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What to do when struck by a commercial truck in a rideshare

On Behalf of | Jun 11, 2020 | car accidents |

The more people that are involved in a car accident, the more complicated it can be to get crucial compensation to recover properly. If an accident is between two drivers occurs, usually only the two insurance companies are needed. If one of the drivers was working at the time of the accident, you may need to include their employer and their insurance for compensation.

But what happens if you are the passenger in a rideshare car like a Lyft or Uber and a commercial truck hits your car?

How to untangle the mess

There is something of a chain of command when it comes to you determining who you can pursue compensation from. The best first step you can take is identifying who the at-fault driver is. If the at-fault driver is the commercial truck, then either that driver or their company will be liable for your damages.

If the fault falls onto the rideshare driver, then either their insurance or the rideshare’s insurance will be responsible. Thankfully, companies like Uber have a third-party insurance policy of up to $1,000,000. This means that even if the rideshare driver’s insurance is not able to cover your costs, their employer should be able to cover the costs.

While it may seem obvious who is responsible for your accident right away, there is no telling how things may change down the road. You can take action to defend your future by getting an attorney who can help you fight for your recovery.

You can get reliable guidance

One of the most important things you can do after an accident is to get an attorney. Their experience can be your best advantage in seeking compensation. Now is the best time to seek a lawyer if you have suffered any kind of motor vehicle accident, so do not wait another today to seek help.


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