Rideshare Accident Attorneys in Bakersfield
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Motor vehicle accidents are often traumatic and scary experiences, especially when they result in injuries. If you were involved in a ridesharing accident, you may be wondering what your rights are in regards to recovering compensation. At Fowler | Helsel | Vogt in Bakersfield, our experienced rideshare accident attorneys will fight on your behalf to recover the damages you need to get back on your feet. Our team understands the unique laws that govern these claims and will guide you through every step of the process.
Uber & Lyft: Insurance Coverage for Accidents Caused by Their Drivers?
Although Uber and Lyft provide insurance coverage for collisions and accidents caused by their drivers, it only comes into effect when the at-fault driver’s insurance policy gets exhausted. Moreover, the kind of coverage that will be made available to an injured victim will depend on the details of the accident. Since ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft do not classify their drivers as employees, they also have a substantial amount of legal wiggle room to deny liability in the aftermath of an accident. With California’s new AB-5 law, however, this is less easy for ridesharing companies to do.
If you were injured in an accident involving a rideshare driver, you may be able to receive:
- As much as $50,000 in bodily injuries per person and $100,000 in bodily injuries per accident if the driver had the app turned on and did not accept a ride yet
- As much as $30,000 in property damage per accident if the driver had the app turned on and did not accept a ride yet
- As much as $1 million in bodily injuries, death, and property damage if the driver had the app turned on and accepted a ride
If the rideshare driver does not have the app turned on, the accident will not be covered by the company’s insurance. However, you can still pursue compensation by filing a claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance provider.
Schedule a Free Consultation with a Rideshare Accident Attorney Today!
If you were injured in an accident caused by a negligent rideshare driver, the legal team at Fowler | Helsel | Vogt in Bakersfield can provide the knowledgeable and fierce representation you need to maximize compensation for your injuries.
Reach out to our law office today at (559) 900-1280 to schedule a free initial consultation and learn more about what our team can do for you during this difficult time.
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