Rideshare Accidents

Encino Rideshare Accident Attorneys

Handling Complex Uber & Lyft Claims

Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft make quick trips around the city, to the airport, and tourist destinations easier than driving to and from on your own. Using a rideshare company requires no maps, no parking, and the ease of at-your-door pick up and drop off. It’s a win/win, right?

The bigger question becomes, what happens if you are hurt in an accident while using these popular and convenient services?

At Binder Law Group, our Encino rideshare accident attorneys provide skilled legal representation for the complex conditions that surround accidents involving Uber, Lyft, their drivers, and insurance company after an injury occurs.

Call (818) 740-7667 for a free consultation with a dedicated team member, or contact us online. Experience makes all the difference when it comes to choosing a law firm – we have that and much more to offer.

What Type of Insurance Coverage Does an Uber or Lyft Driver Carry?

Uber and Lyft drivers are both covered by their respective company’s insurance policies during designated parts of their trips. Beginning in 2017, Uber and Lyft were required to maintain auto insurance for personal injury protection while their drivers are logged on to their digital networks. The insurance coverage must apply even when the driver is not engaged in a prearranged ride.

In the State of California, Uber and Lyft insurance coverage apply as follows:

Driver is offline, or the Uber or Lyft app is off:

  • Personal insurance company and coverages apply

Driver is available or waiting for a ride request:

  • $25,000 in property damage per accident
  • $50,000 in bodily injury per person
  • $100,000 in bodily injury per accident

Driver is on the way to pick up riders and during all trips:

  • $1,000,000 third‑party liability
  • Contingent comprehensive and collision
  • Uninsured/underinsured motorist bodily injury
  • Up to actual cash value of the vehicle, minus a $1,000 deductible

When the driver is operating their vehicle on behalf of the rideshare company — no matter which brand he or she is working under — the rideshare company is responsible for their coverage. That means pursuing the corporate giant is going to be much more difficult to do on your own.

Our attorneys can help. Recovering the financial damages you deserve is our passion, and our experience produces results.

Common Types of Rideshare Accidents

At Binder Law Group, we know that when negligent drivers get behind the wheel of the car, they are putting everyone on our roadways in danger.

That can include:

  • Negligent rideshare drivers who caused collisions by operating their vehicles distracted, under the influence, speeding, or recklessly
  • Negligent drivers who collide with Uber or Lyft drivers while operating their vehicles distracted, under the influence, speeding, or recklessly

Much like other negligent drivers, Uber and Lyft drivers can cause:

If you have been hurt in an accident while either riding as a passenger in an Uber or Lyft vehicle or by a rideshare driver negligently operating their vehicle, our attorneys can help you hold them accountable for your financial recovery.

Contact Us Today

If you have been hurt in an accident involving an Uber or Lyft driver, do not try to negotiate with their corporate lawyers or insurance representatives on your own. Our Encino rideshare accident attorneys are available now to assess your case and provide real-time solutions for pursuing the best financial outcome available for your unique circumstances. Call us now to learn more.

Call (818) 740-7667 for a free consultation with a dedicated team member. With more than 40 years of experience and hundreds of millions recovered, we can be trusted to go after the outcomes you need.

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Put 4 decades of experience on your side. Speak to our personal injury lawyers, to achieve outstanding results today.

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