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Rideshare companies are booming in the United States, including in Kent. Uber and Lyft services are a comfortable alternative to public transportation and are incredibly convenient. With a swipe of an app, your ride appears in minutes and transports you to your destination. But with the rocket-like rise of rideshare services, there’s also been a 3% rise in traffic accident fatalities due to crowded roads. 

If you’ve been injured in an Uber or Lyft accident—either as a passenger in the rideshare vehicle, as someone in a second vehicle, or as a pedestrian or cyclist struck by a rideshare vehicle—you may have already realized the complexity of navigating an accident claim with Uber or Lyft. The attorneys at Caffee Accident and Injury Lawyers understand the long-term physical and financial impacts of this type of accident and are your best allies when taking on the complex insurance laws dealing with Uber and Lyft liability. Call our Kent law office today for a free consultation so we can get started helping you reclaim your losses.

Liability Law in Rideshare Accidents in Kent

Where once, 50 people might ride in a single city bus, now a significant portion of those passengers are on the roadways in separate rideshare vehicles. Additionally, even when not actively transporting passengers, Uber and Lyft drivers may cruise the streets while awaiting a booking. If you’ve been injured in an accident involving an Uber or Lyft vehicle, you may be wondering how liability works under Washington’s comparative fault insurance laws.

Rideshare accidents are often due to driver error, distraction, or recklessness. Uber and Lyft drivers work long hours and use their apps while driving. As a passenger in an accident, you are never at fault. If you were a separate driver and a rideshare vehicle collided with your car, you can gain compensation even if you shared in the fault of the accident. Your settlement will be lowered by your percentage of fault, according to our attorney who specializes in pedestrian accidents from Kent

Proving liability in a rideshare accident means demonstrating the following:

  • That the driver at fault owed you a duty of care to take reasonable measures to prevent harm
  • That they breached that duty through negligence or recklessness
  • That their negligence directly caused your injury
  • That you’ve suffered economic and non-economic damages from the injury

Your Kent rideshare accident lawyer from Caffee Accident & Injury Lawyers can deftly navigate complex Uber and Lyft insurance laws to prove liability and maximize your claim for damages.

How Does Rideshare Insurance Work in Washington?

Both Uber and Lyft companies require their drivers to carry a special insurance policy that provides personal injury and property damage coverage in the event of accidents. This coverage works on the following scale, which depends on the stage of the rideshare experience at the time of the accident:

  • If the driver was using their vehicle for personal reasons when the accident occurred, their personal auto insurance coverage is in place
  • If the driver had their app turned on and was awaiting a booking, their special coverage provides up to $25,000 in property damage compensation and $50,000 per person or $100,000 per accident in personal injury coverage
  • If the driver has a booking and is on their way to pick up a passenger, and throughout the entire journey with a passenger, the top tier insurance coverage is in place with up to $1 million in personal injury and property damage coverage per person 

Often, the powerful insurance companies providing rideshare insurance coverage will attempt to deny their coverage was in place or may try to lowball a victim’s injury claim. A rideshare attorney from Caffee Accident & Injury Lawyers in Kent will investigate every aspect of your accident and draft a strong demand letter for the full amount of compensation you’re owed for your damages.

Why Choose Us for Your Kent Uber or Lyft Accident Attorneys?

At Caffee Accident & Injury Lawyers, our Kent personal injury lawyers will advocate aggressively for compensation for all of your accident-related damages including:

  • Property damage
  • Medical bills and any future medical bills related to the accident
  • Lost income and future lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Any other applicable non-economic damages like loss of pleasure in life, disfigurement, or PTSD

Call the experienced rideshare attorneys at Caffee Accident & Injury Lawyers today to set up a free consultation so we can begin a strong strategy for your full compensation.