St. Augustine Rideshare Accident Lawyers
Uber & Lyft Accident Attorneys at Your Service
Break through the challenges of an Uber or Lyft accident claim or lawsuit with the assistance of Canan Law. Our team of St. Augustine rideshare accident attorneys is always ready to fight major corporations and insurance companies for our clients. We take pride in making difficult injury cases easier for people in need of reliable legal representation, as well as securing large settlements or awards where other law firms might have backed down.
Catastrophic Injuries in a Rideshare Accident
Our law firm provides legal representation to people who have been seriously injured in rideshare accidents. You can depend on us if you were a passenger who was inside an Uber or Lyft when it was in a crash, whether it was caused by the rideshare driver or not. We can also help if you were driving your own car when a rideshare driver smashed into you due to their negligence.
Let us know if you were seriously injured and suffered a:
Who Pays for a Rideshare Accident?
You might be able to get compensation from the rideshare company that was paying the rideshare driver when the accident occurred. Both Uber and Lyft carry substantial insurance policies that can pay for damages and help people recover, so the companies can save their reputations.
Not everyone injured by a rideshare driver can access these insurance policies, though. It depends on when the accident took place and what the rideshare driver was doing.
Uber’s insurance policy – which is strikingly similar to Lyft’s – is sorted into three stages:
- First: In the first stage, the Uber driver does not have their app turned on or is marked as unavailable. Uber won’t pay anything for an accident that happens at this stage. Injured parties will have to pursue a claim filed against the driver’s personally purchased auto insurance policy.
- Second: In the second stage, the Uber driver is using the app and is actively looking for a fare. If a crash happens, then Uber can offer a 50/100/25 policy, but only if the driver’s insurance won’t apply.
- Third: In the third stage, the Uber driver has a passenger or has accepted a fare and is on the way to pick them up. Uber has a large $1,000,000 third-party liability policy during this stage that can help cover damages experienced by everyone involved. The third stage of coverage also has uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) insurance and contingent comprehensive and collision coverage.
Ready to Fight Whenever You Are
Uber and Lyft rides are often scheduled late at night and on the weekends. Does that mean you need to wait until the next business day to get legal help after a rideshare accident? Not if you work with us. At Canon Law, we have convenient availability to talk whenever you need us the most.