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What to Do After Your Uber Accident
Ride-share apps like Uber and Lyft have transformed modern transportation. Thanks to an app on your phone, you no longer need to ask your family members to give you a ride to the airport! Plus, weekends are way more fun when you can make sure everyone gets home safely. However, since more people are using ride-share apps, there are more ride-share cars on the road. This has led to some confusion when these cars are involved in an accident.
Why Are ride-share Accidents Complicated?
When a ride-share car is involved in an accident, there are at least three different parties involved: the drivers of the vehicles, the passenger in the ride-share, and the ridesharing company. There are also various insurance companies associated with each of these parties. Which insurance is responsible for paying for the passenger’s injuries? If you were hit by a ride-share driver, should you file a claim with the company’s insurance or the driver’s personal insurance? If you are a ride-share driver hit by an uninsured or underinsured driver while on the job, will your company insurance cover you?
The Good News for Passengers
If you are a passenger in a ride-share car and you are injured in an accident, insurance will cover you regardless of who is at fault. It doesn’t matter if the accident was caused by your ride-share driver or the other driver. Exactly which insurance depends on which driver is liable, but rest assured that if you are a passenger injured in an accident, we can find ways to recover compensation for you.
While accidents involving ride-share vehicles should be as straightforward as any other automobile accident, the layers of insurance often cause new challenges. Additionally, companies like Uber and Lyft insist their drivers are not employees but “independent contractors,” which means they might not take responsibility in the accident if the ride-share driver is found liable.
If you are injured in an accident involving a ride-share vehicle, whether you are the ride-share passenger or the driver of another vehicle, don’t let anyone tell you there’s nothing you can do. The team at GA Injury Advocated specializes in navigating these complicated cases. Call (770) 766-0555 today and get the compensation you deserve.