Ride-share companies like Uber and Lyft can be seen on streets across the San Diego metropolitan area and they are here to stay. Every year, increasing numbers of people use their services for quick, cheap transportation across town. Unfortunately, the lack of training and safety compliance results in an increasing number of negligence lawsuits each year, as more and more riders are injured in accidents.
Uber And Lyft Have Rider Insurance Coverage
California regulations regarding ride-share companies are strict. Uber, in particular, makes a big deal about its $1 million insurance policy covering drivers and passengers who suffer injuries (or file a wrongful death claim) because of a motor vehicle accident while riding in one of their cars. The company also includes uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage in the event the negligent driver causing the accident did not carry adequate insurance. Lyft also offers insurance coverage.
Fighting For Compensation After An Uber Or Lyft Accident
If you were injured in an accident while riding in an Uber or Lyft ride-share vehicle, you might think it would be easy to recover full and fair compensation. It isn't. The insurer will aggressively seek to avoid paying any settlement. If they must pay, you can count on a low-ball offer that will not cover the true extent of your injuries. Securing a full and fair settlement requires fighting the ride-share companies, as well as their insurance companies.
Call O'Mara & Padilla, Attorneys At Law. We Are Here To Help.
Call to talk to a motor vehicle accident injury lawyer at O'Mara & Padilla. Our Lyft and Uber accident attorneys in Encinitas will work vigorously to collect the records and evidence you need for a successful settlement negotiation or to win in court, if trial becomes necessary.
Call us at 858-480-6182 or use the email contact form to explain your circumstances involving an accident while riding in a Lyft or Uber ride-share vehicle.