Motor Vehicle Collision Claim Procedures For California Uber • Lyft • Taxi • Rideshare Accident Victims
When you are injured as a passenger of a taxi or Transportation Network Company (T.N.C.), such as Uber or Lyft, you deserve fast and fair compensation. As a passenger of one of these for-profit transportation companies, you need accountability and transparency during the claims process. Unfortunately, that is easier said than done. Commercial insurance carriers are not in the business of paying out money and they do not want to set precedent that they pay out large sums to accident claimants. This is why you need to hire a reputable law firm with experience in representing clients who have been injured in accidents related to commercial transportation services.
The involvement of another corporate entity in a commercial transportation accident case causes the accident claims process to be more complex than in the case of a typical auto accident. Since these transportation companies are providing commercial services to the consumer public, their insurance requirements are different than standard personal auto policies. To be able to effectively submit, manage and recover under such commercial insurance policies requires the experience and confidence of an aggressive personal injury law firm. However, to recover maximum compensation under such insurance policies requires even more – it requires an exceptional law firm dedicated to consumer justice, which is where Venerable Injury Law comes in. We have obtained maximum policy settlements for clients on numerous commercial transportation cases involving taxi companies and Transportation Network Companies, and we will do the same for you. We know how to properly set up, manage and document cases so that the insurance companies understand the full effect of resulting injuries on your life and well-being.
No insurance company, including those covering Uber and Lyft, will process a claim for you automatically after an accident. You have to file and manage your own claims, unless you have legal representation, and such claims are complex because the applicable insurance company as well as the relevant rideshare company will each have their own claims procedures, as set forth in more detail below.
Uber and Lyft (the two most popular Transportation Network Companies), have developed their own internal claims procedures due to AB 2293, which went into effect on July 1, 2015. Under AB 2293, Uber, Lyft and other commerical ridesharing companies have State mandated requirements to provide insurance to their rideshare driver partners during a trip request/fare. At Venerable Injury Law, we have handled claims involving Uber and Lyft passengers and drivers, and we are intricately familiar with their insurance requirements and claims processes. We know how the interplay of the third party driver’s insurance company and your own insurance company have to be strategically maneuvered in order to maximize your personal injury case.
At Venerable Injury Law, we utilize decades of experience and leverage the knowledge of our accident reconstruction and accident safety experts while thoroughly investigating all cases for hidden insurance coverage other firms might not find. This makes us a leading resource in the growing field of rideshare accident claims since our clients will need all available resources after having been injured as paying passengers.