Frequently Asked Questions About Uber And Lyft Accidents

Rideshare accidents can be incredibly complicated for victims to navigate. Our Seattle car accident lawyers answer some of the most common questions our clients have:

How does Uber’s insurance coverage work if I’m injured while riding in an Uber?

Uber drivers are expected to carry their own car accident insurance, but they’re also covered by Uber’s insurance when they are signed in to work. If you’re a passenger in the Uber when an accident occurs, you are covered by Uber’s third-party liability insurance for up to $1 million.

What are the differences in insurance coverage when an Uber driver is waiting for a fare, en route to a passenger, or has a passenger in the vehicle?

If an Uber driver is signed in to work and waiting on a fare, they are covered by insurance that allows $100,000 per accident for bodily injuries ($50,000 per person) and up to $25,000 for property damage. If the driver is on their way to pick up a fare or already has one in the vehicle, their $1 million third-party liability coverage would apply to any accident claim.

Can I file a claim against Uber if I’m injured in an accident caused by an Uber driver?

Yes, you can bring a claim against any rideshare company for their driver’s negligence. In many cases, that can be your primary option to recover your damages.

If I’m an Uber driver and get into an accident while the app is offline, what are my insurance options?

Your personal auto insurance covers you for accidents while you are not on the app. Depending on the situation, you may also have a claim against the other driver or drivers involved in your accident.

At Le & Kittleson, Personal Injury Attorneys, you can rely on our Seattle Uber accident lawyers to understand all of the nuances of your case. We have a remarkable track record of results – many of which involve cases other attorneys wouldn’t take. If you’ve been hurt in a car accident in Seattle, call us today at 425-428-5972 to schedule your free consultation.