UBER & LYFT ATTORNEYS
For several years after Uber and Lyft commenced operations the companies chose not to carry insurance coverage for their drivers. Furthermore, Uber and Lyft were not governed by basic safety regulations applicable to other types of paid transportation such as taxis, and often had user agreements that severely limited the legal rights of consumers in the event of an Uber accident or Lyft crash.
Uber and Lyft asserted that they could only be liable for an injury caused by the rideshare driver if a passenger was in the car. Thus, Uber and Lyft claimed they had no responsibility for any traffic collision caused by a rideshare driver if the driver was between rides, on his or her way to a ride, or driving around waiting to be hailed to pick up a passenger.
Under California law, a motorist is required to have only $15,000 in insurance coverage for causing the death or injury to a person. Further, many car insurance policies had exclusions for drivers engaged in commercial activity.
Now, under California law, Uber and Lyft are required to carry $1 million in coverage for death, personal injury, or property damage caused by their drivers. The law also requires Uber and Lyft to provide uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage for their drivers and passengers. This means even if another driver caused the accident and he or she fled the scene or lacks insurance, Uber or Lyft is obligated to cover the damages you suffered.
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CONTACT AN UBER ACCIDENT LAWYER AT E&L, LLP
If you were injured in an Uber accident or Lyft crash in California, and whether or not the rideshare driver was at fault, an Uber accident attorney at our firm can assist you in obtaining the full compensation you are entitled to under the law. Contact the law firm of E&L, LLP to schedule a consultation. Our Los Angeles attorneys have substantial experience representing individuals concerning similar issues. Contact us through our website or by calling 213-213-0000.