A lesser known viable lawsuit or claim against a ride sharing company including Uber or Lyft occurs when one of their vehicles are on the way to a pick-up a passenger. If the vehicle is in route to a pick-up and causes an accident the injured person has the same cause of action. A third instant would be if you are in a ride sharing vehicle such as Lyft or Uber and another driver in a different caused the accident vehicle you could have a lawsuit against the other driver and the ride sharing company. You can make a claim for uninsured or underinsured motorist benefits of the rideshare company. If the owner of the at fault vehicle which caused the accident failed to carry any liability insurance or not enough insurance coverage, you can sue the ride share company for their insurance benefits.
There are different layers of insurance carried by Uber, Lyft and other ride sharing companies. If you are a passenger in their vehicle you would be entitled to the most coverage available. You should check the various coverage available through an experienced attorney in this field such as Ken M. Frankel PA. It is important for the law firm to know where to look for proper compensation for their clients. Experience certainly helps!