Have You Been Injured In An Uber Or Lyft Accident?
Whether you are heading to an interview, on your way to a night out or simply trying to get across town, you may find it convenient to use a ride-sharing services, like Uber or Lyft. As with many commercial services, when you get into your Uber or Lyft, you are entrusting your safety to the driver.
If the driver breaches that trust and you are involved in an accident, the path to injury compensation is much less straightforward than if you were the driver or you had hired a taxi.
At The Law Office of Aman N. Shah, we understand the complex legal structures surrounding popular ride-sharing services, and we can help guide you toward the resolution of your situation through the proper channels.
Navigating The Complexities Of Rideshare Liability
Typically, an employer is liable for accidents where their employees are involved, but whether or not rideshare drivers are considered as employees has been a subject of debate.
In California, rideshare companies are required by law to carry commercial liability insurance in case one of their drivers is involved in an accident. If you were a passenger in a rideshare that crashed, your injuries may be covered by the company.
If your car was struck by an Uber or Lyft vehicle, getting the ride-sharing company’s insurance to cover the accident may be more difficult. Since Uber and Lyft drivers use their own vehicles, it can be hard to determine whether or not the driver was on the clock when the accident happened, and the company may not cover the accident if it happened off the clock. In these instances, liability may be determined in the same manner as in a conventional car accident.
Uber and Lyft accidents often involve many shades of gray. As an experienced motor vehicle and rideshare accident attorney, Aman N. Shah can help clarify the blurred lines and point you toward a path leading to resolution.