Rideshare Accidents

Did You Suffer An Injury While Riding In A Lyft Or Uber?

Car crashes claim tens of thousands of lives across America every single year, and many of these crashes lead to complicated legal fights. The proceedings can become even more complicated when multiple insurance companies are involved, such as when the crash involves a rideshare vehicle.

If you were seriously injured while riding in an Uber or Lyft, you will need to contact your own insurance company, the insurance companies of any other drivers involved in the crash, and the insurer for Uber or Lyft. With so many moving parts involved in these types of cases, it’s important to hire an experienced lawyer to represent you.

Call The McClellan Law Firm at (619) 215-1488 to speak with one of our San Diego lawyers today.

When we get in a Lyft, Uber, or any other type of rideshare vehicle, we do it with the expectation of arriving at our destination safely. When this doesn’t happen and you suffer a serious injury, you deserve the chance to take your case to court to secure the compensation you deserve. At The McClellan Law Firm, our San Diego car accident lawyers have dedicated their careers to fighting for the rights of injured victims. Contact us today to discuss your case with a member of our firm.

Lyft And Uber Insurance Policies

If you were injured in a crash that involved a rideshare vehicle, you may be able to seek compensation from not only the at-fault driver’s insurance policy, but also the company’s insurance policy, and perhaps the Uber or Lyft driver’s own insurance policy, as well as any underinsured motorist coverage you may have that exceeds all of the other available insurance.

Lyft and Uber have insurance for their drivers that differ depending on whether they have secured a passenger or not. Once the driver is “on duty,” so to speak, but doesn’t yet have a passenger, the insurance takes effect, but the amounts of the insurance are lower. So, if an Uber driver is cruising around waiting for a call, he or she is covered by Uber’s insurance, if there should be a crash, but only up to $100,000. Once the driver accepts a ride and is on his way to pick up the passenger, the insurance limit increases to $1 million, and stays at that limit until the passenger exits the vehicle. Here are the applicable limits:

Lyft’s Insurance Policy

  • Once the Lyft driver is assigned to or accepts a passenger:
    • Up to $1 million for total liability coverage
    • Up to $1 million for crashes caused by uninsured and/or underinsured motorists
    • Property damage for the repair cost of the vehicle or actual cash value, with a $2,500 deductible
  • Once the driver is “on duty” but before any passenger is assigned:
    • Up to $50,000 for bodily injuries, per person, and $100,000 for bodily injuries per accident
    • Up to $25,000 for property damage

Uber’s Insurance Policy

  • Once the Uber driver is assigned to or accepts a passenger:
    • Up to $1 million for total liability coverage
    • Up to $1 million for crashes caused by uninsured and/or underinsured motorists
    • Property damage for the repair cost of the vehicle or actual cash value, with a $1,000 deductible
  • Once the driver is “on duty” but before any passenger is assigned:
    • Up to $50,000 for bodily injuries, per person, and $100,000 for bodily injuries per accident
    • Up to $25,000 for property damage

Of course, the insurance limits may only be the starting point depending on the seriousness of the injuries.

Send us the details of your case through our online form.

Work With A Firm You Can Rely On

If you were seriously injured while riding in an Uber, Lyft, or other rideshare vehicle, our San Diego car accident attorneys will help you fight for the compensation you deserve. Since The McClellan Law Firm first opened its doors, we have secured more than 120 verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million each.

We remain committed to fighting for the rights of injured victims throughout Southern California, so fill out our online form to fill us in on your situation or call us at (619) 215-1488 to discuss your case over the phone today.

  • Endorced by the Inner Circle of Advocates

    Craig McClellan is a member of the invitation-only group of the top 100 plaintiff trial lawyers in the United States

  • Attorney McClellan earned a Distinguished rating from Martindale-Hubbell for his achievements.

  • Attorney McClellan has been selected to the list of the Best Lawyers in America every year since 1993.

  • Attorney McClellan is listed as one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators in Business, Personal Injury, and Product Liability.

  • Attorney Craig McClellan earned one of the top 50 verdicts in California, securing a $15,771,234 verdict for a client seriously injured in a car accident.

  • Attorney McClellan has a 10/10 “Superb” rating, the highest rating an attorney can receive from Avvo.

  • The firm has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, the highest possible rating offered by the organization.

  • The firm earned a Tier 1 ranking in Commercial Litigation in the 2019 list of the Best Law Firms.

  • The firm earned a Tier 1 ranking in Personal Injury in the 2019 list of the Best Law Firms.

  • The firm earned a Tier 1 ranking in Product Liability in the 2019 list of the Best Law Firms.

  • Attorney McClellan has been named the Lawyer of the Year by the Best Lawyers in America in 2012, twice in 2014, and in 2019.

  • Attorney McClellan is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, and previously served on its Board of Directors.

  • Attorney Craig McClellan was named as one of the “Best Attorneys” by the Los Angeles Times.

  • Attorney Craig McClellan was named one of the “Best Lawyers” by San Diego Metro.

  • Attorney Craig McClellan was named one of the Top Lawyers in San Diego in Business Litigation by San Diego Magazine.

  • Attorney Craig McClellan has been selected to the list of Super Lawyers every year since 2007.

Trusted Recommendations

See More Reviews
  • We wouldn’t be here, in this moment of life without the kindness and professionalism of you all and how you went to bat for us! Eternally grateful! A.K.

  • Immediately after our interview we knew without question that no matter how steep the mountain, win or lose, we had found the right person—Craig McClellan, Esq.—[…] We felt a profound sense of ... G.P.

  • We will NEVER forget what you did for us Craig. We are FOREVER GRATEFUL. K.V.

  • I just wanted to thank you for your efforts on [Pam’s] behalf, your skills, and your heart. You are not just a lawyer in what you do, you are a master of your profession. And I hope you are passing ... Juror

  • I thank you for your kindness and generosity in giving selflessly without reserve. Additionally, please extend my thanks to your staff for their diligent work and encouragement throughout the trial. A.D.

  • We do not quite know how to verbalize or show how grateful we are to have had the distinct honor to have you represent us at truly the most critical time in our lives. S.C.

  • Having had the high privilege of presiding over a number of cases involving national counsel, I want you to know you’re one of the very best [...]. You and those with you were outstanding ambassadors ...

  • It was a real honor to preside over a case with you as counsel. In my mind you represent all that is good in our profession. Judge J.

  • Your appearance on the nation-wide broadcast of ‘60 Minutes’ was a public service in which all San Diego has reason to take great pride. To integrity—you have added public service and again elevated ... Juror

  • We could not be happier with the McCllelan Law Firm team! My husband and I were referred to Craig McCllelan by one of his peers. We had a very sensitive medical malpractice case that we were hesitant ... S.P.

Get Help Today All Consultations Are Free of Charge
  • Please enter your first name
  • Please enter your last name
  • This isn't a valid phone number
    Please enter your phone number
    You entered an invalid number
  • This isn't a valid email address
    Please enter your email address
  • Please select an option.
  • Please tell us about your case.