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HAVE YOU BEEN INVOLVED IN A LYFT OR UBER ACCIDENT? Speak with a Lyft and Uber Accident Lawyer

Ridesharing services, such as Uber and Lyft, have become many people’s go-to form of transportation. Although it is a convenient way of getting around for many people, accidents do happen. With the advent of ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft, it’s important to know your rights if an Uber/Lyft- related accident occurs. Questions like “Will my injuries as a passenger be covered in an accident?” and “If I’m an Uber or Lyft driver, what situations are covered by the company’s insurance and what am I responsible for?” are common in an Uber and Lyft-related accidents, and our Uber accident lawyers in Los Angeles can help you handle such a situation. If you have been injured during an Uber or Lyft rideshare, you need to reach out to a Lyft or Uber accident lawyer.

We understand how stressful it can be for those who have been involved in an Uber or Lyft accident, which is why we strongly encourage you to get in contact with an attorney who specializes in these types of cases. Because Uber and Lyft accidents are much more complex than other types of accidents, it takes a skilled and knowledgeable attorney to take on an Uber and Lyft-related case.

There are many different factors to take into consideration if one has been involved in an Uber or Lyft-related accident, which can be overwhelming. However, whatever the case may be, our legal team with an Uber or Lyft accident attorney will be able to thoroughly explain what steps to take. Our goal is to alleviate any stresses for those who have been involved in an Uber or Lyft accident. Our legal team and Lyft accident lawyers are available 24/7—around the clock—so if there are any questions clients or potential clients may have, we will always be available to help and provide the best guidance.

Unfortunately, many Uber and Lyft accident victims and drivers are unaware that there are personal injury lawyers that specialize in these types of cases. As a result, Uber and Lyft accident victims try to handle their personal injury claim on their own, which will only damage their case. By handling a personal injury claim on your own, victims end up settling for much less than they deserve for their losses. Often times, Uber and Lyft accident victims are unaware that Uber accident attorneys who specialize in these type of accidents are highly skilled in negotiating a much higher settlement.

  • As An Uber/Lyft Passenger: Both ridesharing companies offer up to $1 million in uninsured and underinsured motorist insurance coverage for passengers. This means that from Uber and Lyft there will be up to $1 million coverage for your damages regardless of who was at fault for causing the Uber or Lyft accident. So when you are injured in an accident while traveling in an Uber or Lyft anywhere in Los Angeles or California, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. When the time comes to pursue damages, our Uber accident lawyers will negotiate with the insurance company for the ridesharing service and/or the other vehicle(s) involved in the accident to get you full compensation for your injuries. Read More
  • As A Driver In An Accident With An Uber/Lyft Driver: Your best bet here is to make sure you obtain both the driver’s personal insurance information as well as his or her ridesharing information. Who pays for your Lyft or Uber accident-related damages depends on what phase of the job the ridesharing driver was in. Our lawyers want to make sure you get compensation for your damages, but Uber and Lyft don’t cover all situations, so we may have to file a claim with the other driver’s personal insurance. Even if you don’t obtain information for both the driver’s personal and Uber/Lyft insurance, our Los Angeles lawyers will get the information and handle your claim for you. Read More
  • As An Uber/Lyft Driver: In Los Angeles and throughout California, Your situation is slightly more complicated. As a ridesharing driver, either your personal insurance company or your insurance with Uber/Lyft will cover the accident depending on what “period” you are in. Here is a detailed breakdown of whose insurance covers what: Read More


Both Lyft and Uber separate their insurance coverages into three distinct time periods for drivers. Each of these time periods has different insurance coverages.

  • No period: The driver is NOT logged into the ridesharing app. If you aren’t logged in on Uber or Lyft and you’re involved in an accident, you are considered off the job so any claims must be covered by your personal automobile insurance.
  • Period 1: The driver is online and awaiting a fare. If you are online and awaiting a fare and get into an accident, both companies offer 50/100/25 liability coverage. This means that liability limits of $50,000 per person and $100,000 per accident for bodily injury, and $25,000 for property damage, are covered by each company.  There is no insurance coverage for the driver (uninsured, underinsured, or medical payments) or the driver’s vehicle (collision) during this “gap” period, however, so all drivers are encouraged to purchase a rideshare policy or a rideshare rider for their personal auto insurance.
  • Period 2: The driver has accepted a fare and is en route to the customer(s). During Period 2, both Uber and Lyft offer $1 million in liability, uninsured, and underinsured coverage. In terms of collision coverage, that is contingent upon the driver having collision coverage on his or her personal insurance policy.
  • Period 3: The driver has already picked up the customer and they are heading to the destination. During Period 3, Uber and Lyft offer $1 million in liability, uninsured, and underinsured coverage. However, collision coverage depends on whether or not the driver has collision coverage on his or her personal insurance policy.


What are your rights in an Uber or Lyft-related accident as a passenger or a driver? While the guidelines described above may seem confusing, companies like Uber and Lyft have only been around since 2009. The laws and regulations governing Uber and Lyft accidents and other factors aren’t even a decade old and are still a “work in progress.” With many legal gray areas, it’s especially important that you are represented by a law firm with experienced Lyft and Uber accident attorneys, who are not only knowledgeable and experienced in ride-sharing litigation, but attorneys who aren’t afraid to challenge the billion-dollar insurance companies to make sure you get the compensation you’re entitled to. Having a large law firm on your side can be advantageous over working with an individual lawyer. That’s why West Coast Trial Lawyers should be your go-to law firm if you are involved in an Uber or Lyft accident in Los Angeles. Our team of trial lawyers have experience handling ride-sharing cases and will fight for the restitution you deserve. If you’ve been injured in an Uber/Lyft-related accident, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. With multiple locations throughout the Los Angeles area, you can meet an attorney at one of our convenient locations, or one of our attorneys can come to you. Our attorneys are not on their own-you will have a team of attorneys fighting for you. Call today at (213) 927-3700 for a no-obligation consultation to find out what your claim is worth. Our experience as Uber accident lawyer and Lyft accident lawyers will help you get the justice you deserve. 

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