Are You Protected as a Passenger in an Uber or Lyft Accident?

  • App-based ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft have made the experience of getting a ride to your destination convenient, easy and affordable. More and more people are using these services nationwide and around the world. As a passenger in these popular rideshare services, it is very important that you know your rights if you get into an accident as a passenger.

    Both Uber and Lyft have insurance coverages that ensure protection for their passengers. Uber provides liability insurance for drivers in addition to what drivers carry for themselves. If you are injured while riding in an Uber vehicle, you should be able to receive compensation for your injuries and related expenses under the Uber liability policies. The liability policy for Lyft and Uber covers up to $1 million dollars for their passengers.

    Uber also provides $1 million dollars of uninsured and underinsured insurance coverage for accidents with uninsured or underinsured drivers.

    If you were injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, make sure that you take the same steps as you would in any auto accident. Doing so will strengthen your claim and help you win the win the maximum compensation that you deserve. Here are a few things you can do after an Uber accident: 

     

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