Hartford Rideshare Accident Lawyers
Uber & Lyft Accident Lawyers in Hartford
You probably don’t want to have to sue Uber or Lyft after a rideshare accident because those corporations are so huge. But you might need to, depending on what the rideshare driver was doing when the accident happened.
To find the strength, knowledge, and experience needed to face a major rideshare company, team up with RisCassi & Davis, P.C. today. Our rideshare accident lawyers in Hartford can help you from start to finish, just as we have for so many others in our communities. Your recovery is our top priority.
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What is a Rideshare Accident?
A rideshare accident is a car accident that involves a rideshare driver in some capacity. Some rideshare accidents involve a rideshare driver who causes a crash while driving with customers in their car. Others involve a rideshare driver who gets hit by a negligent driver, so the situation is a little different. No matter the details of your rideshare accident, we are ready to help you figure it out to seek the most compensation possible.
Uber Insurance Policy for Rideshare Accidents
Uber is the world’s most popular rideshare company. If you get hit by a rideshare driver, then, statistically, they will be an Uber driver. For this reason, it helps to know about Uber’s insurance policy, and how it might apply to your case.
Uber has a three-tier rideshare insurance policy:
- Tier 1 – no coverage: Uber will not take any accountability for a driver who uses Uber for income but was not using it at the time of the crash. In that case, any injured parties will have to file against that driver’s insurance policy only, not Uber’s.
- Tier 2 – some coverage: Uber can provide a limited insurance policy if an accident is caused by someone using the Uber app but has not accepted a fare, i.e., they were searching for their next passenger. In this situation, the injured parties must file against the driver’s insurance first. If there are unpaid damages still, then they can file against Uber’s policy, which is a 50/100/25 policy.
- Tier 3 – most coverage: Uber can provide a large insurance policy when a crash is caused by a driver who is using its app and had accepted a fare, i.e., they were on the way to pick up a passenger or already had one in their car. At that point, Uber can offer $1,000,000 in third-party liability, an uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) bodily injury policy, and a contingent comprehensive and collision coverage policy.
It is worth noting that Lyft uses a strikingly similar insurance policy for their drivers, too. Most of what applies in an Uber accident case also applies in a Lyft accident case, so we can easily help you with both.
Let’s Get Ready to Work on Your Case
We should start your case sooner than later. If another driver was involved, then they are probably working on a case against you already. Also, you might forget the key details of your accident if you don’t start your case soon.
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