The family of a deceased man is suing Lyft after one of its drivers caused his death in a car accident. Accidents, injuries, and deaths caused by the negligence of drivers that work for ridesharing companies such as Uber or Lyft have become quite common. Further, these accidents do not only harm passengers; pedestrians have been hit, people abducted, and valuables stolen. Due to these incidents, Uber and Lyft maintain relatively large liability insurance policies so they have the insurance funds available to compensate those injured or harmed by their drivers.
In other words, if you are injured as a passenger in an Uber or Lyft vehicle due to your driver’s negligence, you can make a liability claim against the driver and his or her employer (Uber or Lyft for example) and there will be a large liability policy available to compensate you for your damages. Similarly, if you are riding in your own vehicle and you are injured due to the negligence of an Uber driver or a Lyft driver, you can make a liability claim against the driver and his or her employer and the same liability coverage applies. Further, Uber and Lyft maintain large Uninsured Motorist and Underinsured Motorist (UM/UIM) limits on their drivers’ auto policies. For example, Uber carries $1M in UM/UIM coverage. If you are injured, while riding in an Uber vehicle, and the at-fault party’s liability insurance limits are insufficient to cover your damages, you have the added protection of Uber’s $1M in coverage for UM/UIM scenarios.
If one of your loved ones has been killed or seriously injured by a ridesharing company, or by someone else while you are riding in a rideshare vehicle, call Abraham Watkins today. It is imperative that you find a law firm to manage your claim as soon as possible following an injury or death. Further, it is important to find a skilled law firm with experience handling these cases to ensure that the responsible parties are held fully accountable. The law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner is the oldest personal injury firm in Texas, and our attorneys are standing by to assist with your claim. Call us today at (713) 222-7211 or 713-222-7211 for your free consultation.