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Who will pay my damages if I’m hurt in an Illinois rideshare accident?

You called an Uber, Lyft, or other rideshare driver when you needed a ride. However, this ride didn’t end the way you expected. Before you reached your destination, you were involved in a car accident. You weren’t driving and you couldn’t have prevented the crash, but you have been injured.

You Shouldn’t Have to Pay for Your Injuries

If you take steps to protect your recovery after a rideshare accident, then you should not be the one left paying for your accident injuries and recovery. Instead, one or more of the following parties, or their insurance companies, may be responsible for paying your damages. The potentially liable parties include:

  • The rideshare driver. Rideshare drivers, unlike taxi cab drivers, are generally not employees. An Uber driver, for example, is an independent contractor. The Uber driver may have his own insurance coverage that could be applicable to your recovery.
  • The rideshare company. The rideshare company may have some liability and insurance coverage that could help with your recovery.
  • Another driver who caused the accident. Your accident may not have been caused by your rideshare driver or the rideshare company. Instead, it may have been caused by a different driver who is liable for your recovery.

These parties may try to place the blame on each other in order to avoid paying you. Additionally, if you fail to take any action then you may be left solely responsible for all of your damages even though you didn’t cause the accident.

Accordingly, it is important to learn more about how insurance companies work by ordering our FREE DVD, Secrets Insurance Companies Don’t Want You to Know, and it is important to contact our experienced car accident lawyers today to schedule your own free, no-obligation consultation so that you can be sure that your rights are protected after a rideshare accident in Illinois.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham