Injured In A Rideshare Accident? We Can Help.
The popularity of ridesharing platforms has exploded in recent years, especially the industry leaders, Uber and Lyft. Ridesharing services (sometimes called transportation network companies in California) have disrupted both the traditional taxi industry and public transportation, and have quickly changed the way many of us travel.
But ridesharing has also created legal problems, particularly when auto accidents occur. After a serious or fatal crash involving a ridesharing service, there are questions and gray areas about insurance coverage and liability. The Elllis Firm, APLC, in El Centro knows how to protect you. Call 760-348-8246 for a free consultation.
Ridesharing Accidents Are More And More Common
Our highly experienced attorneys have represented victims of ridesharing accidents. We can represent you in any of these scenarios:
- Injured as an Uber/Lyft passenger
- Having your vehicle struck by an Uber/Lyft driver
- Being struck by an Uber/Lyft car as a pedestrian or bicyclist
California was among the earliest states to adopt regulations for transportation network companies. Our attorneys stay constantly up to date with changes in regulations, developments in case law and other relevant legalities that could impact the outcome of your rideshare injury litigation.
Gaps And Uncertainties In Insurance Coverage
When Uber and Lyft first got started, insurance coverage was spread between the companies themselves and the personal auto policies of drivers. Insurers are now increasingly offering ridesharing policies, but it isn’t always clear when a driver is under his own insurance or the company’s.
With Uber, for instance, the company is liable for accidents when a passenger is on board and partially liable if the Uber driver has been summoned but has not yet picked up the passenger. Between fares, the Uber driver is under his own policy. And what if you are struck while waiting for a hired ride?
Between the driver’s policy and the company’s coverage, there is usually sufficient insurance to compensate victims of accidents. But the parties involved may dispute who was liable when the accident occurred. Therefore, these cases often hinge on proving who was at fault for the crash and which policy was in effect during the accident. We handle all of that.
Contact Us To Discuss Your Ridesharing Accident In A Free Consultation
With an office in El Centro, The Ellis Firm, APLC, helps accident victims throughout Imperial County and the Imperial Valley. If you’ve been injured in a ridesharing accident and want to learn more about your rights and legal options from an experienced personal injury lawyer, contact us to schedule your free consultation. Call 760-348-8246 or send us an email.