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Should you find yourself in an unfortunate situation involving a rideshare accident in San Diego, you may be uncertain about who is to blame and the next steps to take. Accident victims often feel lost, unsure where to turn for advice. RTM Law Firm is here to assist.


Rideshare accidents present unique challenges when it comes to determining who is at fault. Our personal injury lawyers in San Diego have an expert understanding of vehicle accident cases and are equipped to get you the highest compensation possible. We will manage all interactions with insurance adjusters and build a persuasive case in your favor.

Typical Accident Scenarios Involving Uber and Lyft

  • ✔ Head-On Collisions
  • ✔ Rear-End Incidents Sideswipes
  • ✔ T-Bone (Side-Impact) Collisions
  • ✔ Bicycle Accidents
  • ✔ Pedestrian Incidents
  • ✔ Rollover Crashes
  • ✔ Multi-Car Pileups
  • ✔ Unsafe Vehicle Entries and Exits
  • ✔ DUI-Related Crashes
  • ✔ Fatigue-Induced Accidents
  • ✔ Incidents Due to Adverse Weather Conditions

Rideshare Accidents: Who Is at Fault for Uber or Lyft Accident Injuries?

Identifying who is at fault in an Uber or Lyft accident involves a detailed process. In standard car accidents, the responsible driver’s insurance typically covers damages and injuries. Yet, in rideshare incidents, multiple parties might be liable, such as:

The Rideshare Company

Firms like Uber and Lyft maintain specific insurance policies for their drivers while on duty. If the driver was in the middle of a ride or on their way to pick up a passenger at the time of the accident, their personal insurance might not apply.

The Lyft or Uber Driver

As independent contractors, rideshare drivers are responsible for their vehicle’s maintenance and insurance. If their negligence led to the accident, they could be found liable.

Other Drivers

Sometimes, another driver may be at fault. In these instances, that driver’s personal insurance is expected to cover the resulting damages and injuries.

Pedestrians or Cyclists

Pedestrians or cyclists struck by a rideshare vehicle in service could seek damages from the driver’s insurance or the rideshare company’s policy.


Passengers injured in a rideshare accident can seek compensation through the driver’s insurance or the company’s policy, depending on the accident’s details.

San Diego Laws on Uber and Lyft Accident Claims

It’s critical to note that fault varies by state laws concerning ridesharing. Some states have enacted laws requiring rideshare companies to offer additional insurance for their drivers.


For example, in California, rideshare companies must provide a minimum of $1 million in liability coverage per incident. Requirements can differ by state, making it essential to know your area’s laws and regulations.



Uber and Lyft Accidents: Company Policies on Liability

Uber Accident Policies

Uber states on its website that it offers insurance coverage for drivers using the app and conducting rides, including up to $1 million in liability coverage for bodily injury and property damage per incident. This coverage is active when the driver is at fault or during periods 2 and 3 of the ride (when a passenger is in the vehicle). For period 1 (while waiting for a ride request), Uber’s coverage is more limited.

In addition, if you’re involved in an accident as a passenger in an Uber, you might be covered under their Contingent Liability Insurance policy. This policy offers up to $1 million for bodily injury and property damage, acting as secondary coverage after your personal insurance.

Lyft Accident Policies

Similar to Uber, Lyft provides liability insurance for its drivers. In period 1, while awaiting a ride request, drivers are covered by Lyft’s contingent liability policy, which offers up to $50,000 per person for bodily injury, $100,000 per accident, and up to $25,000 for property damage.


Once a driver accepts a ride request (period 2) and while a passenger is in the car (period 3), Lyft’s primary liability policy kicks in, offering up to $1 million coverage per incident for bodily injury and property damage.


This insurance applies only while the driver is actively using the Lyft app and engaged in ridesharing services. It doesn’t cover personal vehicle use.



Why Trust RTM Law Firm's San Diego Uber and Lyft Accident Lawyer?


Our team comprises skilled San Diego car accident and injury lawyers familiar with the specific regulations governing Lyft, Uber, and other ridesharing providers in California.

Client-Centered Services

Our accident lawyer in San Diego understands the unique challenges of these types of accidents and offers tailored support for each client’s needs.

Successful Recoveries

Our firm has secured millions in settlements for victims of Lyft and Uber accidents across San Diego.



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Victim of an accident caused by someone else?

San Diego Uber and Lyft Accident Attorney FAQs

We answer some of the frequently asked questions about working with a rideshare accident attorney in San Diego, California.

Can I sue Uber or Lyft if injured in an accident?

Yes. Rideshare companies have a duty to ensure the safety of their passengers and others on the road. If their negligence, or that of their drivers, caused your injury, you might be eligible for compensation. A skilled accident lawyer can help you decide how to proceed.

What steps should I take if involved in an Uber or Lyft accident in San Diego?

Seek medical attention immediately for any injuries. Collect as much evidence as possible, including photos of the scene, witness contact info, and the driver’s details. Then, contact a knowledgeable San Diego Uber and Lyft accident lawyer to guide you through the legal process and help you pursue the compensation you deserve.

How long do I have to file a claim for a San Diego rideshare accident?

The statute of limitations in San Diego is two years from the accident date. You must file a lawsuit within this period or forfeit your right to compensation. However, it’s wise to consult a San Diego Uber accident attorney (or San Diego Lyft accident attorney) promptly to start building your case.

What compensation might I receive after a rideshare crash?

Compensation varies based on your claim’s specifics, but generally, you might be eligible for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, property damage, and more. A proficient Uber or Lyft accident lawyer can evaluate your case and advocate for maximum compensation.

What are the costs to hire a San Diego Uber and Lyft accident lawyer?

Our San Diego rideshare accident lawyers operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning there are no upfront costs. Our fee comes as a percentage of the settlement or verdict amount we secure for you, allowing you to pursue justice without financial worry.

What if a rideshare accident results in a fatality?

If a loved one dies in a rideshare accident, the surviving family members may file a wrongful death claim against those at fault to recover damages for funeral expenses, lost financial support, and emotional suffering. Our attorneys specialize in wrongful death claims and offer compassionate legal guidance during this tough time.

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✔ North Park
✔ Normal Heights
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✔ Coronado
✔ Corridor
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✔ Embarcadero
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✔ Grant Hill
✔ Pacific Highway
✔ Poway
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✔ Harborview
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Suffered Injuries in a Rideshare Accident?
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Experiencing an injury while using a rideshare service can leave you feeling confused and overwhelmed. Not knowing the next steps or who can assist is common. That’s where our experienced San Diego Lyft and Uber accident attorneys come in, providing the legal guidance you need.


RTM Law Firm is experienced in representing individuals injured in rideshare incidents. We’re committed to ensuring our clients are fully compensated for their losses. Our understanding of the specific regulations and insurance policies that apply to Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare services in California enables us to effectively represent your interests.


Whether it’s dealing with insurance companies, understanding the details of rideshare policies, or representing you in court, our aim is to simplify the process for you and secure the compensation you deserve.


With RTM Law Firm, you’re choosing a partner committed to fighting for your rights and securing the compensation you need to recover and move forward.




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