If you’re riding in a bus or taxi at the time of the crash, the company involved in the collision is required by law to handle your claim quickly. The bus, limo or taxi company should offer you a settlement that reimburses all your medical bills, lost wages, and other related damages.
The liability process becomes a little more complicated if you’re involved in a rideshare accident involving an Uber or Lyft driver. These companies are app-based, vehicle-for-hire services in which case drivers operate their own vehicles. This means that each driver is covered by their own auto insurance policy. There are fewer safeguards to protect consumers. The drivers aren’t trained in the same manner as taxi drivers. The vehicles aren’t inspected in the same manner that taxis are, and the insurance coverage is entirely different. Lyft and Uber have insurance for their drivers that differ depending on whether they have secured a passenger or not.
If you’ve been injured in a rideshare car accident, you may be wondering about who will compensate you for your medical expenses, lost income, and other costs. The experienced auto accident attorneys at The Farias Firm have the knowledge and resources it takes to help you secure fair compensation for your losses. Call us to find out how we can help you. We can be reached at (818) 222-2222. We serve all of California and COME TO YOU immediately.