Rideshare Accidents

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OKC Rideshare Accident Lawyers

Helping Injured Uber & Lyft Riders Seek Justice & Compensation

Rideshare companies like Uber, Lyft, and others have revolutionized the way that people get around. These apps allow people to request a ride with the touch of a button, and they have become so popular that millions of people have these apps downloaded and use them regularly.

Unfortunately, rideshare drivers are not always as safe as they should be. They are not required to undergo the same background checks as taxi drivers, and they are not always subject to the same safety training and requirements. As a result, rideshare drivers have caused a number of accidents and even fatalities. In some cases, these rideshare drivers are at fault for the crashes that they cause.

At Fulmer Sill, we know how to investigate these accidents and how to hold rideshare drivers accountable for the harm that they cause. Our Oklahoma City rideshare accident attorneys are prepared to take on these companies and their insurance companies and make them pay for the damages that they have caused.


If you have been injured in an accident involving an Uber or Lyft driver, contact our OKC rideshare accident attorneys at Fulmer Sill at (405) 433-7414 to learn more about your legal options.


Rideshare Law in Oklahoma City

In Oklahoma City, ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft are regulated by both state and local authorities. The state of Oklahoma passed a law in 2017 that created a framework for regulating transportation network companies (TNCs) or ridesharing services. The law, known as House Bill 1614, established requirements for insurance, background checks, and licensing of drivers.

Rideshare drivers must meet certain criteria, including being at least 21 years old, possessing a valid driver's license, and passing a background check. The background check typically includes a review of driving records, criminal records, and sex offender registries.

Rideshare vehicles must meet specific standards set by the ridesharing companies and may be subject to periodic inspections. These requirements usually include factors such as vehicle age, condition, and insurance coverage.

How Injured Passengers are Compensated in an Uber or Lyft Accident

Rideshare drivers are required to maintain auto insurance that meets the minimum coverage limits set by the state. The insurance coverage must also include specific provisions for rideshare activities, including the period when the driver is available but hasn't accepted a ride request, the period when the driver is en route to pick up a passenger, and the period when the passenger is in the vehicle.

There are three distinct periods that determine insurance coverage while driving:

  • When the app is off - The rideshare driver's personal auto insurance coverage is applicable.
  • When the app is on and drivers can receive ride requests - When the Lyft app is active and drivers are able to accept ride requests, Lyft provides third-party liability insurance coverage for eligible accidents if your personal insurance is not applicable. The coverage amounts are as follows:
    • $50,000 per person for bodily injury
    • $100,000 per accident for bodily injury
    • $25,000 per accident for property damage
  • When the app is on and drivers are en route to pick up passengers or transport them to their destination - When the Lyft app is active and drivers are en route to pick up passengers or during rides, Lyft maintains the following insurance coverage for eligible accidents:
    • At least $1,000,000 for third-party auto liability
    • First-party coverages, such as uninsured motorist coverage, underinsured motorist coverage, PIP, MedPay, and/or Occupational Accident coverage

Injured in a Rideshare Accident? Call Our Attorneys Today

Rideshare companies are not liable for the accidents that their drivers cause. However, the rideshare company will be responsible for a portion of the accident claim if the rideshare passenger has purchased rideshare coverage. It is important to have an experienced rideshare accident attorney on your side.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a rideshare accident, our attorneys are ready to help. We know how to investigate Uber and Lyft accidents and how to hold rideshare companies accountable. Our Oklahoma City rideshare accident lawyers are ready to fight for you.


Call (405) 433-7414 or contact us online today for a free consultation.



 

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