he will help you answer critical questions regarding Rideshare Auto Negligence.