The liability process becomes complicated if you are involved in a ride share accident involving an Uber or Lyft driver. These companies are application-based, vehicle-for-hire services, which means the drivers operate their own vehicles. This means that each Uber or Lyft driver is covered by their own auto insurance policy. These drivers are not trained in the same way as taxi or bus drivers. Additionally, the vehicles they are driving are not inspected in the same manner that taxis or buses are, and the insurance coverages are utterly different. Lyft and Uber have insurance available for their drivers that differ depending on whether they have a secured passenger or not.
If you have been injured in a ride share car accident, you may be thinking about who will compensate you for your medical expenses, lost income, and other costs. The experienced accident attorneys at Mann Law Group have the comprehension and resources it takes to help you secure fair compensation for your losses. Call us to find out how we can help you. We can be reached at (818) 397-3402.
This puts the financial weight that comes with being involved in an accident on the shoulders of the drivers. While Uber drivers are required to get an auto insurance policy, many of them do not have policies that cover commercial accidents. This gives their insurance providers an opportunity to deny claims from the injured passengers.
This also creates a gap in insurance coverage that can lead to difficulties. However, with the correct legal guidance, you should be able to receive financial compensation for the injuries you suffered while riding in rideshare vehicle. Whether you are in an Uber, Lyft, bus, taxi, or any other commercial vehicle, you’ll need help to secure fair compensation for: pain and suffering; medical and doctors’ bills; lost wages; and other related damages.
Once the driver accepts or is assigned to a passenger:
Once the driver is in “on duty” mode, but before the driver is assigned to or accepts a passenger:
Please note that insurance limits may only be the starting point depending on the severity of the injuries.
MANN Law Group accepts personal injury cases on a contingency basis, which means that you don’t pay unless your claim is successfully resolved. At that point, you would pay MANN Law Group a percentage of your total award or settlement. If you don’t win, you don’t pay!
For every personal injury accident (including car accidents) a claim must usually be filed. Filing claims can be a very tedious process and are often hard to navigate. MANN Law Group is here to help you with this process. Our team of experts has over 30 years of experience navigating this process successfully. While we deal with the claims process, you can focus on recovering from your injuries due to your accident. Our lawyers and legal staff fight on your behalf to obtain the maximum compensation that you deserve. Having an attorney after a personal injury accident can also help you obtain a much larger settlement than if you attempted to file, and attempted to settle, a claim on your own. Learn more about the process of filing a claim and how our attorney can help you today.
The personal injury claim process is a minefield for the inexperienced. Insurance companies, at least in theory, are supposed to oversee the process in an equitable manner, but they consistently put their interests before those of accident victims. Hiring Avrek Law Firm ensures that your needs come first.
Yes! You are always entitled to a free, no-obligation consultation or second opinion on your case. If you are not happy with the attorney that represents you, or feel that the offer received by your attorney from the insurance company is not enough, call us so we can properly evaluate your claim.
Each type of case has a statute of limitations, which means you only have a certain amount of time to file a claim. In California, the statute of limitations is only 2 years for auto accident claims. But don’t wait to call! Other statutes can be much shorter, and you may not realize that you have a different type of claim that applies to your accident!
The personal injury lawyers at MANN Law Group can help someone who has sustained injuries from an accident in countless ways. We navigate the process of a claim, work with insurance companies on settling your claim, help you with your recovery process after your injury, and get you the maximum compensation that you deserve! That’s just a few of the many ways that MANN Law Group can help you. Learn more about how our team can assist you after being involved in an accident. We are here to help and would love to talk with you about your case.
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