If you’ve been in a car accident while riding in a rideshare vehicle like an Uber or a Lyft, you should seek a law firm that specializes in rideshare accidents such as Anthem Injury Lawyers. You need more than just a 'car accident lawyer'. You need an attorney that understands the complexity of cases involving rideshare companies. You need an Uber accident attorney.
Uber and Lyft drivers have multiple forms of insurance in place that can pay for injuries that are caused by an Uber or Lyft motor vehicle accident.
Ridesharing in Las Vegas
Ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft became legal in 2015. Unlike a traditional taxi cab company, rideshare companies require rideshare drivers to work as independent contractors and drive their own personal vehicles. Uber and Lyft customers use apps to request and pay for their rides.
To become an Uber driver, you must pass the rideshare company’s screening process, which involves a background check and vehicle inspection.
Ridesharing Insurance Issues
If you were an Uber passenger, pedestrian, or another driver who was injured in an Uber accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation. Under Nevada law, the at-fault driver is responsible for paying for bodily injury, medical bills, and property damage.
When you’ve been injured in a ride-sharing accident, multiple types of auto insurance, liability insurance, and personal insurance coverage may apply:
- Uber drivers carry their own personal insurance policy
- Uber provides $1 million in liability coverage for accidents and collisions
- Uber provides $1 million in uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage
However, not all accidents are covered by Uber’s insurance policy. If the driver is not logged into the Uber system, only the driver’s insurance policy applies. If the driver is logged in, but waiting for a ride request, the personal insurance policy has primary responsibility, but Uber will provide some additional coverage. If the driver is en route to pick up a rider or has a passenger in his or her vehicle, then Uber’s liability policy applies.
What Should I Do If I’m Injured in an Uber Accident?
If you’ve been injured in a rideshare accident that causes you to seek medical treatment, it’s important to collect the appropriate documentation to support your injury claim:
- Seek necessary medical attention
- Obtain all of the driver’s insurance information, including personal and Uber policies
- Take pictures of the accident scene, Uber vehicle, and injuries
- Ask whether the driver was logged in to the Uber app or rideshare app when the accident occurred
- Contact law enforcement and file a police report
Experienced Las Vegas Auto Accident Attorneys
If you have suffered personal injury because of a Uber, Lyft, or other rideshare company and need legal advice, contact our law office of experienced personal injury attorneys. The team at Anthem Injury Lawyers will set up your free consultation and advise you on your accident case.
Our Las Vegas car accident lawyers are experienced in handling complex accident claims involving Las Vegas Uber drivers. Contact Anthem Injury Lawyers today at (702) 987-0202 for a free case evaluation.
Talk to a Personal Injury Lawyer in Las Vegas Before the Insurance Companies
It’s important to speak with us before you speak with any insurance companies. If they try to contact you, let them know you have an attorney, and provide them with your Las Vegas personal injury lawyer’s contact information. The other side’s insurance company will often try to get you to settle your case for a low-ball amount. Never sign, accept, or deposit anything from the other party or their insurance company without consulting your accident lawyer first.
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