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Sacramento Uber and Lyft Accident Lawyer

If you were involved in an auto accident with a negligent rideshare driver or you were a passenger in a rideshare vehicle that was involved in an auto accident, a Sacramento Uber and Lyft accident lawyer at Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers can help you recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. 

Rideshare accidents can be complex and it can be difficult to know whether the rideshare company or the rideshare driver should be held financially responsible for your damages. Our Uber and Lyft accident attorneys will investigate your accident to identify the liable party and help you pursue the compensation you deserve for an accident that was not your fault.

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How Can a Sacramento Uber and Lyft Accident Attorney Help?

If you were involved in a rideshare accident, you may not know how to file a claim and whether the rideshare company or rideshare driver should be held financially responsible for your accident-related damages. 

At Child & Jackson, our Uber and Lyft accident lawyers will investigate your accident to determine liability and help you pursue compensation. We handle rideshare claims that involve:

  • Rideshare passengers involved in an auto accident caused by another motorist
  • Drivers who were involved in auto accidents caused by a negligent rideshare driver
  • Rideshare drivers who were involved in a collision caused by a negligent motorist

During this difficult time, our legal team can help by:

  • Investigating the accident
  • Gathering evidence
  • Consulting with experts
  • Assessing damages
  • Filing paperwork
  • Handling all interactions with the insurance company
  • Negotiating with the insurance company
  • Filing a lawsuit
  • Representing you in court

We will work tirelessly to build a strong case that will support your claim and help you recover the compensation you deserve for an accident that was caused by a negligent driver.

What Are the Different Rideshare Driving Phases and Why Do They Matter?

Uber and Lyft driving phases include:


In this phase, drivers are not actively seeking passengers and are considered offline. They may be resting, running personal errands, or not currently working.


When drivers are ready to accept ride requests, they switch to an available/online status. They can receive ride requests from passengers through the Uber or Lyft app while in this phase.

En Route to Pickup

Once a driver accepts a ride request, they enter the en route to pick up phase. During this time, they navigate to the passenger’s location to pick them up.

Driving with Passenger

Upon arriving at the pickup location, the driver enters the driving with passenger phase. They transport the passenger to their destination as requested.


After dropping off the passenger, the driver may choose to go offline or become unavailable for ride requests. This phase allows drivers to take breaks, refuel, or attend to personal matters.

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Uber and Lyft Insurance Policy Limits

Uber and Lyft provide insurance coverage with varying limits for auto accident victims, depending on the driver’s status within the app at the time of the accident.
Insurance policy limits offered by Uber and Lyft include: 

When the driver is not logged into the app or is offline, their personal auto insurance policy applies. In this case, the coverage limits would be determined by the driver’s personal insurance policy.

No Ride Request

If the driver is logged into the app but has not yet accepted a ride request, Uber and Lyft provide limited liability coverage. 

The coverage typically includes:

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

En Route to Pick Up a Passenger or with a Passenger

Once the driver accepts a ride request and is en route to pick up a passenger or has a passenger in the vehicle, Uber and Lyft offer expanded coverage, including:

Third-Party Liability Coverage

$1 million in liability coverage for bodily injury and property damage per accident.
Uninsured/Underinsured motorist coverage
$1 million in coverage for bodily injury per accident if the at-fault driver is uninsured or underinsured.

Contingent Comprehensive and Collision Coverage

This coverage applies if the driver has their own collision coverage on their personal auto insurance policy. Uber and Lyft provide contingent coverage for physical damage to the driver’s vehicle, subject to a $1,000 deductible.

Contingent Liability Coverage

Uber provides contingent liability coverage for bodily injury and property damage to third parties in certain states where required by law.

What Damages Am I Entitled to After a Rideshare Accident?

After a Lyft or Uber accident, you may be entitled to the following types of economic and non-economic damages:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Past and future medical costs
  • Property damage
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Permanent disability
  • Scarring and disfigurement

What is the California Statute of Limitations for Rideshare Accidents?

In California, you will have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit against the negligent party. If you miss this important deadline your case will be dismissed and you will be unable to recover any compensation for your accident-related losses. When you work with an Uber and Lyft accident lawyer at Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers, you can feel confident that every aspect of your case will be handled, including filing a lawsuit within the statute of limitations.

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