Experienced Uber and Lyft Accident Attorneys in Orem, Utah

At Swenson & Shelley Law, our Orem rideshare accident attorneys know that Uber and Lyft are increasingly popular transportation options for Utah residents from all walks of life.

The ease of scheduling a ride to a friend’s house, to dinner, to the airport, or an event from an app makes rideshares convenient for nearly everyone who uses them. Unfortunately, not all rideshare drivers — whether they work for Uber or Lyft — provide the safest experiences.

While passengers sit back and await getting dropped off at their destination, they never consider that the driver may be distracted or impaired. Unfortunately, the lack of oversight and supervision most rideshare drivers enjoy can also lead to them making reckless decisions before and while behind the wheel.

If you have been injured in a vehicle collision caused by a negligent Uber or Lyft driver or while riding as a passenger, contact our skilled Utah County rideshare accident attorneys during a free consultation to discuss who may be liable for your damages.

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Who Can Be Held Liable for Uber and Lyft Accidents in Utah?

In Utah, liability for rideshare accidents can vary depending on the circumstances of the accident. Our skilled Orem Uber and Lyft accident attorneys will assess each detail of your claim to ensure we are pursuing the proper party’s insurance coverage to maximize your financial recovery.

Determining whether the driver’s insurance policy or Uber or Lyft’s insurance policy may be pursued for your damages depends on whether the driver was actively working when the crash occurred.

If the crash occurs while the rideshare driver is actively engaged in a ride — meaning they have accepted a ride request and are transporting passengers — the rideshare company’s insurance coverage typically applies. Uber and Lyft provide significant insurance coverage for drivers during this period, including liability coverage up to $1 million for injuries and property damage caused by the driver’s negligence.

Other circumstances where Uber or Lyft’s insurance may be pursued after a crash with injuries include:

  • The Driver is Logged into the App

Rideshare companies provide insurance coverage even if the driver is logged into the app but hasn’t yet accepted a ride request. This coverage is usually more limited than when the driver is actively engaged in a ride.

  • The Driver is En Route to Pick Up a Passenger

Rideshare companies often provide insurance coverage when the driver is en route to pick up a passenger after accepting a ride request. This coverage typically applies when the driver accepts the ride request until they drop off the passenger at their destination.

Rideshare companies may be liable for accidents if they fail to screen or supervise their drivers properly. For example, if the company knew or should have known about a driver’s history of reckless driving but continued to allow them to operate, they could be liable for any accidents caused by that driver’s negligence.

In other cases, where the Lyft or Uber driver was not working during the crash but was speeding, distracted, or failing to follow traffic laws, directly causing the accident, their personal insurance coverage may be pursued for our client’s damages.

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.

If the accident was caused by the negligence of another motorist who ran a red light or rear-ended the rideshare vehicle, that driver may be liable, and their insurance coverage may be pursued for your damages.

If you have been injured as a passenger in an Uber or Lyft vehicle or hurt in a crash caused by a negligent Uber or Lyft driver, contact our experienced rideshare accident attorneys in Orem today to discuss the details of your claim during a free consultation.

Do I Need a Utah Rideshare Accident Attorney to Pursue Damages from Uber or Lyft?

While it is not strictly required to hire a Utah rideshare accident attorney to pursue damages from Uber or Lyft after a crash with injuries, it is highly advisable to do so, especially in complex cases.

Like other accident and injury claims, Uber or Lyft’s insurance provider will not simply take your word for who was liable for the crash — even if you were a passenger inside the rideshare vehicle. The difference is that these corporate giants have in-house legal counsel and insurance professionals who are paid to ensure their financial risk and exposure are minimized. This could mean getting less than you deserve for your accident and injury claim.

Our skilled Orem Uber and Lyft accident attorneys will thoroughly investigate the accident to gather evidence, determine liability, and build a strong case for maximum compensation before we begin negotiating with the corporation’s insurance company to ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries and damages.

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Contact Our Attorneys for Help Today

Call us today at (385)-626-7197 or contact us online to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation where you can learn immediately whether your claim is eligible to move forward with legal action.

We do not charge any fees upfront for our services. Instead, you pay us only if we secure payment for you. That makes getting legal help accessible and allows you to focus on your recovery. Contact us now to learn more.