App-based ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft have made the experience of getting a ride to your destination convenient, easy and affordable. More and more people are using these services nationwide and around the world. As a passenger in these popular rideshare services, it is very important that you know your rights if you get into an accident as a passenger.
Both Uber and Lyft have insurance coverages that ensure protection for their passengers. Uber provides liability insurance for drivers in addition to what drivers carry for themselves. If you are injured while riding in an Uber vehicle, you should be able to receive compensation for your injuries and related expenses under the Uber liability policies. The liability policy for Lyft and Uber covers up to $1 million dollars for their passengers.
Uber also provides $1 million dollars of uninsured and underinsured insurance coverage for accidents with uninsured or underinsured drivers.
If you were injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, make sure that you take the same steps as you would in any auto accident. Doing so will strengthen your claim and help you win the win the maximum compensation that you deserve. Here are a few things you can do after an Uber accident:
- Seek medical attention right away.
- Contact law enforcement and make a police report.
- Take photos of any property damage or injuries.
- Exchange contact information with your rideshare driver and any other eye witnesses at the scene.
- Contact an experienced Uber car accident attorney.
Contact Jacoby & Meyers, LLP NY
If you have been hurt in a ridesharing accident, you’ll need the guidance and support of an experienced attorney. Jacoby & Meyers, LLP NY is the tri-state area’s leading full service personal injury law firm. We will evaluate your case free of charge and ensure that you receive the highest quality legal assistance. Our Uber accident attorneys will make sure that you receive the fairest compensation possible for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and any other related damages. If you or a loved one has been injured in an Uber car accident, contact us to schedule a free consultation. Call us at 1-877-504-5562 or email us at [email protected]