Indianapolis Rideshare Accident Attorney

Uber, Lyft, and other ridesharing vehicles make it more convenient and economical for people to get around Indianapolis. However, with the popularity of ridesharing, the number of accidents involving these vehicles is on the increase. If you have been injured in a rideshare accident, it is in your best interest to speak with an experienced Indianapolis rideshare accident attorney. Contact Fountain Law Firm, P.C. today to learn about your options under the law.

Why Choose Fountain Law Firm, P.C.?

  • Our lead attorney, Merry Fountain, has personal experience as an automobile accident victim. You can rely on her for dedicated advocacy in your rideshare accident claim.
  • We handle all our cases on a contingency fee basis. You don’t pay us anything until we recover compensation for you.
  • We have a comprehensive understanding of how to handle complex rideshare accident cases and can develop a legal strategy to fight for the compensation you deserve.

If you were involved in a rideshare accident, contact an Indianapolis personal injury lawyer for a free consultation.

What Is Different about Ridesharing Accidents?

Uber and Lyft accident cases are relatively new, and the issue of liability can be complicated, depending on the particular circumstances surrounding the accident. Although Uber and Lyft have insurance policies with million-dollar limits for liability and uninsured motorist coverage, this coverage only applies in certain situations.

How Does Auto Insurance Work for Uber and Lyft Drivers?

Uber and Lyft drivers are required by their companies to have personal car insurance that meets or exceeds state-required minimums. However, these personal policies will not apply when a rideshare driver is driving for the company. Uber and Lyft provide insurance protection, with higher policy limits than personal auto policies, for accidents that occur when the driver has accepted a trip and is traveling to pick up a fare, and when the driver is transporting a customer. Company insurance coverage does not apply when the driver is not logged into the Uber or Lyft app – the driver’s personal policy is in effect at these times.

Who Is Covered by the Company’s Insurance Policy?

You may be eligible for compensation under Uber or Lyft insurance policies if you were:

  • A passenger or driver injured in an accident for which an Uber or Lyft driver was at fault
  • A passenger of an Uber or Lyft vehicle injured in a crash, regardless of who was at fault
  • An Uber or Lyft driver injured in a collision for which another driver was at fault

What Kind of Coverage Do Uber and Lyft Policies Provide?

If an accident occurs while the driver is available or waiting for a ride request, Uber and Lyft insurance covers third-party liability in the following amounts:

  • $50,000 bodily injury per person
  • $100,000 bodily injury per accident
  • $25,000 property damage per accident

However, If a wreck occurs while the driver is en route to pick up a rider or during a trip, company insurance provides $1 million in third-party liability per accident.

Why You Need an Attorney

Legal issues can prove to be more complex in rideshare accident cases. Insurance companies are motivated by profit and do not have your best interests in mind. Your best course of action after a serious rideshare accident is to get an experienced Indianapolis rideshare accident lawyer by your side.

Get In Touch with Our Firm

At Fountain Law Firm, P.C., we have the knowledge, skills, and resources to effectively pursue the maximum compensation available in auto accident cases. Contact an experienced Indianapolis injury lawyer as soon as possible if you have been injured in a rideshare accident.