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Are Riders of Uber or Lyft Protected If in a Car Accident?

Oftentimes we get questions from clients after they’ve been in a car accident while riding in an Uber or a Lyft. And this is an interesting area that has really expanded over the past few years as Uber and Lyft have, their footprint has grown and so much like any other car accident. There can be passengers in the car accident, Uber and Lyft obviously are carrying passengers. Those passengers are protected under the Uber and Lyft insurance policies. And so that’s very important to understand. And a lot of people don’t realize that that Uber and Lyft both require their drivers to carry a certain level of insurance initially. And then the Uber and Lyft policies kick in over and above that. So riders in an Uber or Lyft, um, are protected if their driver is in a car accident. It’s very important to make sure that this claim is reported and you follow up on it because the requirements are on you to make sure you prosecute your potential injury claim after an Uber or Lyft car accident. And it’s not as if you were driving your own personal vehicle and you’re dealing with your own insurance. It’s something a little different. Um, and we feel these questions daily and we help our clients contact the correct insurance companies to address the injuries they sustained when riding in an Uber or Lyft. Um, and that particular, uh, driver was in an accident. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call at the office.

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