Rideshare is growing in popularity. Many people are calling Uber and Lyft for rides to get where they need to go. But, just like any other vehicle, a rideshare vehicle can be involved in a crash. Regardless of whether you were riding in a rideshare vehicle or you were hit by a rideshare vehicle, you can file a personal injury claim against Uber or Lyft to recover compensation for your damages.
Uber and Lyft have special insurance coverage that is in effect when their drivers are transporting and picking up paying fares. However, if the rideshare driver isn’t transporting a paying fare, or is just waiting to pick one up and has no definitive client, their own auto insurance coverage is in effect and should pay for damages if they are liable.
Rideshare companies are commercial entities, so they have commercial auto insurance coverage. While this coverage offers more protection, the insurance companies are going to try to avoid paying out more than absolutely necessary when they settle a personal injury claim. Since Uber and Lyft have legal representation, you should make sure your rights are also protected by retaining the services of a personal injury attorney.
If a rideshare accident in the Portland/Vancouver metro area has left you with injuries, call to schedule a free consultation with auto accident injury lawyer Beau Harlan at the Harlan Law Firm. Let Mr. Harlan’s experience and dedication go to work for you!