Uber and Lyft have become giant ridesharing companies, with their drivers often driving long hours. Unlike taxi companies, Uber and Lyft drivers are independent contractors, meaning that they do not have the rigorous background checks of taxi drivers and they can drive whatever hours they choose and for however long they decide. Unique circumstances are involved with each ride, often leading to Uber or Lyft denying liability, even when their driver is at fault for the accident.
When an accident occurs, make sure the police are called. The police will create a written record of the drivers involved—this is how Zachar Law Firm contacts the Uber/Lyft companies to make the claim for you.
There are many different scenarios involving accidents with Uber or Lyft drivers in Phoenix. If the at-fault driver driving for Lyft or Uber at the time of the accident does not have a passenger and their app waiting for a passenger is not turned on, then that driver’s personal insurance would likely be the policy, through which you would pursue your claim. Any commercial policies of the Uber or Lyft driver would likely not apply.
Even if the Uber/Lyft driver is fault-free and the driver who caused the accident does not have insurance or is underinsured, the rideshare company’s uninsured/underinsured policy would generally cover the damages.
You can find yourself entangled in a web of confusion if there are multiple insurance policies in play. Presenting a claim against Uber or Lyft without representation is difficult. Remember, you are dealing with multi-billion dollar companies who all do not have your best interest in mind. In simple terms, it could become challenging and time-consuming. The attorneys at Zachar Law Firm are experienced in dealing with this companies and getting your claim resolved efficiently.
The Phoenix Uber and Lyft crash attorneys at the Zachar Law Firm are experienced in dealing with ridesharing companies. If you are the driver or a passenger in an Uber or Lyft and you have been injured in an accident, please call Zachar Law Firm today.
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