What damages can you recover after a rideshare accident?

On Behalf of | Feb 15, 2021 | personal injury

The growing popularity of apps such as Uber and Lyft has created a notable increase in the number of accidents that involve rideshares. If you have been in an accident while using this method of transportation, you may be wondering about what type of remedy you can seek.

People are sometimes unclear about who is at fault or what they can recover. Here are some important things that you should know about making a legal claim.

Will insurance pay for it?

The most popular rideshare services have insurance coverage with liability limits of up to one million dollars. If drivers are not logged into the platform at the time of an accident, their own personal insurance will apply. However, many personal auto insurance policies exclude commercial use of a vehicle.

Will the driver of the other vehicle be liable?

When another vehicle causes a rideshare accident, that driver may have to pay your expenses. The rideshare company’s insurance carrier can make a claim against the driver.

What expenses will insurance cover?

An injury from a motor vehicle accident can leave you with a lot of expenses to worry about. You may be able to get one or more forms of compensation.

  •       Medical expenses
  •       Lost wages
  •       Future wages that you will lose
  •       Damages for pain and suffering

Getting a remedy after a rideshare accident does not have to be a stressful or protracted experience. Ultimately, you should not hesitate to seek compensation if another person’s negligence caused you to sustain an injury.