An Uber or Lyft driver caused a collision with my car and I was injured, what do I do?
The first fact that must be determined is whether the Uber or Lyft driver was “on-app.” A rideshare driver is on-app when they are either transporting a passenger or en route to pick up a passenger. This is important, as this fact is what determines whether the $1 million rideshare insurance policy will be in play if you were injured in an accident due to the Uber or Lyft driver’s negligence. If the rideshare driver is not on-app, then only the driver’s personal insurance policy will be available.
Whether a rideshare driver is on-app may be disputed by the rideshare companies to protect the company from liability. You should consult with an experienced Chicago Lyft accident lawyer as soon as possible if you are injured. Your attorney will be able to move quickly to preserve the evidence needed to determine whether the Uber or Lyft driver was on-app. This will maximize the amount of insurance money available to compensate you for your injuries, pain, and suffering.