Ride-Sharing Accidents And Passenger Injuries

Are You Sure Your Driver Has Adequate Insurance?

Ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft are growing more popular by the day. On face, it seems like a great idea that is financially beneficial for both passengers and drivers. But when it comes to ride-sharing accidents and passenger injuries, ambiguity over liability could end up costing accident victims a lot more than they can afford.

Washington and other states have only recently enacted regulations on what are being called transportation network companies (TNCs), but the regulatory language cannot fully address the wide range of liability issues that could occur.

The biggest problem has to do with insurance. Most personal auto insurance policies specifically exclude coverage when the vehicle is being used for commercial purposes. TNCs provide supplemental insurance, but the coverage conditions are often narrow and confusing.

So who is liable when a TNC driver is involved in an accident? Unfortunately, the answer is far from clear. Insurance coverage could literally change from minute to minute.

Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys Who Know Liability Laws

At Greaney Scudder Law Firm, our lawyers have decades of experience helping victims recover compensation for their injuries. While ride-sharing liability is a relatively new legal landscape, we understand the intricacies of personal injury law, insurance coverage and multi-party liability. As such, we are ready to help you seek compensation from any and all parties responsible for the accident and the resulting costs.

Have You Suffered Injuries As A Passenger In A Friend's Vehicle?

If your injuries were sustained while traveling with a friend or acquaintance, you probably have no interest in pursuing a personal injury lawsuit. But you should at least understand how to seek compensation through an insurance claim.

In these cases, coverage typically starts with the Personal Injury Protection policy covering the vehicle. The second layer of coverage would come from your own insurance policy.

Contact Us To Discuss Your Case For Free

Located in Kent, Greaney Scudder Law Firm serves clients throughout Washington state. To discuss your case and learn about your rights and legal options, call us at 877-449-0506 or fill out our online contact form.