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Posted By Tom Rhodes Law Firm P.C. | 5-Dec-2017

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 insurance companies.

If you’ve been involved in an Uber or Lyft accident, let us help. Our experienced 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 consultation today.

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