Hurt In A Rideshare Accident?
Ridesharing car services like Uber and Lyft have revolutionized the way we get around. However, just like any other mode of transportation, there are risks involved.
Getting in an accident while riding in a Lyft or Uber can be a stressful situation. At the Law Office of Donald W. Bedell in New Jersey, we are dedicated to being strong advocates for people who were injured in motor vehicle accidents. We help accident victims take control of their situation and work to get the compensation they deserve.
If you are injured in a Lyft or Uber accident, we want to help you recover damages to get your life back on track, whether you have piles of medical bills, lost wages or pain and suffering. Our attorney will work day in and day out until we get the most favorable outcome for you and your case. He has a strong record of proven outcomes in high-stakes injury cases.
What To Do Immediately After A Rideshare Accident
In the aftermath of a rideshare accident, it’s important to take the following steps:
- Call 911
- Check for injuries
- Get the information of everyone involved
- Relay this information to Lyft or Uber
- Get a medical evaluation
What About After The Accident?
After the accident is when the situation can get murky. You should never get pressured or bullied into accepting a settlement. It is important to remember that insurance companies are not always looking out for your best interests, so you want to have an attorney by your side who will.
We will take the time to fully investigate the car accident and your injuries, and make sure your rights are represented and your voice is heard. Our number one priority is working toward an agreement that we believe is fair and is in your best interests.
The Nuanced World Of Rideshare Auto Insurance
If you get in an accident while in an Uber or Lyft, there is an accident policy in place. Here are the basics:
- Coverage limits: Uber and Lyft insures their drivers and passengers for up to $1 million dollars for medical coverage and property damage and up to $50,000 per personal injury claim.
- The driver’s coverage: If the driver of the rideshare has their own insurance (as they should, since it’s required by law), you may have to go through their insurance agency if Uber or Lyft decides not to cover the accident. You may also have a claim against their insurance for damages beyond what Uber or Lyft’s policy limits.
- Protecting yours rights: After your accident, Uber or Lyft will reach out to talk with you. It’s best to consult with an attorney as soon as possible so you don’t end up jeopardizing important rights.
A lot of this is dependent on how Uber or Lyft decide to handle your claim, which is why you need a strong lawyer by your side to advocate for you in your time of need.