If you or a loved one is injured in a Rideshare (such as Uber or Lyft ) accident, make sure that you know your rights (link to free consultation form). Of course, there are always different scenarios and facts making each claim or case different.
Some can be explained below.
If you are a passenger in a Rideshare (Uber, Lyft, etc.) and receiving a paid ride, then the driver is acting in their official capacity, meaning the company is responsible for any of your damages at the time of the accident. However, the company (Uber, Lyft, etc.) is only liable if their driver was at fault in some way for the accident. If the rideshare wreck was caused by ANOTHER’s fault or negligence, then that driver or driver’s company is liable for damages. The insurance companies of appropriate parties will all be involved.
If you are a driver and hit by a Rideshare car, the same factors apply. The Rideshare company (Uber, Lyft, etc.) is only responsible if their driver was at fault and was acting in their official capacity (currently on a paid drive).
Again, the scenarios and facts are different for each wreck. Even a Rideshare driver can be injured in an auto wreck, which is totally due to the fault of another driver, and therefore, have a claim. Contact Chris Corzo Injury Attorneys for a free consultation to know your rights and options.