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West Coast Trial Lawyers has followed the evolution of ridesharing businesses from their conception. The concept of ridesharing has become so popular in California that companies such as Uber and Lyft have now forced their way into our daily routines. Due to the convenience of these rideshare companies, they have not only introduced new methods of travel, but have also introduced new forms of employment. 

Though these new traveling concepts seem good on paper, they have also opened the door to several new legal issues. 

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The battle over whether Uber and Lyft workers should be considered employees or independent contractors continues with California’s passing of AB5. With the passing of AB5, employment law and personal injury law now connect. This is partially due to the fact that rideshare companies do not want to cover their workers under their insurance policies. This puts the passenger, as well as the other cars on the road, in danger of possibly not receiving coverage in case of an accident. 

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Our Riverside Uber and Lyft accident lawyers at West Coast Trial Lawyers have used their 60 years of united expertise to earn maximum settlements for our clients. In fact, our personal injury law firm has acquired over $1 billion in cumulative damages. Our skilled personal injury attorneys understand Riverside Uber and Lyft accident law and can help you win your case. Contact West Coast Trial Lawyers at (951) 393-1299 to discuss you personal injury case and learn how you can earn maximum compensation. 

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Determining Liability In An Uber And Lyft Accident

Determining liability in any car accident can be difficult. However, this becomes more complicated when more parties are involved. In the case of ridesharing companies, previous policies divided their ridesharing guidelines into 4 intervals, each one with their own coverage:

Period 0: When the app is off and a driver is using their car for personal reasons, their personal car insurance policy will cover any losses.  Period 1: This is when the app is turned on and a driver is waiting for a ride request. During this period, personal insurance will not cover the driver. Instead, the driver is subject to Uber and Lyft liability coverage.  Period 2: After a driver has accepted a ride and is driving towards the passenger, they are fully covered by rideshare insurance. This includes:
  • Liability insurance for $1 million per accident
  • Uninsured/underinsured motorist insurance for $1 million 
  • Comprehensive and collision insurance for the cash value of your car 
  • Comprehensive and collision deductible for $1,000 
Period 3: This period is when passengers are physically in the car. During this period a driver is completely insured. Like period 2, this insurance policy covers:
  • Liability insurance for $1 million per accident
  • Uninsured/underinsured motorist insurance for $1 million
  • Comprehensive and collision insurance for the cash value of your car 
  • Comprehensive and collision deductible for $1,000 

What Is AB5?

AB5 was signed into law on September 18th, 2019 and changed the “gig economy” forever. In the past, companies such as Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash were able to hire workers as “independent contractors” rather than as employees. As an independent contractor, the worker is not covered under the company’s insurance and may not be eligible for benefits such as:

  • Paid sick days 
  • Paid vacation days 
  • Unemployment insurance 
  • Health insurance 
  • Workers compensation 
  • Retirement 
  • Death benefits

AB5, all workers are now considered employees and are entitled to all the benefits California law allows, despite major push back from larger corporations such as Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash. In fact, the 3 major corporations have joined forces to propose an official compromise with the government stating that they will offer some of the employee benefits to their workers, but not all. This proposal has since been denied.

A Riverside Uber and Lyft Accident Attorney At West Coast Trial Lawyers Can Help

If you have sustained injuries in Riverside as a result of an Uber or Lyft accident, a personal injury attorney at our firm can help you recover financial compensation for your losses. Recoverable damages include: medical bills, property damage, lost wages, loss of consortium, emotional distress and pain and suffering. We have offices in Glendale, Bakersfield, Irvine, Beverly Hills, Long Beach, Riverside, Pasadena, San Bernardino, Woodland Hills, and Solana Beach.

Call West Coast Trial Lawyers today at (951)393-1299 

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