Uber and Lyft are both incredibly popular rideshare services in and around the Charlotte area. In fact, these are household names that our residents and visitors trust. However, accidents involving rideshare vehicles are not uncommon. When these incidents do occur, securing compensation for your injuries and property damage can be complicated. At Price Petho & Associates P.L.L.C., our team is standing by to help when you need a Charlotte Uber or Lyft accident attorney. We understand what it takes to stand up to the insurance carriers involved in these cases, and our goal is to secure maximum compensation on your behalf.
Accidents involving Uber and Lyft vehicles
The North Carolina Department of Transportation does not keep statistics about how many accidents occur each year involving Uber and Lyft vehicles. This crash data is typically lumped in with the overall crash statistics for the year. During the latest year across the state, there were more than 285,000 total vehicle collisions that resulted in over 125,000 total injuries and 1,470 fatalities.
Drivers for Uber and Lyft typically have no additional driver safety training aside from the licensing involved in obtaining their regular NC driver’s license. They are just like any other driver on the roadway, using their personal vehicles to transport passengers from place to place.
Insurance complications after a Charlotte Uber or Lyft accident
When an accident occurs involving an Uber or Lyft vehicle, insurance can become complicated and operates on a tiered system.
- Rideshare driver is on their own time. If a rideshare driver is not logged in to work and is on their own time, their personal insurance carrier will be responsible for covering compensation for any accident they cause.
- Rideshare driver is logged and waiting for a fare. If a rideshare driver is logged in to work but does not have a passenger and is not on the way to pick one up, the driver’s personal insurance carrier will still be the primary coverage provider if the driver causes an accident. Uber and Lyft will pay for damages that rise above the driver’s coverage limits, up to a certain amount.
- Rideshare driver has a passenger or is on the way to pick one up. If a rideshare driver has a passenger or is on the way to pick one up, then the insurance provided by Uber and Lyft will kick in to cover any party involved in an accident caused by the rideshare driver. In North Carolina, this means that these companies will provide up to $1.5 million in total compensation per accident.
Contact an Uber or Lyft accident attorney immediately
If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident involving an Uber or Lyft vehicle in the Charlotte area, seek assistance from an attorney as soon as possible. At Price Petho & Associates P.L.L.C., our team has extensive experience handling cases like this, and we know what it takes to stand up to the insurance carriers involved. We will put our resources to work in order to obtain maximum compensation on your behalf, including coverage of your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering damages, property damage expenses, and more. When you need a Charlotte Uber or Lyft accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 704-850-6322.