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Who Is at Fault In an Uber Crash?

Question:

I was a passenger in an Uber and we were hit by another car. Who’s at fault in this situation? Do I need to make a claim against Uber or the other car?

Answer:

When you suffer an injury in a ridesharing accident, whether you were a passenger in an Uber or a Lyft, you should make your injury claim against the driver who was at fault:

  • If the Uber driver is at fault, make the claim against the Uber driver.
  • If the other driver is at fault, make the claim against the other driver.
  • If the other driver is at fault but they have no insurance, or it was a hit-and-run accident, make an uninsured motorist claim under Uber’s insurance policy.
  • If you don’t know which vehicle is at fault, you can ask an attorney to determine which party is responsible and make a claim against them.

Determining Fault in a Ridesharing Crash

To determine which driver was at fault in a Lyft or Uber crash, our attorneys look at all the evidence to find answers to the following questions:

  • How did the accident happen?
  • What does the police report say (if there was a police report)?
  • Did you see how the accident happened?
  • Are there any witnesses?
  • Did any video surveillance cameras capture the accident?
  • What did the drivers say at the scene about fault?
  • Where was the damage on the vehicles?
  • How significant was the damage on the vehicles?

In some cases, more than one driver can be at fault for an accident. We will pursue all at-fault parties to make sure you receive maximum compensation for your losses.

Is There an Upside of Being in an Uber or Lyft Crash?

There is one upside to being involved in accident while you’re a passenger in an Uber or Lyft: These companies have plenty of insurance. Uber and Lyft provide up to $1 million in insurance coverage for passenger injuries and lost wages. So at least you know that there is plenty of insurance to pay for your bills. If your rideshare driver was not at fault, and the other driver doesn’t have auto insurance, or doesn’t have enough auto insurance, Uber and Lyft still provides up to $1 million in uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage to pay your claim.

Ridesharing accidents can be complicated because there is often a dispute about which driver was at fault. If you have been in a rideshare accident, you should seek the advice of an experienced personal injury lawyer. We provide free consultations and our husband and wife team of car accident lawyers are available 24/7 to speak to you.

Call (626) 642-9302 to get legal advice today.

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