Uber and Lyft are popular forms of transportation, as they are generally incredibly convenient as well as a less expensive alternative to taking a taxi, or even driving yourself. However, as in any situation, accidents may occur—regardless of whether your driver, or another motorist, was at fault. Generally speaking, Uber and Lyft drivers are considered independent contractors, which means their insurance must be used to cover any and all expenses you incur from the accident—if and only if the app was not in use at the time of accident. If the app was in use, then Uber or Lyft offer commercial insurance policies as high as $1 million.
If you have been involved in an Uber or Lyft ridesharing accident, it is essential you immediately contact local law enforcement in order to file a traffic collision report. Next, follow the steps as you would after an accident, which includes taking photographic evidence, exchanging information, and contacting a Michigan personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, our Michigan personal injury lawyers of Fieger Law want to be there for you in your time of need. Whether you are in need of compensation for your costly medical bills, loss of work or wages, loss of companionship, or emotional distress in the form of pain and suffering, it is vital you don’t face this challenging time alone. Allow us to fight on your behalf until your case is resolved as successfully as possible.
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