Uber and Lyft are some of the most popular forms of transportation in this day and age. However, with the advent of these new ridesharing apps, the laws are still subject to change in terms of liability, insurance coverage, and more. Since nothing is quite set in stone, it is important you are quick to protect yourself with the help of an Augusta car accident attorney once involved in a collision–whether you are a passenger or a driver.
As an Uber or Lyft passenger, you are covered under the company’s liability coverage, though these companies make it known that they are not liable for their driver’s misconduct. If the accident was the fault of your driver, you will need to enlist in your own legal counsel, care, and representation. As a passenger, you are considered an innocent party who is free of fault and are therefore protected under these rights.
As an Uber or Lyft driver, your rights are circumstantial to the cause of the accident at hand. If you were not logged into the Uber or Lyft app at the time of the accident, you are therefore not covered and may not sue Uber or Lyft. If you were logged in, your own insurance would be the primary form of coverage–only once your coverage fails to completely take care of all expenses, does Uber or Lyft’s insurance cover the remainder. However, all of this is conditional, as it all comes down to whose fault the accident was, whether anyone was under the influence, if there were any injuries or casualties, etc.
At M. Austin Jackson Attorney at Law, our Augusta car accident lawyers believe in working tirelessly to advocate on behalf of our clients who have suffered as a result of another’s negligence. If you or a loved one has been injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, now is the time to enlist in the help you deserve. We will be the advocates you need during this challenging time.
Interested in contacting us at your earliest convenience? Schedule an initial consultation with a member of our firm by calling (706) 724-2661.