Ridesharing has become an increasingly popular means of transportation
in large cities. Two of the most prominent companies in the ridesharing
business are Uber and Lyft, who are both competing for the most use. While
both ridesharing services can be entirely convenient, they can pose a
huge issue when the Uber or Lyft car experiences an accident.
Both Uber and Lyft have auto insurance policies that cover people up to
$1 million in damages. For smaller injuries and damages, this is a significant
amount of money. However, if a young person is catastrophically injured
in the collision, he or she might need more than $1 million over the course
of his or her lifetime to compensate him or her for medical bills, rehabilitation
costs, and lost wages.
In a typical car accident, the at-fault driver is usually the one whose
insurance covers the majority of the accident costs. However, Uber and
Lyft might not let their insurance company pay for damages if they can
prove the accident wasn’t their fault. In one case, Uber had tried
to deny liability when its driver was responsible for something as serious
as wrongful death.
It can be complicated to file a claim depending on the circumstances of
the accident. Unless liability is incredibly apparent, insurance companies
might need months to investigate the cause of the crash. Not only could
your driver be liable for the accident, but other vehicles involved in
the collision need to be examined as well. If they are found partially
responsible for the crash, you might also need to file a claim with their
If you’ve been involved in an Uber or Lyft accident, let us help.
San Antonio auto accident lawyers are incredibly familiar with the insurance claims process. Let us see
what we can do to help you recover compensation.
Contact us at (210) 265-6543 or fill out our online form to schedule a free case