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Jan 6, 2016

Uber and Lyft drivers are all over California roads, and in the beginning, the insurance policies covering them were undefined. The companies only had the responsibility to insure a driver’s vehicle once the trip started. California law has changed, and ride-sharing apps must now cover participating drivers whether or not they have passengers in vehicles.

California Law

Uber and Lyft drivers now cannot operate without policies covering their passengers from injuries caused by uninsured and underinsured drivers in California. As using Uber and Lyft continues to grow in popularity in the coming years, we expect the number of accidents involving drivers representing these companies to rise. Remember that you have options available to you whenever you are in an accident involving an Uber or Lyft.

Uber and Lyft Driver Coverage

In an accident caused by an Uber or Lyft driver, claims are made against the driver’s insurance. Uber holds a $1 million liability policy on every car operating with its company name. Your lawyer may fight to obtain compensation if you are injured as a third party by an Uber driver.

Regardless of whether you are hit by a for-hire driver with a passenger or without one, an experienced auto accident attorney in Los Angeles will pursue all avenues make sure you are compensated for damages done. No driver or company can hide behind an app to excuse itself of responsibility on California roads.

Contact West Coast Trial Lawyers when in need of highly experienced and sought after auto accident attorney in Los Angeles. We will help you get what you are entitled to following an accident with an Uber or Lyft car. For further information or to schedule an appointment please contact us at (888) 539-9582 or visit

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