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Uber and Lyft have minimal requirements for their drivers. Each driver has to be 21 years old, have at least one year of driving history, and have a record free from crashes. Other than that, these rideshare drivers aren’t professionals and have an effect on traffic deaths. They face the same risk of car accidents as anyone else.

How a Lyft & Uber Accident Lawyer Can Help

Crashes involving rideshare vehicles are more complicated than your typical collision. We highly recommend you call an attorney experienced with Uber and Lyft accidents right away.

Our San Antonio rideshare accident attorneys will:

  • Determine whether either driver was signed into the Lyft or Uber app to work
  • Determine whether the rideshare driver had a passenger or accepted a ride request
  • Assess the auto insurance coverage available from the at-fault driver or the rideshare company
  • Communicate with the insurance companies
  • Calculate the value of your injuries, whether you were a driver or passenger
  • Negotiate settlements with the primary and secondary insurance policies
  • File a lawsuit against the at-fault driver if it’s in your best interests

Expect a Complicated Insurance Process

Many drivers and passengers don’t understand that Uber or Lyft adds a layer of complexity to their case.

Although there may be more insurance coverage when Lyft or Uber is involved, no insurance company is going to hand you a check immediately. Lyft and Uber’s insurance providers wait until the at-fault driver’s insurance pays out first. Then, they try to limit how much they owe you.

That’s why we’re here – to handle the complicated insurance process and demand that you receive compensation for your injuries.

Don’t Expect to Sue Uber or Lyft

You might think you’ll need to sue the rideshare company; however, having the right to sue Lyft or Uber is rare. Rideshare drivers are independent contractors, and their companies aren’t responsible for their actions.

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*The outcome of any individual case depends on factors unique to that case. Past case results listed on this website do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

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What to Do After an Uber or Lyft Accident

If you were hurt as a passenger of Uber or Lyft, or if an Uber or Lyft vehicle hit you, follow these steps:

Document the Crash

After a car accident of any kind, you always want to document everything you can.

If you are safe and able to, use your phone to note everything you remember about the time, location, and collision.

Make sure to get photos and video of the scene that could be used for evidence. Use your phone to take pictures of:

  • Any damage to the vehicles, property in the cars, or the area around the cars
  • The area where the accident took place, including the direction the driver came from and where the cars ended up
  • License plates for all vehicles involved
  • The other driver’s personal and insurance information
  • If you were a rideshare passenger, your driver’s personal and insurance information
  • The rideshare company’s information (there may be a helpline to call)
  • Any physical injuries that you can see immediately

Don’t Leave the Scene

There are a lot of things you shouldn’t do after a crash. One thing you shouldn’t do is leave the scene of the accident before the police have arrived, performed a brief investigation, and taken your information. However, if you are seriously hurt, go to the hospital.

Get Medical Help

Whether you were a driver or passenger, you need to get checked out by a doctor. Even if you don’t feel symptoms now, you could down the line. You might be entitled to compensation, but only if there’s a record of your injuries.

If your pain or symptoms get worse in the days or weeks after the crash, go back to your doctor because your injuries might be worse.

Notify Your Insurer

To use your auto insurance, you have to give your insurer notice of the crash within a reasonable timeframe. We recommend notifying your insurer as soon as possible.

Consult a Lawyer

It’s always best to consult a lawyer after a car crash, especially if it involves an Uber, Lyft, or commercial vehicle. These claims are often more complicated than people expect, but a lawyer can guide you through the process and help you recover compensation as soon as possible.

Common Uber and Lyft Accident Injuries

A San Antonio Uber & Lyft accident lawyer can help when you’re dealing with:

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Lyft or Uber Accident Valuation

Every car accident claim is unique, whether it involves a rideshare service or not. To make sure you get fair compensation for your property damage and injuries, work with a San Antonio Uber and Lyft accident lawyer.

At The Law Giant, Personal Injury & Accident Lawyers, we’ve handled rideshare crashes for years. We know how to navigate the insurance claim process and get you the best financial recovery.

Your car accident compensation may cover:

We work closely with you and your doctors to document your injuries. We use this proof to demand full and fair compensation for your physical, emotional, and financial damages.

Lyft and Uber Insurance Policies

Lyft and Uber both carry insurance policies to help their drivers and passengers. Their insurance only kicks in if the driver was signed into the app. And then, the insurance policies vary depending on whether the driver was completing a ride request or not.

Uber and Lyft’s $1 million liability policy only kicks in after the driver accepts a ride request and before the ride ends. Outside of that time, there’s extra insurance coverage, except with lower limits.

These various insurance policies are why it’s important to have a lawyer. It isn’t always obvious right away what kind of insurance coverage you have. A lawyer will determine the facts of your case, and from there, assess the insurance policies.