Who is liable if a rideshare driver causes an accident when he is not transporting customers?

Henderson Car Accident Lawyers Jones WilsonIf you are injured in a crash caused by a rideshare driver, your claim for compensation will be more complicated than a traditional car collision claim. This is especially true if the driver was not transporting a customer when he hit you.

When Is the Rideshare Company Liable in a Crash?

Both Uber and Lyft have insurance policies that cover their drivers in the event of an accident. However, the company’s liability and amount of coverage will depend on what the driver was doing at the time of the crash. If the driver is transporting a customer, the rideshare company will be liable for damages. If he does not have a passenger, liability applies in the following ways:

The Rideshare App Is Off

If the driver’s app is off, he is not on duty, and therefore Lyft or Uber would not be responsible for compensating you for your injuries. However, you can file a claim under the driver’s personal auto insurance policy.

The Driver Is Logged On

If the driver is logged on and waiting for a passenger request, the rideshare company provides insurance coverage of $50,000 per person, $100,000 per accident, and $25,000 for property damage if the driver’s personal insurance doesn’t apply.

The Driver Is Logged On And En Route

If the driver is logged onto the app and is en route to pick up a passenger when your accident happened, the rideshare company provides coverage of up to $1.5 million for personal injuries and property damage per accident.

We’re Here to Fight for Your Rights in a Rideshare Accident

Our experienced rideshare accident lawyers understand the complexities in Lyft, Uber, and other rideshare company accidents and are here to fight aggressively for the compensation you deserve. We represent clients residing in Henderson and Las Vegas, as well as out-of-state visitors.

Have You Been Involved In A Henderson Or Las Vegas Car Accident?

If you’ve been injured in a car accident you need to speak with an experienced car accident lawyer as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our Henderson office directly at 702.405.6000 to schedule a free initial consultation.

Why Work with us?

Finding the right lawyer to represent your injury case can be extremely frustrating. However, with 35 years worth of experience and insider knowledge of how insurance companies work, the Jones Wilson law firm stands out from the crowd. Other attorneys pick and choose their clients based on case notoriety, but we’re here to help you, no matter how large or small your case.
Call (702) 405-6000

Schedule a Free Consultation Today! No Fee Until We Win!