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Were You Injured During An Uber Or Lyft Ride?

Last updated on July 3, 2023

Ridesharing has exploded in the last few years. While taxis used to be a popular way to get around in a new city, now people are just as likely to use an app on their phone, tap in a request and get a ride from Uber, Lyft or another ridesharing service. Just like other cars, these vehicles sometimes crash. However, because of the legal classification of ridesharing drivers, the insurance covering the injury claims is not always straightforward.

If you have been injured in a rideshare accident, you need a legal team on your side to sort through the insurance complexities as well as the problems associated with your injuries. That is where we come in. At Valrico Law Group, we will make sure you are taken care of. Red tape should not come between you and the compensation you need to move forward. If you are in Tampa or the West Central Florida area, get in touch. We would love to help.

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Who Is Responsible When An Uber Crashes?

After a car accident involving an Uber or Lyft, one could reasonably assume that the company is responsible. After all, their drivers are covered by generous corporate insurance policies.

However, Uber and Lyft drivers are not employees of those companies – they are independent contractors. Because of that, different levels of insurance apply in different circumstances. Important considerations include:

  • Were you a passenger in the ridesharing vehicle at the time of the accident?
  • If not, was the driver transporting a paying customer?
  • Was the driver on their way to pick up a paying customer, or were they simply waiting for the next fare?
  • Was the driver in violation of company guidelines? Under the influence of a substance?
  • What does the driver’s personal insurance policy cover?

Whenever multiple insurance policies overlap, insurance companies will often try to shift blame onto each other to avoid paying as much money as they possibly can. Our job is the opposite. We want to be sure you get the money you need to recover as fully as possible. We can push back against their lawyers and make sure that responsible parties do not ignore their obligations.

We Can Help With Your Ridesharing Injury

Navigating corporate insurance policies and the legal problems associated with a personal injury case are not things you should do while recovering from an injury. Let us focus on the legal matters. You focus on getting well. If you have a situation you would like to discuss with us, please reach out. You can contact our attorneys by email or by phone: 813-433-0331. We serve clients throughout West Central Florida from our Tampa office.