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Jan 13, 2016

Because of the convenience and affordability of ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft, Californians are increasingly choosing these services for transportation. With new state laws in effect, insurance policies are required for Uber and Lyft drivers whether or not they have a passenger inside their vehicles. But that doesn’t mean winning a claim will be easy if you are a passenger involved in a crash.

Liability and Underinsured Coverage for Passengers

Uber drivers now have $1 million liability and uninsured/underinsured motorist coverages for passengers who are hurt during an accident involving an Uber driver and/or vehicle. That means you have recourse when there is bodily injury to you as a result of either driver’s fault.

This policy may give Uber and Lyft customers peace of mind, but the success of any claim usually depends on the qualified attorney you have representing you. Insurance Companies often seek to pay out the lowest amounts possible once an investigation is concluded. Without the right attorney on your side, you may end up getting less than you deserve.

When to Call an Accident Attorney

It is in your best interest to contact auto accident attorney when you are involved in an accident while riding in an Uber or Lyft, or when you are hit by an Uber or Lyft driver. Do not hesitate to ask for help even when your injuries seem minor at first. The severity of the accident may not become apparent until later. Several days or weeks later, you may find symptoms developing as a result of the accident. You are better off establishing your case immediately after the incident.

When you need an experienced and reputable car accident lawyer in Los Angeles, contact West Coast Trial Lawyers, one of the leading law firms in Los Angeles, and let the professionals deal on your behalf. For further information or to schedule an appointment with one of our highly experienced and sought after attorneys please contact us at (888) 539-9582 or visit

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