App-based transportation services such as Uber and Lyft allow people to order rides using their cellphones. Many consumers swear by these services, while others have concerns about their safety and legality. While the debate continues, Uber and Lyft vehicles have become a fixture on roads throughout Connecticut and the United States.
With great numbers of these cars on the road also comes an increase in accidents involving ride-sharing vehicles. Whether they are caused by an inexperienced driver, distraction from an onboard navigation system or the negligence of another motorist, car crashes involving Uber and Lyft present unique challenges for victims.
When you are injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, the lawyers of Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante, P.C., will take immediate steps to help you recover the full compensation you deserve. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 203-800-7343 or contact us online.
Who Is Liable: The Driver Or Uber?
When you ride in an Uber vehicle, you are covered by the driver’s insurance policy. You also have coverage through Uber’s commercial insurance that pays a maximum of $1 million for damages in a single accident. The driver’s insurance would pay first, and then any damages exceeding the driver’s insurance should be paid by Uber. Lyft offers similar commercial coverage, but with a maximum of $100,000 per accident.
Insurance companies do not pay large damage claims willingly. In fact, most will do everything they can to avoid paying these claims in full. If a representative from another party’s insurance company tries to contact you, keep in mind that he or she is likely looking for any reason to deny or delay your claim. Do not speak to an insurance company without consulting an attorney first.
It usually takes an experienced attorney to document your damages and hold the insurance company responsible for everything you have lost. Our law firm can try your case if necessary to obtain the full compensation you deserve. Several of our attorneys are board-certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
Contact An Attorney For Ride-Sharing Accidents
At Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante, P.C., in New Haven, our attorneys have decades of experience dealing with complex insurance issues in car accidents. When you are trying to protect your interests and recover your health after a car accident, we can help. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 203-800-7343, toll free at 888-692-7403 or contact us online. We collect attorneys’ fees only if we recover compensation for you.