Companies such as Uber and Lyft present commuters, tourists, and those
who just need a ride with an inexpensive and easy way of getting where
they need to go. Today, it’s estimated that over 160,000 people
drive for rideshare giant Uber in over 70 countries around the globe.
The explosion of rideshare businesses and programs have led to a larger
number of these vehicles on our roads, including those in Atlanta, and
thus a significantly higher risk of rideshare vehicles being involved
in an accident. But what happens when you are part of an accident in a
Is My Driver Covered by Insurance?
Major rideshare companies Uber and Lyft do provide their drivers with an
insurance policy when they are operating a motor vehicle in connection
with the use of the app. When logged in and have a recorded acceptance
of transportation services, Uber drivers, for example, are covered by
a $1 million liability policy, as well as a $1 million underinsured/uninsured
motorist policy. This is a great benefit for accepted passengers and drivers,
as there is coverage in the event of an accident.
What Do I Do if I am Injured?
If you are injured in a car wreck while taking a ride from Uber or Lyft,
it is very important that you make sure your driver has followed all necessary
procedures, including obtaining a police report, and reporting the car
wreck to the company. This will help prove you are covered by their company’s
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Call Goldstein & Hayes, P.C. and request a case evaluation if you have
been injured in a ridesharing accident.