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What Happens If You Are in an Accident While a Passenger in a Lyft or Uber?

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If you are in an accident while a passenger in an Uber or Lyft, the rideshare company’s insurance will cover you up to their set policy amounts. Both companies have similar limits. If you are a passenger in an Uber in New York State, you may be covered up to $1.25 million in damages from third-party liability. However, this number will be split among all injured parties, so it is possible that their policy may not cover you entirely. As a passenger in an Uber, you will also be able to recover up to an additional $50,000 in Personal Injury Protection.

If you still believe such payouts from insurance are unsatisfactory, there is still legal recourse. Who you may sue is dependent on who is at fault for the accident and your injuries. Both Uber and Lyft treat their drivers as independent contractors, and thus distance themselves from legal responsibility for crashes. Because of the complicated nature of this process, and because there are so many different parties you must deal with, it is advisable that you seek legal counsel. For further help navigating this minefield, contact us at KI PI.



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