Car trips from ride-sharing companies such as Uber or Lyft have increased thanks to the ease they offer both for drivers who are considered independent workers and for users who can request the service they want through applications on their cell phones. and have a car with a driver available to them in just a few minutes. In addition, their costs have become even more accessible than those of the common taxis that we saw around the city.
And despite the fact that the safety of traveling with them is not considered a problem, dangerous situations have occurred and their arrival has been associated with an increase in road accidents. Therefore, if you have become a frequent user of this service or if you use it from time to time, it is important that you know who would be responsible for paying your compensation in the event that you are involved in a vehicle accident while traveling with one of these companies.
As a passenger in a car from Uber, Lyft, or any other company, you will be able to determine fault for the accident in the same way that you would prove one involving private vehicles. The person responsible will be the person who has acted negligently and has caused the accident to happen thanks to this act.
However, if you know that the driver of the vehicle you were traveling in was at fault for the accident, he or she will be responsible for paying your compensation. The advantages for the drivers, the companies offer total coverage for these situations and that their clients can also travel with the certainty that any damage suffered due to their independent drivers will be paid thanks to this sufficient insurance. Also in California, specific laws have been established so that drivers have full coverage insurance from day one in order to operate legally.
In the event that you are the victim of an accident while traveling with a rideshare company, and they deny you the compensation you truly deserve for the damages you have suffered in this accident, do not hesitate to contact us. Our personal injury attorney, Leo Herrera, will be happy to help.