Our rideshare accident legal team at Gosanko & O’Halloran can answer your questions about the personal injury claim process ahead during a consultation. During this meeting, we can address many of the frequently asked questions that our clients wonder about. Our personal injury legal team is well-versed in all topics pertaining to these accidents and have the experience and skills to represent you to get the compensation that you deserve.
1. What type of insurance do rideshare drivers carry?
Lyft and Uber both offer liability coverage. Between the time a driver turns on the app and accepts a ride, they have coverage of up to $50,000 for bodily injury, $100,000 per accident, and $25,000 for any damaged properly. When someone ride matches and drops off a passenger, coverage increases up to $1 million per accident and $1 million for underinsured and uninsured motorists. Drivers will also have their own coverage during the time they aren’t using the app if they get in an accident at other times.
2. What happens if my driver was responsible for an accident?
The driver’s insurance through the company should cover all damages including your injuries. However, your claim may be complicated depending on the fault determined. Our personal injury attorney team can help investigate your case and build a strong case so you get the best possible result.
3. Can I file a lawsuit against a ridesharing company for my accident?
If you’re involved in an accident with a rideshare driver, you may be able to sue. However, the requirements for doing so would depend on your accident. Their drivers are considered independent contractors, so this allows the ridesharing company to say that they aren’t their employees, which complicates the legal process.
Call to Schedule a Free Consultation With a Seattle Personal Injury Lawyer Today
If you’ve been injured in an rideshare accident, call to schedule a free consultation with a Seattle personal injury attorney today to discuss your case. Our professional legal team at the law offices of Gosanko & O’Halloran, PLLC prides themselves on being someone you can depend on during this situation. Our personal injury attorneys serve all of Seattle, Washington and the surrounding communities. To learn more about our legal services, visit our website at gosankoohalloran.com or give us a call at 206-275-0700 to schedule a consultation to discuss your personal injury case and learn more about what your personal injury case is worth.