Increasingly popular, Uber and Lyft are ridesharing apps that have made
the process of transportation more efficient than ever. More accessible
than taxis, people find themselves using Uber or Lyft as a means to run
their daily errands, go to the airport, or even in place of driving their
own vehicle. In accordance with the overwhelming popularity of the use
of these services, Uber and Lyft drivers are not immune to car accidents,
which can lead to a number of questions regarding responsibility or liability
in case of an injury.
As the ridesharing industry is so new, laws will likely become more concrete
in the coming years. As a driver of these vehicles, your insurance won’t
necessarily cover you as you are technically on the job. In some cases,
Uber or Lyft’s insurance carriers will handle the issue. However,
as an independent contractor, you may be expected to have your own insurance
cover any costs.
As a passenger in an Uber or Lyft, the ridesharing company may cover your
injuries through their insurance policy. In the event these insurance
policies are the first line of defense, they cover up to $1 million in
expenses. This applies to third parties as well.
Contact Our New Orleans Personal Injury Lawyers
Have you been injured in an Uber or Lyft accident? Whether you are a driver,
passenger, or third party who was simply sharing the road, you may wonder
how your injuries and damages will be covered following an accident. Our
New Orleans personal injury attorneys at the Womac Law Firm will handle
the complexities of your case for you, helping you find resolution to
even the most complicated of situations.
Interested in reaching a member of our firm? Don’t hesitate to call
us 24/7 at (504) 470-3935.