Rideshare Accidents

New Orleans Uber & Lyft Accident Attorneys

Experienced Louisiana Lawyers for a New Era of Transportation

For decades, taxi cabs were a sight commonly associated with large cities. Though towns of every size have cab service, they were often not viewed as a quick daily alternative to driving a personal vehicle. However, the advent of ridesharing has completely transformed the way that we travel short distances. The ease of using an app to call your own ride has made Uber and Lyft dominate competitors to the traditional taxi cab. With the press of a button, a driver will quickly arrive in their personal vehicle and drive you to your destination. Today, ridesharing companies are prolific in cities of all sizes.

However, it is the personal aspects of Uber and Lyft that may make making a claim confusing after being in an accident. People are often confused if they should hold the driver or rideshare company responsible for the accident. Adding to the complexity are issues of sorting our insurance claims between the driver and rideshare company. Hiring the experienced New Orleans lawyers at Tony Clayton & Associates will help you navigate the emerging legal avenues available to rideshare passengers.

If you have been involved in a rideshare accident, call our New Orleans Uber and Lyft attorneys today at (504) 608-3211

How to File a New Orleans Rideshare Claim

After being in an Uber or Lyft accident, sorting through which insurance companies to seek compensation from may be confusing. Hiring our team will help you navigate the laws which are still being developed and established in the world of ridesharing.

When the different insurance policies of the ridesharing company and driver are involved, things may be confusing. All drivers are required to have personal insurance at the time of signing up to be a driver with Lyft or Uber. Additionally, both companies carry well-known $1 million policies that cover accidents while an individual is driving for Uber. However, there are unique stipulations with this insurance.

Uber’s site reveals the following information:

  • The company’s policy covers drivers that are waiting for a ride request with the app turned on. This covers up to $50,000 per person and $100,000 per accident for personal injury. Additionally, $25,000 is covered for property damage
  • If a driver is on their way to pick up a rider with the app on, they have coverage up to $1,000,000. Uber also provides collision and comprehensive coverage with a deductible of $1,000 in this situation.
  • If the app is off for any reason, even if you are on a trip, you are not covered by Uber’s insurance policy.

Lyft also has a very similar insurance policy for their drivers. Basically, if you are involved in an accident with a rideshare driver while they are driving for a company with their app activated, it may be possible to recover through the driver’s personal insurance and the company's insurance. Instances where the driver did not have their app activated for any reason create complications that require the help of an experienced lawyer.

Call a New Orleans Uber and Lyft Accident Attorney

If you are confused about the stipulations of the insurance policies of a rideshare company, don’t delay in obtaining legal counsel. An experienced lawyer will examine your case and review all your options with you.

We will work to make the situation as simple as possible for you. We will handle all the work needed to work towards obtaining your maximum compensation and will communicate with the insurances companies on your behalf. With over 25 years of legal experience, Tony Clayton has proudly served Louisianans for his entire career. By placing an emphasis on client experience, Tony Clayton will make your claims process as easy as possible. Importantly, we do not charge any fees unless we win your case.

Call the New Orleans Uber and Lyft attorneys at Tony Clayton & Associates today at (504) 608-3211 for a free consultation.

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