Fighting for Your Rights in an Uber or Lyft Accident
Uber and Lyft ride services are convenient. But, using these services can have an unexpected risk. While you’re riding in the driver’s private car, you could easily be involved in an accident that leaves you to wonder if you have any rights to receive compensation for your injuries. The law in California allows you to seek a settlement from an Uber or Lyft driver to help pay for your injuries.
Uber or Lyft Passenger Accidents
If you are a passenger in an Uber or Lyft that is involved in an accident, you need the help of an attorney to settle your case. Often these drivers do not have the means to pay for your injury claims, and it is necessary to go after Uber or Lyft to get compensation. Uber and Lyft have $1 million insurance policies to protect their drivers and passengers and they can provide compensation for your injuries.
The California law ensures that Uber and Lyft maintain these policies and cover their passengers the moment the transaction starts with the company. These policies cover death, personal injury and property damage.
Your Uber or Lyft driver’s personal auto insurance policy does not cover you during an accident. The moment the transaction begins, the driver is considered a commercial driver. This is why you need to file a claim against Uber or Lyft to seek damages for your injuries.
Uber or Lyft Driver Accidents
Passengers are not the only ones who can be hurt in an Uber or Lyft accident. Drivers can sustain injuries need to get compensation to pay for their medical bills and property losses. The attorneys at Kalfayan Merjanian can fight Uber and Lyft to compensatet you when you are a driver for either company.
When you are hit by an Uber or Lyft driver in your own vehicle, you also have a right to sue for compensation for your injuries and damages to your car. These companies are not immune from providing you compensation. They can be sued, and the attorneys at KM are not afraid to take on these popular transportation companies.
Settlement Awards in an Uber or Lyft Accident
For your Uber or Lyft accident case to be successful, you need to have an attorney that prove negligence during the accident. Your KM attorney will also work to show the extent of your injuries in an Uber or Lyft accident, so you can receive the maximum settlement award for your case.
You are entitled to a range of settlement damages for an Uber or Lyft accident. These might include:
- Medical expenses, including ongoing care
- Lost wages, including future income
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Physical impairment
- Wrongful death
- Punitive damages
If you were injured during in an Uber or Lyft accident, you need a lawyer who knows the law for these types of crashes. The attorneys at KM are experienced in all aspects of Uber or Lyft accidents and can get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Contact us today to set up a free consultation.