UBER and LYFT accidents vs. Taxi accidents

Attorney Daniel VillalobosAuthor: Attorney Daniel Villalobos

A lot of controversy has arisen with the booming person to person business technology. However none compares to the controversy of Uber/Lyft. Customer usage of Uber/Lyft have exploded in recent years and as a result new laws have been written to address automobile accidents while driving for Uber/Lyft as well as riding as a passenger.

As of the date of this blog, it is not fully clear as to how insurance companies pay claims in automobile accidents. Your attorney must read the policy of both the individual as well as Uber/Lyft. Each circumstance can have a different result. Often times, a person’s own individual policy refuses to pay claims if a passenger or driver was in the scope and course of a ride. Most individual polices exclude coverage in this circumstance. Fortunately, Uber/Lyft will provide both bodily injury coverage as well as uninsured motorist coverage in the event of an accident. For passengers, typically Uber/Lyft will provide $10,000 in PIP coverage to help pay for medical bills, lost wages, and death benefits.

If you are in an automobile accident while riding Uber/Lyft, call us for a free consultation on your unique circumstance. We do not charge a fee or cost unless we recover money for you.

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