Who is Liable in an Uber/Lyft Accident?
The new and comfortable way of traveling offered by shared trips like Uber and Lyft becomes more popular every day. And why not? Who does not like the idea of traveling how and in a relaxed way without having to fight against traffic and other drivers? To anyone, of course!
However, it is important to remember that car accidents can change at any time, regardless of who goes behind the wheel. As a passenger on a shared trip, it is very unlikely that you could be guilty of an accident. The responsibility will be very probable of the driver of the shared trip, of other drivers, or even of the mobs. Dangers can always be around the corner.
What do you need to know if you are ever in this situation? It is important to check if you have injuries or not, when going in the back of the vehicle you have a higher percentage of getting injured than even a passenger who can go in the front. It is important that you go to a doctor to check you out, as some injuries may take time to manifest.
It is always good that you can talk with witnesses of the accident, that you can help determine who is the party responsible for it. The complexity of these types of situations are the different insurance companies that are involved. We have on the one hand the personal insurance of the driver, the insurance of the company of shared trips and the insurance of other drivers involved. This can become a nightmare if you suffer from injuries and decide to seek compensation for damages.
Because of how complicated and difficult these events can be, it is important that you have the advice of a team of lawyers specializing in personal injury and shared travel accidents. The Legal Recovery team has all the experience to support and advise you in this type of situation. Visit us or call us to request an advice where we will answer each and every one of your questions. Our priority will always be your well-being and recovery.