This morning  I received an email telling me that I am now a Uber Gold member. I wasn’t sure how to feel. My initial thought was that I needed to stop spending money on ride-shares. Apparently Uber now has a rewards program and rewards riders based upon the number of rides in a 6 month period. As of 2018, Uber has completed over 10 billion trips.  Its competitor, Lyft is steadily gaining speed. Ride shares have taken over the industry. Whether or not we want to admit it, they are becoming more popular due to convenience, cost, and now rewards.

When riding in an Uber, the last thing on many of our minds is an accident. However, accidents happen and riding in a ride-share provides no added protection.
We help victims of ride-share accidents
Although the ride-share phenomenon is fairly new, it is not going anywhere anytime soon. Although new, our personal injury attorneys have experience providing represntation and can help you answer you questions regarding your involvement in a ride-share accident.
There are a few scenarios that can occur:
  • You are a pedestrian, passenger, or in another vehicle and are injured due to the negligence of an Uber or Lyft driver.
  • You are a passenger in a Lyft or Uber and you are injured by an uninsured or underinsured driver
  • You are an Uber or Lyft driver and are hurt in an accident with an uninsured driver
Things you should know: 
  • Ride-shares do not consider their drivers to be there employees. Drivers are 1099 employees (contract).
  • Vehicle ownership and insurance is normally driver paid not by the ride-share.
  • Ride-share vehicles are used for both personal and business use.
  • The driver’s use of the Uber or Lyft app and accepting the ride will have an impact on the available coverage of your claim.
Possible Available Insurance Coverage 
Uber/Lyft does provide liability insurance up to $1 million and $1.5 million dollars respectively, as insurance that is secondary to the driver’s coverage
Driver’s personal liability insurance.
After your involvement in an accident with an Uber or Lyft driver, you may have the following questions: 
  • What if I can’t work to pay my bills?
  • Will I have to be responsible for paying for my injuries?
  • How will I be able to take on a huge corporation like Uber or Lyft?
When asking these questions, be sure to seek legal assistance from a personal injury attorney. Attorneys at the Law Office of Anderson and Hart have the skills you want on your side! We will fight for you!