Detroit Rideshare Accident Lawyers
Your Legal Allies in Cases Against Uber & Lyft
Were you in a car accident while riding in a rideshare vehicle, like one that was hired through Uber or Lyft? You are not alone. As rideshare apps gain in popularity, the rate of rideshare accidents also increases. What has not gone up much, though, is the number of people who know what to do after being in a rideshare accident.
At Bashore Green Law Group, we pride ourselves on being able to provide comprehensive legal assistance to our clients, as well as clear information that helps them understand their situations better. If you have been in a rideshare accident, then we should be the first law firm in Detroit you call for help. You might be owed significant compensation for your damages, and we can help you get every penny of it.
Who is Liable for a Rideshare Accident?
Liability in a rideshare accident could be more confusing than it first appears. Do you get to blame the rideshare accident on your rideshare driver? Or is it the fault of the other driver who was involved in the crash? At what point does the rideshare company’s liability become a factor?
All of these questions and more can easily be answered by our team. Our Detroit Uber/Lyft accident lawyers know how to look into the circumstances of a rideshare accident to prove who did something wrong that led to the crash. Various evidence is out there, it is only a matter of finding it.
Rideshare Accident Insurance Policies
If your rideshare accident was provided through Uber or Lyft, then there is a silver lining to your case: the rideshare company’s large insurance policy. Both companies have insurance policies that can pay for a large sum of damages, but only in certain circumstances. Specifically, these policies are designed to help take care of injured rideshare passengers, regardless of who caused the crash.
Uber and Lyft insurance policies are divided into three levels:
- No coverage: When the rideshare driver is not using the app and has no passengers, the rideshare company assumes no responsibility for their actions or the crashes they are in. Because rideshare drivers are independent contractors, not employees, the parent company can dodge all liability.
- Some coverage: When the rideshare driver is using the app to find a new passenger, Uber and Lyft can provide some coverage if that driver is in a car accident. First, the driver’s privately held auto insurance policy will be used first and to the fullest. If there are unpaid damages by the time that insurance policy caps, then the rideshare company’s policy might supply more, up to a different cap.
- Most coverage: When the rideshare driver has a paying passenger in their car or has accepted a new fare to pick such a passenger up, the largest insurance coverage from the rideshare company can apply if a crash occurs. Uber and Lyft each have $1 million policies for bodily injuries per accident, which is much larger than the policies held by most drivers. The policies have additionally available coverages, such as collision coverage and uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) insurance.
Does a Policy Guarantee Coverage?
Just because Uber or Lyft could pay for your damages after a rideshare accident does not mean that the company will. Rideshare companies do not like paying insurance coverages to injured passengers or drivers in other vehicles because that will make their monthly premiums go up. You could have every right to expect the company to pay for some of your damages, and it will still fight you at every chance it can.
To pursue the damages owed to you with confidence, please come to our law firm right away. Our Uber/Lyft accident attorneys in Detroit can help you understand your next best steps, no matter where in the process you are right now.
Hit the Opposition Hard with a Strong Case
Our Detroit rideshare accident attorneys are ready to hear from you if you were hit while riding in an Uber, Lyft, or another rideshare vehicle. You can also count on our legal professionals if you were driving your vehicle when a rideshare driver crashed right into you. Furthermore, we can help rideshare drivers who were caught in bad accidents, whether they had a passenger at the time or not. Our eclectic legal team really can do it all for our clients.
To find out more, please call our rideshare accident lawyers in Detroit at (248) 487-1887.
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