Injured In A Lyft Or Uber Accident?
You can rely on attorney David J. Glatthorn
If you or someone you love suffered injury in a Lyft or Uber accident, West Palm Beach car accident lawyer David J. Glatthorn can protect your rights so that you don’t lose out on the compensation you’re entitled to. David Glatthorn Law has recovered millions for injury victims in West Palm Beach and throughout South Florida and knows what it takes to win tough cases – including those involving Lyft or Uber accidents.
Using the Lyft or Uber app to request a ride is easy, but if you get injured in an accident, understanding what to do next can be tough. That’s because Lyft and Uber drivers are considered independent contractors of the rideshare company – meaning Lyft or Uber may not be responsible for damages in the event of a crash. When you’re injured, trying to piece this all together can feel like an impossible task.
Let our law firm manage it all. West Palm Beach attorney David J. Glatthorn is a former insurance company defense lawyer who is well-versed in Florida’s unique car insurance laws. A member of the prestigious “Million Dollar Advocates Forum,” Glatthorn has been a board-certified specialist in civil trial law for over 25 years. That means he’s more than capable of advocating for you in negotiations, or in court in front of a judge and jury.
What do I do if I was in a Lyft or Uber accident?
Lyft and Uber drivers are required to have their own car insurance policies, but both rideshare companies also have policies that can be triggered in the event of a crash. The insurance policy that’s responsible for coverage is ultimately determined by the status of the Lyft or Uber driver at the time of the accident. These scenarios include:
- The Lyft or Uber driver is not on duty: When a Lyft or Uber driver is not logged into the app and is off duty, the driver’s personal car insurance policy is responsible for covering the cost of a crash.
- The Lyft or Uber driver is on duty: If a Lyft or Uber driver is logged into the app and waiting to accept a ride request, the driver is considered on the job and covered by Lyft or Uber’s limited liability insurance policy. This policy has a bodily injury limit of $50,000 per person and a per-accident limit of $100,000. It also covers up to $25,000 in property damage.
- The Lyft or Uber driver is on duty, has accepted a ride request, and is headed to pick up a passenger: Once the Lyft or Uber driver accepts a ride request and is on their way to pick up a passenger, accidents are covered by a $1 million insurance policy.
- The Lyft or Uber driver is on duty, has accepted a ride request, and has a passenger: Lyft or Uber accidents that occur while the driver is working and transporting a passenger are also covered by a $1 million insurance policy.
It doesn’t matter if you were injured in a Lyft or Uber accident as a passenger, as another driver, or as a pedestrian – you have rights, and it’s important to protect those rights. David J. Glatthorn can meet with you, answer your questions, explain your legal options, and help you figure out the best plan to maximize the value of your claim. Take strong action today and get the compensation you’re due.
How do you report a Lyft or Uber accident?
You can report an accident involving Lyft or Uber through the app or on the company website, but you should consider speaking with an attorney first. Florida has unique laws regarding car insurance, and if you make a mistake in your report, you could miss out on getting full compensation.
Get a versatile attorney in your corner
After you’ve sustained an injury in a Lyft or Uber accident, it’s normal to feel nervous about the claims process. Lyft and Uber are billion-dollar corporations that have the resources to challenge and defeat your claim – and if you need to pursue damages from a driver’s personal car insurance policy, it may not cover all the costs related to your accident. Trying to handle a claim on your own is not only intimidating, it’s overwhelming. That’s why you need to ensure a level playing field.
Let a dedicated car accident lawyer stand up for you. Attorney David J. Glatthorn is a powerful advocate for the injured who will fight for you from start to finish. Through aggressive and compassionate representation, our law firm will leave no stone unturned to get what’s rightfully yours. Best of all, you can get exceptional representation on a contingency fee basis. That means you don’t pay anything unless we win. It’s that simple. See what David Glatthorn Law can do for you. Contact us today for your free consultation.