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Rideshare services are getting more popular as years pass, and rideshare accidents are also becoming more commonplace. If you have been hurt while riding in a rideshare vehicle like an Uber or Lyft, you could be facing a complicated legal situation on top of any pain and frustrations you are already feeling because of your injuries.

To figure out who is liable for your rideshare accident without putting more stress on your shoulders, count on Rafi Law Group, PLLC. Our Arizona rideshare lawyers have the experience and legal insight needed to get to the bottom of your case, find evidence of liability, calculate your damages, and take on insurance companies. We can represent you if you were riding in an Uber or Lyft, acting as a rideshare driver, or hit by a rideshare vehicle while driving your own.

Call (623) 207-1555 today to get your case moving in the right direction.

Is Uber or Lyft Liable for Your Damages?

When an employee causes someone to suffer an injury during the scope of their employment, the company employing them can be held partially or fully accountable for their mistakes. Does that mean that Uber or Lyft can be liable for your damages after being in a rideshare accident? Not necessarily.

A few circumstances to consider in a rideshare accident:

  • Independent contractors: Rideshare drivers who use an app like Uber or Lyft are not technically employees. They are considered independent contractors, and Uber has fought repeatedly to ensure the law sees them as such. Companies are legally distant from any harm caused by independent contractors, so they do not assume liability automatically just for “employing” your driver. In other words, Uber, Lyft, and other similar rideshare companies might not owe you any compensation after a crash is caused by a driver using their apps.
  • Bodily injury insurance coverage: Some rideshare companies have taken steps to set passenger worries at ease, though. Most notably, Uber has promised to cover all rides with a $1,000,000 bodily injury insurance policy. Under this policy, the hospital and medical bills incurred by an injured passenger will be covered by Uber, up to the $1,000,000 cap. Although, the policy only applies when the rideshare driver has a passenger in their vehicle and is taking them to their destination. Accidents caused by an Uber driver with no passenger are likely to receive no coverage at all from the rideshare company.
  • Other insurance options: In any rideshare accident, you might have to consider filing an injury claim against your own rideshare driver and/or other motorists involved in the crash. This process will be similar to what you would do in any other auto accident, but it can become inherently more complex due to the additional parties tangled up in the legal processes. It is likely that you will also need to manage multiple claims at the same time.

Sorting Out Your Rideshare Accident – Call (623) 207-1555

Rafi Law Group, PLLC would be honored to help you sort through your rideshare accident claim. It is our goal to secure every penny of compensation owed to you by whatever parties might be liable for your injuries. Of course, when liability is not clear or requires investigation, we will be there to comb the details and strengthen your claim however we can. All the while, you just focus on your health and recovery.

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