If you’ve needed to get around without a car, chances are you considered using a rideshare service such as Uber or Lyft. What many people don’t know is, what happens if you get in an accident involving a rideshare vehicle? You could be driving your own vehicle, a pedestrian, or an Uber passenger, and the bottom line is you need to know how to bring your claim so you can get the compensation you deserve.
For starters, in Washington, when the Uber driver is on their way or during a trip the law requires the Uber vehicle to have $1,000,000 in liability coverage for people injured due to the Uber driver’s fault, $1,000,000 in underinsured motorist coverage, and $10,000 for immediate payment for a passenger’s medical bills. If you get hurt by an Uber or Lyft driver while they are available or waiting for a ride request, they have $50,000 per claim for bodily injuries. If the Uber driver is offline, their personal auto insurance would apply and not the Uber insurance policy.
If you’ve been injured in an Uber, Lyft, or rideshare accident, contact an attorney about your case as soon as possible. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, we pledge to conduct a full investigation into the incident so we can secure all compensation you are entitled to. If you need Everett car accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 800-529-0842.