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.