Rideshare Accident Attorneys
Columbia, SC Accident Attorneys for Uber and Lyft Drivers
Have you been injured in an accident while driving for a ridesharing company? As an independent contractor, you are not covered by the same workers' compensation and unemployment benefits that traditional employees receive. This leaves you with a lot of questions and concerns when you are injured and unable to work.
At the Masella Law Firm, P.A., we understand the unique challenges facing rideshare drivers and the questions and concerns you may have after an accident. Our team is dedicated to helping injured rideshare drivers obtain the compensation they need to recover from their injuries and get back on the road.
How Does Rideshare Insurance Work?
While rideshare drivers are not covered by traditional workers' compensation, they do receive some insurance protection. This protection often does not cover certain injuries, however, including those that are considered permanent disabilities.
Rideshare companies provide drivers with a certain amount of insurance protection. Uber, for example, provides drivers with $1 million in liability coverage. This means that if you are injured in an accident while driving for Uber, the company will pay up to $1 million to cover your medical bills and other costs related to your injuries.
However, this coverage is limited to situations where the rideshare driver is at fault for the accident. The driver's own insurance policy may provide additional protection if they are found to be at fault, but this protection is often limited. If the driver is found to be at fault, their insurance may pay up to the policy's limits, but the rideshare company's insurance will not cover any additional costs.
If the driver is not found to be at fault, the rideshare company's insurance will cover the driver's expenses related to the accident. However, the driver's personal insurance policy will likely not cover any of their costs, as the accident would be considered a collision and most personal policies do not cover collisions involving commercial vehicles.
If you are injured while driving for a rideshare company, it is important to understand whether the company or your personal insurance policy will cover your medical expenses. You may need to file a claim with your personal insurance policy first, and then seek reimbursement from the rideshare company.
How Can an Attorney Help with Rideshare Accidents?
Many rideshare drivers do not realize that they are not fully covered by the rideshare company's insurance policy. This can leave drivers with many questions and concerns after an accident, especially if their injuries prevent them from working. An experienced attorney can help you understand your rights and options, and help you obtain the compensation you need to recover from your injuries.
At the Masella Law Firm, P.A., we are dedicated to helping injured drivers obtain the compensation they need. We understand the unique challenges facing rideshare drivers and the questions and concerns they may have after an accident. We will work with you one-on-one to help you understand your rights and options and to obtain the compensation you need to recover from your injuries.
Contact Our Rideshare Accident Attorneys Today
If you have been injured while driving for a rideshare company, do not hesitate to contact our firm. We are dedicated to helping injured drivers obtain the compensation they need. We understand the unique challenges facing rideshare drivers and the questions and concerns they may have after an accident. We will work with you one-on-one to help you understand your rights and options and to obtain the compensation you need to recover from your injuries.
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