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If you’ve been involved in an accident with an Uber or Lyft in LA, you may have concerns about liability and the necessary steps to take. Passengers caught in this situation often feel lost, unsure of where to seek guidance. Rest assured, we are here to assist you through this challenging time.


Accidents involving rideshare services can be complicated, and determining liability is not always straightforward. RTM Law Firm’s personal injury attorneys in Los Angeles have a deep understanding of these complexities and are equipped to navigate through them to ensure you receive maximum compensation. We will handle all communication with insurance companies and work tirelessly to build a strong case in your favor.

Common Accident Cases Involving
Uber and Lyft

  • ✔ Head-On Collisions
  • ✔ Rear-End Collisions
  • ✔ Sideswipes
  • ✔ T-Bone Accidents (Side-Impact Collisions)
  • ✔ Cyclist Accidents
  • ✔ Pedestrian Accidents
  • ✔ Rollover Accidents
  • ✔ Multi-Vehicle Pileups
  • ✔ Unsafe Exits and Entrances
  • ✔ DUI-Related Accidents
  • ✔ Drowsy Driving Accidents
  • ✔ Weather-Related Accidents

Rideshare Accidents:
Who May Be Held Responsible?

Identifying fault in an Uber or Lyft accident can be a complex process. In typical car accidents, it is usually the at-fault driver’s insurance company that covers the damages and injuries. However, in rideshare accidents, liability may fall on several parties, such as:

The Rideshare Company

Companies like Uber and Lyft have specific insurance policies for their drivers while they are working. If the driver was actively engaged in a ride or en route to pick up a passenger at the time of the accident, their personal insurance may not cover them.

The Uber Driver or Lyft Driver

Drivers who work for rideshare companies are considered independent contractors, meaning they are responsible for their own vehicle maintenance and insurance. If their negligence caused the accident, they could be held liable.

Other Drivers

In some cases, another driver may be at fault for the accident. In this case, their personal insurance would be responsible for covering damages and injuries.

Pedestrians or Cyclists

If a pedestrian or cyclist is hit by a rideshare vehicle while it is in service, they could file a claim against the driver’s insurance or the rideshare company’s policy.


Passengers who are injured in a rideshare accident can file a claim against the driver’s insurance or the rideshare company’s policy, depending on the circumstances of the accident.

It is important to note that liability varies depending on the state and its laws regarding ridesharing services. Some states have implemented legislation requiring rideshare companies to provide additional coverage for their drivers.


In Los Angeles, California,  for example, rideshare companies are required to provide a minimum of $1 million in liability coverage per accident. Other states may have different requirements, so it is crucial to understand the laws and regulations in your area.


Uber Accidents: Company Policy on Liability

According to Uber’s website, they provide insurance coverage for their drivers while they are using the app and performing rides. This includes up to $1 million in liability coverage for bodily injury and property damage per accident. However, this coverage is only applicable when the driver is at fault or during periods 2 and 3 of the ride (when a passenger is in the car). During period 1 (when a driver is waiting for a ride request), the coverage provided by Uber is limited.


In addition, if an accident occurs while you are riding as a passenger in an Uber vehicle, you may be covered under their Contingent Liability Insurance policy. This policy covers bodily injury and property damage up to $1 million, but it is considered secondary coverage, meaning it will only kick in after your own personal insurance policy has been exhausted.

Lyft Accidents: Liability Policy

Similar to Uber, Lyft also provides liability insurance for their drivers. During period 1, when a driver is waiting for a ride request, they are covered by Lyft’s contingent liability policy which provides up to $50,000 per person and $100,000 per accident for bodily injury, and up to $25,000 for property damage.


Once the driver has accepted a ride request and is on their way to pick up a passenger (period 2), Lyft’s primary liability policy takes effect. This policy provides up to $1 million in coverage for bodily injury and property damage per incident.

If an accident occurs while you are a passenger in a Lyft vehicle during period 2 or 3 (when the passenger is in the car), you are also covered under Lyft’s liability policy. In addition, Lyft offers uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage up to $1 million per incident for bodily injury.


It is important to note that this insurance only applies while the driver is actively using the Lyft app and providing services through the platform. It does not cover any personal use of their vehicle.



Why Work With RTM Law For Your Uber or Lyft Accident Claim?


Our team consists of experienced personal injury attorneys and experts well-versed in California’s Lyft and Uber laws.

Client-First Services

Our Los Angeles Uber accident lawyer knows the intricacies of ridesharing accidents and provide personalized assistance for individual concerns.

Millions Recovered

We have successfully obtained millions of dollars in settlements for accident victims throughout LA.

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Victim of an accident caused by someone else?

Los Angeles Uber Accident Lawyer: FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions about our Los Angeles Uber accident lawyers and Los Angeles Lyft accident attorneys.

What should I do if I’ve been involved in an Uber or Lyft accident in Los Angeles?

If you’ve been involved in an Uber or Lyft accident in LA, make sure to seek medical attention for any injuries. Gather as much evidence as you can, including photos of the accident scene, contact information of any witnesses, and the driver’s information. Finally, reach out to an experienced Los Angeles Uber accident attorney who can guide you through the legal process and help you seek the compensation you deserve.

Can I file a lawsuit against Uber or Lyft if I’ve been injured in an accident?

Yes. Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft have a legal duty to ensure the safety of their passengers and others on the road. If their negligence or the negligence of their drivers caused your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation. Consulting with a skilled Uber or Lyft accident lawyer can help you determine the best course of action for your case.

How long do I have to file an injury claim for an Uber or Lyft accident in LA?

The statute of limitations for filing a claim in Los Angeles is two years from the date of your accident. This means that you must file a lawsuit within two years or you will lose your right to seek compensation. However, it’s important to consult with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after your accident so they can begin building your case and gathering evidence.

What kind of compensation can accident victims receive for an Uber or Lyft crash?

The type and amount of compensation you may be entitled to depend on the specific circumstances of your personal injury claim. In general, you may be able to receive compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage, and other related costs. An experienced Uber or Lyft accident attorney can assess the details of your case and fight for maximum compensation on your behalf.

How much does it cost to hire a Los Angeles Uber accident attorney?

Uber accident lawyers in Los Angeles, like RTM Law, work on a contingency fee basis, which means you won’t have to pay any upfront costs. We will only receive a percentage of the settlement or verdict when we successfully recover compensation on your behalf. This arrangement allows accident victims to access quality legal representation without worrying about additional financial burdens.

What if the rideshare accident results in the death of a loved one?

Surviving family members of a rideshare accident victim may file a wrongful death claim against the at-fault party. This claim seeks to recover damages for funeral and burial expenses, loss of financial support, and emotional pain and suffering. Our Los Angeles wrongful death attorneys are experienced in handling specific cases and will compassionately guide you through the legal process during this difficult time.

We Help Accident Victims File a Personal Injury Claim
in Los Angeles, California

Our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys handle a wide range of personal injury claims in several areas, including:

✔ Arcadia
✔ Alhambra
✔ Anaheim
✔ Beverly Hills
✔ Boyle Heights
✔ Brea
✔ Buena Park
✔ Burbank
✔ Calabasas
✔ Cerritos
✔ Chinatown
✔ Commerce
✔ Compton
✔ Crenshaw

✔ Culver City
✔ Downey
✔ El Monte
✔ El Segundo
✔ Fullerton
✔ Gardena
✔ Garden Grove
✔ Glendale
✔ Hawthorne
✔ Inglewood
✔ Koreatown
✔ La Habra
✔ Lakewood
✔ Long Beach

✔ Montebello
✔ Norwalk
✔ Pasadena
✔ Pico Rivera
✔ Rancho Palos Verdes
✔ Santa Monica
✔ Signal Hill
✔ Skid Row
✔ Temple City
✔ Torrance
✔ Vernon
✔ West Covina
✔ West Hollywood
✔ Whittier

Injured In a Rideshare Service? Hire an Accident Attorney in Los Angeles Now.
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Getting hurt while using a rideshare service like Uber or Lyft can be confusing and overwhelming. You may not know what to do next or who to turn to for help. That’s where an experienced Los Angeles Lyft accident attorney (or Uber lawyer) can step in and guide you through the legal process.


At RTM Law, our team of skilled attorneys has extensive experience representing individuals who have been injured in rideshare accidents. We understand the complexities of these cases and are dedicated to helping our clients receive the compensation they deserve.


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