Rideshare services like Uber or Lyft involve special considerations that are not typically factored into regular auto accidents. Driver and passenger safety are especially important in light of this new wave of public transportation. Liability can extend from the responsible driver to the rideshare service that contracts the driver.
In these cases, the electronic trip data as well as the applicable policy terms may be determinative factors in what coverages are available to the injured party. This is in addition to any available coverage under the responsible driver’s personal auto insurance.