Skilled Rideshare Accident Attorney in Salt Lake City, Utah
Our Salt Lake City personal injury attorneys have been producing real results for real people who have been hurt or lost their loved ones in Utah for nearly two decades.
That is twice as long as both major rideshare companies, Uber and Lyft, have been operating.
This means Lincoln Legal Group has been pursuing negligent rideshare drivers, rideshare companies, and other liable parties since their inception. Our Salt Lake County Uber and Lyft accident lawyers provide customized legal solutions for individuals and families who have been hurt or lost a loved one as rideshare drivers, passengers using the rideshare services, or third parties who were hit by rideshare drivers.
Contact our Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare accident attorneys in Utah today to learn more about your legal rights and options to pursue the liable party — or combination of parties — for your full financial recovery.
Why Are Rideshare Drivers Liable for Accidents in Utah?
Rideshare drivers who work for Uber and Lyft do more than transport passengers. They deliver food, goods, and other tangible products throughout Utah. The one thing these services have in common is that the rideshare drivers are using their cellphones to produce revenue.
This means accepting passengers and delivery pickups by physically interacting with their rideshare apps, taking their attention off the road, and at least one hand off the wheel.
For the rest of us, that is the very definition of distracted driving.
If you or someone you love has been hurt in a rideshare crash, allow our aggressive rideshare accident and injury lawyers in Salt Lake City to outline your case based on the legal knowledge and experience necessary to pursue results.
Whose Insurance is Liable for an Uber, Lyft, or Another Rideshare Crash in Utah?
When rideshare drivers are involved in an accident, the circumstances of the crash and the injured parties allow the liability to shift from one insurance company to another.
Our rideshare accident attorneys in Salt Lake City will help you establish who is liable for the crash, and whether more than one party is liable.
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has established levels that correlate to driver vs. rideshare liability, based on the facts of the crash.
Level Zero Liability: Where the driver is using a personal vehicle, and has yet to activate the rideshare app, leaving the driver’s personal insurance policy responsible for the injuries or fatalities the driver caused.
In Utah, the required liability coverage must include:
- $25,000 Per Person for Bodily Injury
- $65,000 Per Accident for Bodily Injury
- $15,000 Per Accident for Property
- At least $3,000 in Personal Injury Protection for Medical Expenses
Level One Liability: Where the driver has enabled the app but has not yet accepted a ride request, which leaves the rideshare company with limited liability.
Level Two Liability: Where the driver has accepted a ride request but has yet to pick up the passenger. Both Uber and Lyft carry insurance coverage up to $1 million, which will apply to the crash, because the driver was actively employed when the collision occurred.
Level Three Liability: Where the driver has picked up and is transporting the passenger(s). Because the driver was actively employed when the collision occurred, the rideshare company’s insurance coverage will also apply, up to the $1 million coverage limit.
If you have been hurt or lost a loved one in a rideshare accident, whether they were the driver, a passenger, or another third party, you do not have to dissect these complex insurance applications on your own. We can help.
Contact the Lincoln Legal Group and our dedicated Salt Lake City Uber, Lyft, and rideshare accident attorneys today to schedule a free consultation by calling (801) 877-3260. We are here to deliver tailored legal solutions that fit your unique needs.
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