Ride-sharing services like Lyft and Uber makes it easier to get from one place to another without waiting on a cab. A car accident lawsuit may result from a car accident involving two or more vehicles. When the car involved in the accident is a ride-sharing service, who is at fault may be confusing.
Who Will Pay For Injuries If I’m Injured in a Ride-sharing Service Vehicle?
Ride-sharing services typically have commercial liability insurance to cover injuries and accidents that occur in its vehicles. States like California require each ride-sharing service company to carry this type of auto insurance.
Who Will Pay for My Injuries If a Ride-sharing Driver Hits My Car?
If you are driving a vehicle and get into an accident with a ride-sharing vehicle, determining liability is a little tougher. Ride-sharing companies generally cover drivers when they are on the clock. This means they are driving a passenger to their destination or riding to pick a passenger. Thus, the company’s insurance company will most likely pay for injuries suffered. However, if the driver isn’t working for the ride-sharing company at the time of the accident, then the question is whether the driver was negligent or not.
What is Negligence?
Negligence in a car accident refers to fault. The responsible party act in a way that disregarded the duty to drive safely. The failure to avoid harm caused harmed to the other party. Negligence involves:
- Duty of Care
- Breach of Duty
If the Ride-sharing Service Driver is at Fault, can I Sue Him or Her?
Yes. The ride-sharing service company typically require drivers to have their personal automobile insurance.
What If I was Walking When I was Struck By a Ride-sharing Service Driver?
Again, it depends on liability and if the driver was on the clock at the time of the pedestrian-car accident.
Can a Lawyer Help Me Determine Liability?
Yes, a car accident lawyer can help determine liability and fight for money to resolve your claim.