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Rideshare Lawyer in Thousand Oaks

Ercolani Law group defends Victims of Uber & Lyft Accidents

Just as with all forms of travel, there is some risk of an accident involved with using an Uber or Lyft service. Getting into an accident while riding in an Uber or Lyft can be confusing, and you are probably unsure of your rights in the situation. If you have any injuries, is your Uber or Lyft driver responsible for your medical bills? Or is the other driver responsible? What about the rideshare company? An accident like this is not nearly as cut-and-dry as a regular car crash and Ercolani Law Group has the experience you need to navigate this complex situation.

Injured in an Uber accident? Contact our rideshare lawyer at Ercolani Law Group for a free consultation today! 

Uber Insurance Coverage for Passengers

In fact, Uber and Lyft each have their own insurance policies to protect drivers and their passengers in the event of an accident. The level of coverage varies depending on the circumstances; for example, a driver is still covered if they are accepting trips but not currently with a passenger, but there is a greater amount of coverage if the driver is on a trip.

Uber and Lyft each have their own reporting system for accidents that occur while using their services. If you have been involved in a car accident while employing the services of a rideshare app, make sure to report it to the company in question and contact our rideshare lawyer as soon as possible.

What if I’m Driving and Get into an Accident with an Uber or Lyft?

An accident involving a rideshare vehicle is a little more complicated if you are not the Uber/Lyft driver or rider, but you are still involved in the crash. These accidents are subject to the same questions of fault that arise following any car accident, but the inclusion of a third-party company makes the answer slightly murky. It can be even more complex when you consider that the other car still belongs to the owner, so it is not the same as getting into an accident with, say, a company vehicle like a delivery truck.

Uber and Lyft’s insurance policies do not cover non-employees and non-customers, so this is a case where personal insurance policies would come into play. Rideshare drivers are technically considered to be independent contractors, so Uber and Lyft have little responsibility outside of the insurance they provide for accidents involving their drivers. Although the supposed involvement of rideshare companies presents a seemingly legal “gray area,” most accidents involving an Uber or Lyft proceed similarly to any car accident and require the support of individual insurance.

Call Our Thousand Oaks Rideshare Lawyer for a Free Consultation: (805) 266-7257

Regardless of your role in the crash and the level of support provided by the involved rideshare company, it is always critical to seek the assistance of a lawyer after a car accident. An experienced personal injury attorney can offer the support you need during this difficult time. Navigating the aftermath of a car accident is a confusing, emotionally trying, and financially exhausting experience — call us today for a free consultation.


At Ercolani Law Group, we are available 24/7 to discuss your options following a car accident. Fill out our online form or call (805) 266-7257.