Over the years, Uber and Lyft have become increasingly reliable forms of transportation. In large part, this is due to their accessibility, their dependability, and, generally, their safety. That being said, Uber/Lyft drivers, just as all other drivers, are not immune to accidents, and if you’ve been injured in an Uber/Lyft accident in Toronto, you should strongly consider retaining the legal services of a knowledgeable Toronto Uber/Lyft accident lawyer. Contact Merricks Law Group to learn more about Uber/Lyft accidents and how our firm can work to recover the financial compensation you require to heal.
Why Hire a Toronto Uber/Lyft Accident Lawyer?
Uber/Lyft are relatively new ridesharing services here in Toronto, which is why if you’ve been injured in an Uber/Lyft accident, you should strongly consider retaining the services of a knowledgeable Ontario personal injury lawyer who is familiar with Uber/Lyft’s liability coverage system and how to navigate the often-complicated claims process ahead. Though the insurance companies are seldom on your side, you can guarantee that our firm always will be. Mr. Merricks has fought on behalf of the wrongly injured in Toronto for over 30 years, and he is ready to fight for you as well.
How Do Uber/Lyft Accidents Happen?
Uber/Lyft accidents happen for many of the same reasons that all other auto accidents happen, though most of these reasons can be attributed to one primary factor: negligence. Some of the most common causes of Uber/Lyft accidents include speeding, driving while fatigued, ignoring traffic lights & signs, texting/looking at a GPS while driving, driving while intoxicated, and more.
What is Uber/Lyft’s Liability Coverage?
Uber and Lyft have a liability coverage system in place, which is designed to help all those who’ve been wrongfully injured in Uber/Lyft accidents recover the compensation they require to heal from their injuries. This coverage system is divided into periods, and the compensation you receive depends on the period in which you were injured in an accident. This coverage is as follows:
- Period 0: When an Uber or Lyft driver causes an accident and his or she is not yet logged into the rideshare app, Uber/Lyft will not provide liability coverage.
- Period 1: When an Uber/Lyft driver gets into an accident while he or she is logged into the app but has not accepted a ride, Uber/Lyft will provide liability coverage for up to $50,000 per person injured in the accident, $100,000 total injury liability per accident, and $25,000 property damage liability.
- Period 2: When an Uber/Lyft driver causes an accident after accepting a ride and is on the way to pick up the passenger, liability coverage increases to $1 million.
- Period 3: When an Uber/Lyft driver gets into a car accident while the passenger is in his or her car, it falls into Period 3, wherein Uber/Lyft will provide the injured party with up to $1 million in liability coverage, as well as limited coverage for damage to the driver’s car and uninsured motorists’ coverage.
The bottom line is that if you are an Uber/Lyft accident victim, you should strongly consider hiring an Ontario personal injury lawyer who has the knowledge and skill needed to recover your rightful compensation in a personal injury claim.
Contact Our Toronto Uber/Lyft Accident Lawyer
Uber/Lyft accidents can be just as serious as all other forms of auto accidents, and if you’ve been injured in an Uber/Lyft accident, our firm is here to help. Contact the Merricks Law Firm, P.A. to schedule your free initial consultation with our firm today.