If you have been injured in a rideshare accident, you may be entitled to significant compensation. To discuss your legal options, contact Freedman Law. We offer free consultations; call (559) 447-9000 or contact us online.
We bring over 20 years of experience to each rideshare accident case and have recovered millions for our clients.
We prioritize the well-being of our clients, providing personalized attention, clear communication, and dedicated advocacy throughout the legal process.
We accept rideshare accident cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only get paid if you do, and there are no upfront fees.
Why You Need a Rideshare Accident Attorney
When faced with the aftermath of a rideshare accident and the challenges of filing a claim, especially while recovering from significant injuries, the process can become overwhelming. Companies like Uber or Lyft often assert that their drivers are independent contractors rather than employees, attempting to avoid liability for collisions. A Fresno Rideshare Uber/Lyft Accident Attorney can play a crucial role by managing every aspect of your claim. Using their profound understanding of relevant laws and the ability to gather evidence in support of your case, they can ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.
Who is Liable in a Rideshare Accident?
Liability in a rideshare accident hinges on the specific circumstances of the collision. For example, here are common scenarios and who would be liable:
Rideshare App Off or Driver Not Logged In
If a rideshare driver causes an accident while not actively working, and the rideshare app is off, or the driver is not logged in, their personal auto insurance is applicable. In such cases, filing a claim would involve dealing with the Uber or Lyft driver’s personal insurance company.
Rideshare App On, Driver “Available” and Waiting
When a rideshare driver causes an accident while the company’s app is on, indicating availability but without a ride request, the rideshare company’s contingent liability coverage comes into play. Meaning, that if the rideshare driver’s personal auto policy does not cover the accident, the rideshare company will cover damages up to policy limits.
Driver Has Accepted a Ride, En Route, or Transporting a Rider
In instances where a rideshare driver has accepted a ride, is en route to pick up a rider, or is actively transporting a passenger, the rideshare company’s commercial insurance policy takes precedence. Uber and Lyft typically provide coverage of up to $1 million for property damage and bodily injury per accident, with additional coverage if another involved driver is uninsured or underinsured.
Third-Party Causes of Rideshare Accidents
If a rideshare accident is caused by a third party, such as another driver, a government agency, or a defective part manufacturer, the party responsible for the collision or their insurer would be liable.
Get Help From a Skilled Fresno Rideshare Uber/Lyft Accident Lawyer
If you have been harmed in a rideshare accident, our Fresno rideshare Uber/Lyft accident lawyers will help you determine who is responsible and hold them accountable. Call Freedman Law at (559) 447-9000 or contact us online.