When uber/lyft accidents occurs, it’s important for independent contractors to know their rights and take the appropriate steps in order to receive compensation. For example, if you’re driving for Lyft/Uber when a car crash happens, then they have your back! But what about passengers? What are their rights after being involved in such an accident?

It is not uncommon for people to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and find themselves caught up in a car accident. This can have lasting effects on your health, finances, relationships with friends and family members as well as other aspects of life.

Unfortunately, rideshare and insurance companies may try to take advantage of these situations by pushing low ball settlement offers. It is essential that anyone involved in a rideshare or other car accident to seek the advice and counsel of an experienced accident lawyer before accepting any deal. If you’re the passenger, you can make a claim against the responsible party – which could be Uber or Lyft or anyone else who caused the accident.

Rights of Uber and Lyft Drivers

Negligence is often used to prove liability when it comes to uber/lyft accidents, taking into account that drivers are required to operate their vehicles safely and following all rules on the road, like stopping at stop lights and staying within speed limits, avoiding aggressive behaviors, not texting behind the wheel nor operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Drivers who fail in their responsibility can be found negligent for any accidents that happen as a result. Although Uber and Lyft drivers are generally not considered employees, these companies may be legally responsible for negligent drivers in certain situations.

Uber provides protection to their drivers and riders, ensuring that they are covered in the event of an accident. Drivers can be protected if they’re not at fault for a mishap while waiting for a ride or during trips with passengers; Riders can also enjoy coverage regardless of who was responsible so long as he/she is inside the vehicle (for any trip).

Despite the benefits, there are also some risks that come with ridesharing. It is important to fully understand these risks and consult with an injury lawyer immediately if you get into a crash. Your safety should be top priority. Our Los Angeles law firm specializes in accident and injury cases, we will guide you through the process of filing of claims and help you get necessary medical help for your quick recovery.