I’ve Been in a Rideshare Accident. Now What?
Rideshare programs are a daily part of life. Whether it is grabbing an Uber to go to a friend’s house or requesting a Lyft to head to the beach, we don’t think twice about opening one of the apps. When we’re involved in an accident, however, it can be hard to know who is liable. California has strict laws in place, and having a lawyer who clearly understands them is crucial.
What You Need to Know About Insurance Coverage
As an all-female personal injury firm, we are known for being compassionate and client centered. We know how stressful a car accident can be and work tirelessly to get the best result possible. In taking the stress of the legal side of things off your shoulders, you can focus on healing. As a former insurance defense lawyer, Ms. Gevorkyan knows how these companies work. In anticipating their next move, she can plan ahead. This is especially important in ridesharing accidents, as many people aren’t sure whose insurance company they should be dealing with.
In order to be a driver for a transportation network company (TNC), like Uber or Lyft, the driver is required to show proof of his/her/their own personal auto insurance. Details related to when the accident occurred are the biggest factors in these claims. Was there a passenger in the car or were they picking up a rider? Was the driver logged into the app and waiting for a passenger? Was the driver not logged into the app, but driving on their own time? The answer to these questions determines liability. The most important thing to know is that the second a rider is picked up, the driver’s commercial coverage applies.
Call Today to Learn How We Can Help
Ridesharing apps aren’t going anywhere, which means the likelihood of ridesharing accidents will most certainly increase. If you have been involved in a crash, don’t panic. Instead, put your trust in the hands of a professional legal team that is dedicated to recovering the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries. Call 818-905-0200 or fill out our contact form today to schedule a consultation. While our office is located in Sherman Oaks, we communicate virtually or in-person with clients throughout the entire state of California. We also speak Armenian, Russian, French and Spanish.