I Drive For Uber and Got in an Accident, Now What?

How to Deal With an Accident While Driving for Uber

For individuals who have chosen to drive for rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft, they are normally excited about the freedom they have to set their own hours and own schedules. What happens when the activity which was supposed to bring benefits actually creates more issues for you?

We help you navigate the confusing insurance situation when you have been involved in an accident while being an Uber driver.

One important detail to understand is how Uber insurance works for the driver. It is critical to know much of the insurance determination comes from which stage of the drive you are in. If you are awaiting rides, then you are covered differently than if you are transporting drivers. While not working, you are on your own insurance.

So, if you are getting paired with riders and haven’t picked them up yet, there is still coverages available to help you in the case of an accident. (The coverage is $50,000 for bodily injury, $100,000 total coverage, and $25,000 for property damage.)

Having an accident while on the job can becoming devastating for Uber drivers. It is their livlihood, so there are times while repairs are happening where there needs to be coverage for the hours and time lost. It is important to work with a rideshare injury lawyer who can help you navigate the negotiations so an accident does not cost you out of pocket.

We aggressively defend the rights of Uber and Lyft drivers and riders. We understand the impact an accident has on your ability to work and pay your bills. This is why we passionately defend our clients and help them maximize their insurance payouts and help them determine when the offer they are getting to settle is too low and should be rejected.

Give Ridewolf a call if you have been driving for Uber or Lyft and have been involved in an accident. We help protect the rights of individuals and pursue the best result for your future.