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Uber and Lyft Injuries: Who Pays?

Uber and Lyft are everywhere. Most major US cities have drivers for at least one of these two ride-sharing companies. Uber operates in cities from Abilene to Zacatecas – including Milwaukee.

Uber and Lyft Injuries.. Who Pays?

One of the most common concerns that riders have is who pays for their injuries if they’re hurt by or while riding in an Uber or Lyft.

As Uber celebrates one million drivers worldwide and Lyft hits 60 US cities, some still have concerns about using services like Uber or Lyft. One of the most common concerns that riders have is who pays for their injuries if they’re hurt by or while riding in an Uber or Lyft.

Over the holiday weekend, Sean Conley, 32, died at the hospital after the Lyft he was riding in was hit by another car causing a crash on the north side of Milwaukee. According to Conley’s brother, he was taking a Lyft home when another driver hit his Lyft.

For both Uber and Lyft, their drivers carry third party liability coverage of “at least $1 million of total liability coverage.”[1] What does this mean? If you are injured because your car was hit by an on-duty Uber or Lyft driver or you are injured in an Uber or Lyft as a rider—whether the injury is the driver’s fault or the fault of another party—your injuries are covered by the company’s insurance.

With the growing number of ride-sharing cars on the road more and more people are becoming passengers. As a passenger in someone else’s car, your own car insurance might not cover your injuries if an under- or un-insured driver hits you. It is more important than ever to understand your rights as a Lyft or Uber rider.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a Lyft or Uber, contact a skilled, dedicated, and proven personal injury attorney to discuss your options as a victim of a crash.

[1] https://www.uber.com/drive/insurance/, https://help.lyft.com/hc/en-us/articles/115013080548-Insurance-Policy#duringride

 

Crash Debris Piling Up on Milwaukee’s South Side

As winter rears its ugly head in Southeastern Wisconsin, road conditions are likely to remain hazardous, but not for the reasons you think.

Over the past few weeks, the City of Milwaukee has seen a number of traffic accidents, likely as the result snowy and icy conditions. But even without snow or icy, the roads in some parts of the city continue to be hazardous. These crashes are leaving behind debris: broken glass, bolts, and even bumpers. On Milwaukee’s south side, these hazards are being left behind after the cars themselves have been removed. Residents of the area are reporting that they are having to clean up the broken car parts themselves to keep the streets clear.

You can contact the City of Milwaukee at (414) 286-CITY (2489) to report any road debris, but, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, neither the State nor the County is liable for damage to your vehicle caused by road debris. So be careful driving and be sure to report any hazardous road conditions to the city. While the State may not by liable, it is possible that road debris is the result of someone else’s negligence possibly making them liable.

If you think you have been injured as the result of road debris see a doctor, and, as always, please call Groth Law Firm, S.C. at 877-375-7001 with any questions.  We are available 24/7 to discuss your options as the victim of someone else’s negligent actions. Our initial consultations are always free.

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only.  It is not legal advice and should not be used as legal advice.  The legal statutes, laws, and procedures contained in this article may not be current and may have been revised since the time of publication or contain errors. An attorney can provide legal guidance only after reviewing the details of your individual case.