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We Help Clients Involved In Uber & Lyft Accidents Seek Compensation

Accidents involving a Lyft or Uber driver can be much more complicated than your typical car accident. Uber and Lyft drivers are independent contractors, which means they are not actual employees of the companies they are working for. Because these employees are designated as independent contractors, it actually makes it easier for rideshare companies to deny an injury claim that has been filed against them.

At the Shrager & Sachs, we understand how to handle the various complications that often arise in Uber and Lyft accident cases. Our lawyers are familiar with the insurance policies and the practices that are commonly used by rideshare companies to limit or deny the payout on a claim. All of our lawyers have the skills and experience that you will need to get these companies to offer you a fair and just settlement offer. If your case can’t be settled outside of court, we are prepared to use all of our resources to defend your rights and obtain justice on your behalf.

Lyft & Uber Rideshare Policies

Drivers who work with Uber and Lyft are required to be covered under a $1 million insurance policy. The coverage provided by these high value insurance policies are based on the specific activities of the driver at the time the accident occurred. Because the specific activities of a rideshare driver can vary, not every accident scenario can be covered by the company’s $1 million insurance policy. For scenarios not covered by a company’s insurance policy, the personal insurance policy of the rideshare driver will usually go into effect.

Rideshare insurance policies generally break down like this:

  • Rideshare companies are not liable for accidents that take place when a driver is not on the clock.
  • If a rideshare driver’s app is turned on and they are available to work, both the driver’s and company’s insurance coverage will go into effect if there is an accident that takes place. Coverage for these insurance policies can range between $50,000 and $100,000 for injures, and $25,000 for property damage.
  • Accidents involving a rideshare driver who has a passenger in their vehicle, are covered under the company’s commercial insurance plan. Commercial insurance plan policies usually include up to $1 million for third party liability, as well as $1 million in uninsured or underinsured coverage.

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We are ready to take on your Uber or Lyft accident case and get you the compensation you are entitled to. Our law firm is known for our stellar customer service that is backed by our successful track record. We will review your case to determine a strong legal strategy that fits your particular needs and will protect your interests. Let us use our resources to help you.

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