Recently, I narrowly survived a potentially devastating accident at the hands of a fatigued Uber driver. On my way home from an out of town conference, the Uber driver fell asleep at the wheel and rear-ended another vehicle. Luckily, no one involved was hurt. However, both the driver and I were particularly fortunate to have avoided oncoming traffic.
The meteoric rise in ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft has resulted in a large number of collisions like never before. The drivers working for these apps are independent contractors, which means there are no regulations for their hours, breaks, training, etc. Overextended and fatigued drivers often work for both Uber and Lyft so they can increase their income. This leaves other drivers, pedestrians, and motorists exposed to the hazards of sharing the road with negligent Uber and Lyft drivers
Uber & Lyft Insurance Policies
As a precautionary measure, most rideshare companies provide their drivers at least $1 million in insurance coverage. Uber and Lyft drivers also typically have significant insurance coverage in the event they do not cause the accident, but the responsible driver is either uninsured or lacking adequate insurance.
Injured & Seeking Aggressive & Results-Oriented Legal Representation? Contact Us
If you have been injured in an Uber or Lyft accident whether as a passenger, pedestrian, or driver, the legal team at Brett H. Oppenheimer, PLLC is prepared to go above and beyond to ensure justice is served. While most accidents are complicated to resolve, accidents involving ridesharing drivers quickly become all the more complex. This is why they require the proficiency and knowledge of an attorney you can trust to fearlessly pursue the outcome you deserve.
To schedule an initial case evaluation, don’t hesitate to contact us by calling 502.242.8877.