Ridesharing Injury Liability
Injured in an Uber or Lyft vehicle? Watch this video by Buffalo Uber Accident Lawyer Richard Nicotra to learn about ridesharing injury liability. Contact one of our experienced personal injury lawyers in Buffalo NY if you were injured.
It’s become a hot topic the last few weeks, here in Buffalo, now that we have Uber and Lyft available to people looking for rides home or rides to an event. The important things to know about Uber or Lyft accidents is there are very specific regulations that are in place right now regarding the amounts of insurance coverages that these drivers must carry.
One of the things I would suggest at the accident scene is if you are not in the Uber or Lyft vehicle, you see if that other vehicle is operating as an Uber or Lyft car. These vehicles are special because they are getting dispatched, if you will, exclusively through an online digital app. If that is in fact the case, then the insurance coverages go up drastically; up to $75,000 if they are just responding to a call for transportation; up to actually $1.25 million if they’re actually in the process of carrying passengers.
These are things that should be discussed with your attorney at that first consultation. Any evidence or proof that you have – even taking a photo of either their phone or their tablet up on their dashboard; that’s often how they get these jobs. Sometimes it’s not apparent, but other times if you look a little bit closer it may be apparent. I also suggest to my clients to just ask if these people were in the actual task of providing transportation under either Uber or Lyft.
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