So, what do you do if you’re a passenger or driver in an uber or lyft that has been involved in an accident. More importantly, what do you do if you are injured? Also, who is covering the bill? A Seattle Uber and Lyft accident attorney can help you navigate the tricky process.
Rideshare is on the rise in major cities like Seattle. Since its inception, Lyft has completed one billion rides and Uber ten billion rides. Like any vehicle on the road, car accidents happen; uber and lyft drivers are no exception.
You may have to file claims with multiple insurance companies (the driver’s and Uber and/or Lyft’s). It can be difficult keeping up with the communication from multiple insurance companies as well as developing the evidence required to receive the maximum settlement amount.
Insurance companies are motivated to convince you to settle for less than you deserve. They know that you are recovering from an injury and are vulnerable. An experienced Seattle Uber accident lawyer will signal to the insurance company that you won’t fall for their underhanded tricks and low-ball offers.
If you were injured in an Uber or Lyft accident that required hospitalization, surgery, or extensive rehabilitation you may be wondering how to recover financially from the at-fault person. A Seattle Uber and Lyft accident lawyer can help.
Uber and Lyft work on a period system, the period you are in will depend on the type of coverage you are afforded and the claims process you will need to follow in order to recover.
As a passenger, you are covered by Uber or Lyft’s third-party liability insurance policy from the moment you get in the vehicle to the moment you step out. However, you will need to seek recovery from the driver’s personal insurance before Uber or Lyft will step in. Uber or Lyft’s third party liability insurance will cover your damages if they exceed the driver’s personal insurance coverage.
An Uber or Lyft accident is just like any other car accident, but the claims process is a little more difficult. Follow these steps if you’ve been involved in an Uber or Lyft accident:
Following these steps will increase your chances of maximizing your settlement amount.
We have decades of experience in accident litigation. We are standing by to assist you in recovering a settlement that will pay your medical bills and cover your lost wages. Call us today at (206) 489-5140 for a free case consultation. One of our knowledgeable Seattle Lyft accident attorneys will review your case and chart the best path for financial recovery.
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