Uber and Lyft are certainly two companies that most people are aware of by now. Between the traditional passenger services offered by the companies and the food delivery services offered by Uber, rideshare vehicles are a common sight around the area. Seattle is packed with Uber and Lyft drivers ready to help people get from place to place. However, if you are injured in an accident involving an Uber or Lyft vehicle, securing compensation for your injuries and damages can be difficult. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, we are standing by to help when you need a Seattle Uber or Lyft accident attorney. Let us investigate your case and work to secure the compensation you need.

Rideshare crashes can lead to severe injuries

Most people simply assume that their rideshare drivers are entirely qualified to take them to their destination. However, becoming an Uber or Lyft driver is not terribly difficult, and most rideshare drivers do not have any additional driver training under their belts. Drivers for Uber and Lyft are just as likely to get into an accident as anybody else.

According to the Washington Department of Transportation, there were more than 11,000 total vehicle crashes within the city limits of Seattle during the latest reporting year of data available. Out of these incidents, there were several thousand people injured. If a crash occurs involving a rideshare vehicle, it can be difficult to determine which insurance carrier is going to cover expenses.

  • If an Uber or Lyft driver is not signed into the rideshare app to work, then they are on their personal time. If they cause a crash, their personal insurance carrier will be responsible for injury and damage expenses.
  • If an Uber or Lyft driver is signed into the rideshare app to work but has no passenger when they cause a crash, their personal insurance carrier is still going to be the primary coverage provider. Uber and Lyft do offer supplemental insurance in these situations, but only if the personal carrier denies a claim or if the coverage limits are exhausted.
  • If an Uber or Lyft driver is signed into the rideshare app to work and has a passenger or is on the way to pick one up when a crash occurs, both major rideshare companies have a $1 million liability insurance policy designed to cover everybody involved in the crash.

Call us for a free consultation for your car accident case

If you or somebody you love has been injured in an accident involving an Uber or Lyft vehicle in the Seattle area, contact an attorney immediately. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, our skilled and experienced team will conduct a full investigation into your case so we can secure any compensation you are entitled to. This can include:

  • Coverage of all medical expenses related to the crash
  • Lost income if you are unable to work while recovering
  • General household out-of-pocket expenses you incur
  • Payment suffering and loss of personal enjoyment damages
  • Property damage expenses

When you need a Seattle Uber or Lyft accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 800-529-0842.

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