If the driver wasn’t logged in to their Uber or Lyft app, they weren’t actually acting as a driver for hire at the time. You’d sue the driver, just like you would if it was an ordinary accident claim.
If the driver was logged in to their app and either carrying a passenger or on their way to pick up a passenger, they were acting as a driver for hire. The suit is between you and the rideshare company.
One reason it’s important to approach the driver’s insurer first is that traditional auto insurance companies are right now in the process of figuring out the best ways to serve the growing numbers of rideshare drivers. Their insurance offerings are evolving and improving steadily.
These constant new developments can make your rideshare accident claim confusing. If you’ve reached the point where you’re considering a rideshare attorney, here are some tips for finding someone you can trust.
And if you do decide to sue, how much can you expect? Find out how the amount of your rideshare accident settlement will be calculated.
Attorneys Brian Breiter or Mark Rubashkin will talk to you and help you figure out the best course of action for your case. We’re here for you.
All calls or consultations are free. In personal injury matters, we don’t get paid unless you do.