Who Is Liable If You Are In an Accident While Riding In an Uber or Lyft? | Greathouse Trial Law
As the popularity of rideshare apps such as Lyft and Uber in Atlanta continues to rise. The question of who is ultimately responsible for car accidents occurring in ride shares is asked more often. While Uber and Lyft are generally safe and cheaper alternative to taxis, Uber and Lyft drivers are normal people with normal cars, leading to confusion if and when an accident occurs. What makes Uber and Lyft drivers different from other taxi cabs and other car services, who is ultimately liable if an accident occurs. Because of the differences between Uber and Lyft, drivers and other car services, it can be confusing to identify who is at fault in the car accidents involving rideshare vehicles. As with any car accident case, the person bringing the claim must be able to prove two things in order to be compensated for their injuries. liability, meaning who was at fault, and damages, meaning how badly a person was injured. Uber and Lyft. Drivers must have valid personal insurance policies in order to drive for either company. But the question remains whose insurance policy is responsible when an accident occurs? The legal liability of the accident is most often with the rideshare driver who cost it but depending on the status of their current ride, it may be Lyft or Uber who is ultimately financially responsible for the damage sustained in that accident. You get paid because you're hurt. Not just because you were hit Simply put, if you don't get paid, we don't get paid. I'm Riah Greathouse with Greathouse Trial Law, contact us to discuss your case.