Did you know that special laws may apply if you are injured in a car accident involving an operator driving for LYFT or UBER? Or perhaps you are a Lyft or Uber driver injured in a car accident?
At the Bottaro Law Firm, LLC, my firm handles car accidents throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Today, let’s take a look at some issues in car accidents involving Lyft or Uber.
Are You Driving For Lyft Or Uber – What Car Insurance Do You Need?
Driving for a rideshare company like Lyft or Uber can be a great way to earn some extra cash, but you need to know that while driving for same, your personal auto insurance will likely not provide important coverage to you if you are involved in a car accident.
Tucked away in the fine print on most auto insurance policies, it states the insurance company is not responsible for covering your damages or injuries if you’re involved in an accident while driving for a rideshare company.
This is why it’s critical to purchase supplemental rideshare insurance. Without this insurance, you could be left covering not only the cost of your damages and injuries but the injuries of your rider as well.
Are You Covered If You Were Injured By A Lyft or Uber Driver?
The general answer is “yes.” Both companies have provided liability insurance to cover their drivers who cause car accidents.
That being said, you should also have your own underinsured motorist coverage (as discussed throughout our website and other blogs).
And these huge companies and their insurers are difficult to deal with on your own!
If you’ve been in a car accident while driving for Lyft or Uber, this can lead to hassles and headaches. The last thing you need after a car accident with personal injuries is more hassles and headaches.
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