Can I File a Legal Claim After an Uber or Lyft Accident?

Many people rely on Uber and Lyft to get around. Because of this, it is important to understand your rights in the event you are injured. Continue reading and give us a call today to speak with our skilled Houston ridesharing accidents lawyer. We are on your side.

What is Uber’s liability coverage?

The ridesharing services Uber and Lyft share a liability coverage system. Essentially, depending on the events of an accident Uber may provide injured parties with a clear amount of financial compensation. Uber/Lyft’s liability coverage includes the following:

  • Period 0: Period 0 refers to when an Uber driver isn’t logged into the app yet and causes an accident. Because the driver was not logged in or using the app, Uber will not supply liability coverage. This indicates that injured parties will have to file a claim against the driver’s regular insurance company.
  • Period 1: Period 1 occurs when an Uber driver is logged into the rideshare app but hasn’t accepted a ride yet and causes an accident. Under this circumstance, Uber provides liability coverage for up to $50,000 per person injured in the accident, $100,000 total injury liability per accident, and $25,000 in property damage liability.
  • Period 2: Period 2 is when an Uber driver causes an accident after accepting a ride and is on the way to pick up a passenger. When this occurs, Uber will provide the injured party with up to $1 million in liability coverage.
  • Period 3: If an Uber driver picks up a passenger and causes an accident with a passenger in the car, Uber will supply $1 million in liability coverage, limited coverage for damage to the driver’s car, and uninsured motorists’ coverage.

How can I establish liability?

In order to have a successful personal injury claim, you will have to demonstrate fault, indicating you must establish that you were injured as a direct result of another person’s negligence. You will have to offer evidence, including pictures of the accident, witness testimony, or relevant medical documents that prove your injury was a result of another’s carelessness. You can count on a lawyer right here at The Gonzalez Law Group to fight for you and your healing.

Why should I retain the services of a Texas personal injury attorney?

Recognize that winning a personal injury claim is not always easy. However, with dedicated legal support, you drastically increase the likelihood of obtaining the compensation you need to heal and move forward. Reach out to our firm today to begin. We look forward to hearing from you.


If you require legal representation for personal injury matters, look no further than The Gonzalez Law Group. Schedule your initial consultation with our team to learn more about our services and how we can assist you. Contact us today.