Liability After an Uber or Lyft Accident
You may be eligible for financial compensation if you were injured in an Uber or Lyft accident in Massachusetts. The party responsible for providing said compensation can depend on several factors.
First, understand that Massachusetts is a no-fault car accident state. This means your own insurance may be responsible for compensating you if you were involved in an accident with an Uber or Lyft while driving your own vehicle. However, if your own insurance doesn’t provide the full amount of compensation you need, you may be able to file a third-party lawsuit or claim.
The target of your claim may be the insurance of the driver who caused your accident if they were not technically using the Uber or Lyft app when the accident occurred. The insurance of one of these companies may be the target of your claim if the driver was signed into the app and had accepted a passenger or was actively driving a passenger at the time of the accident.
The insurance of Uber or Lyft may also apply if you were injured as a passenger while using one of these services. That said, there’s also a possibility that another negligent party (such as another motorist) caused your accident. They may thus be the ones whose insurance should provide you with compensation.
A Boston Uber and Lyft Accident Attorney Can Help
One of the wisest steps to take after an Uber or Lyft accident is to review your case with an attorney. A lawyer familiar with the relevant laws can explain what your options may be in these circumstances. If you hire an attorney, they may also help by gathering evidence of negligence, calculating how much money you may deserve, and allowing you to prioritize your recovery instead of chasing compensation on your own.
At Swartz & Swartz, P.C., our Boston Uber and Lyft accident lawyers are prepared to review your case at no charge to you. We’ll also offer the aggressive representation you deserve if you decide to work with us. For more information about how we may help, contact us online or call us at (617) 742-1900 and schedule your free consultation today.