Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Accident Liability with Uber and Lyft.

Just a few years ago we did not even know what those terms meant.  Now they are billion dollar business in the United States.  With auto accidents involving Uber and Lyft increasing as quickly as these businesses are growing you need to become aware of their liability.  Many of you reading this will hire one of these rideshares in 2017.  We hope that every trip is a safe one.

Maybe the most important thing to know at this point is that drivers of Uber and Lyft are not employees like taxi drivers.  Of course, both companies do background checks and don’t just let anyone drive for them.  Both Uber and Lyft offer one million dollars of liability insurance, but there are limitations as to whom it covers.

This new gray area is definitely something that you need to be aware of.  If you or a loved one is involved in an Uber or Lyft car accident do not take anything for granted!  You must treat this with your full attention moving forward.  Contact Great Southwest car accident attorney Ken Wagner at his Albuquerque office to discover the next step at (505) 242-6300.