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Millions of drivers operate motor vehicles throughout the State of California. What happens if you are involved in an automobile collision while riding in a Lyft or Uber? The circumstances of each accident determine whether a plaintiff should file a lawsuit against Lyft or Uber.
The attorneys at Ride App Law Group, LLP can answer any questions you have regarding Uber or Lyft and their role in motor vehicle accidents in California.
In the majority of motor vehicle accidents, liability arises out of negligence. Negligence claims must satisfy four elements for liability to attach to a defendant.
The liable driver must owe a duty of care to an injured person. The driver must have breached this duty, and the breach must have caused the injured victim’s damages. The four elements – duty, breach, causation, and damages – are the foundational parts of any negligence claim.
If you are a passenger in a Lyft or Uber during an accident, you are covered by the rideshare company’s commercial liability coverage. You may also be able to file a lawsuit against the driver.
If another driver was liable for the automobile accident, you can file a claim against the driver in California. If the negligent driver does not have insurance then Lyft or Uber will pay for your damages. You are covered up to $1 million in most cases.
If a Lyft or Uber driver causes a traffic collision, then the driver or passenger of the other vehicle can make a claim against the Lyft or Uber driver.
If you are a passenger or driver in a rideshare car, the amount of insurance coverage available to you depends on the actions the driver was taking when the motor vehicle accident occurred. It is important whether the driver was picking up a passenger or already had a passenger in the car. It is also important to determine if the driver was logged into the rideshare application and waiting on a passenger. The driver could have been driving on their own time and not logged into the application, which can determine the policy limits of the rideshare company’s insurance coverage.
An experienced personal injury attorney can help you obtain financial compensation for the following:
An exceptional personal injury attorney at Ride App Law Group, LLP can explain which damages you may be able to recover in your case.
If you were injured during a motor vehicle accident in California, contact Ride App Law Group, LLP today. Our attorneys can represent you and help you obtain the financial compensation you deserve. Visit our website to learn more about the legal services we offer. Also, call our office at 888-754-9023 to schedule a free consultation during which we can discuss the facts of your case.