Uber and Lyft: Is the driver covered if they are involved in a car accident?

Aug 24, 2016

Uber and Lyft are the most lucrative and prominent ride-sharing companies to exist. The ease of booking a ride on your smartphone to your destination with one touch, coupled with highly competitive prices has resulted in a steady decline in the use of taxis. This is responsible for causing the profit of these companies to skyrocket and their popularity to rise. The issue of public safety and ride-sharing has become a nationwide topic and those asserting discontent are concerned the process of screening drivers is less than adequate.

It is important that you feel comfortable with who you are getting in the car with. There are many things that can go wrong. You want to know that you will arrive at your destination safely. In the event that there is a car accident, you need to be sure that your damages will be covered. Uber and Lyft offer insurance coverage that covers riders during paid fares.

If you are sharing the road with Uber and Lyft drivers, you want to know that they are properly covered if they are in a car accident with you. The amount of coverage that a driver is provided with depends on whether they are awaiting a fare, en route to pick up a fare, or transporting a paid passenger to their destination.

If you have been involved in a car accident with an Uber or a Lyft driver and were injured, contact a car accident attorney. A knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorney can help you recover what you are entitled to even against huge companies like Uber and Lyft. At Warshauer Woodward Atkins, we are committed to obtaining full compensation for victims of car accidents, catastrophic personal injury, and wrongful death.