Available Coverage Available for Rideshare Drivers and Their Passengers
When you spend as much time on the road as an Uber or Lyft driver, it’s not surprising that accidents sometimes happen. Current New Jersey law protects the Uber and Lyft drivers as well as their passengers. A transportation network company driver who is in the course of a ride must be provided with insurance for medical payments benefits of $10,000. With the skyrocketing cost of medical care, that really isn’t all that much protection. Luckily for Uber and Lyft drivers, they may avail themselves of the same level of uninsured motorist (UM) and underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage as their passengers. New Jersey law requires rideshare companies to maintain underinsured (UIM) and uninsured (UM) motorist coverage in the amount of $1.5 Million. Once the limited amount of medical benefits are exhausted, an Uber or Lyft driver will be able to tap into these funds to pay for economic losses such as outstanding medical bills and lost wages.
It isn’t easy being a Lyft or Uber driver. But in the unfortunate event that a rideshare driver is injured in an accident, he or she has access to substantial insurance coverage to compensate for any damages that were sustained, whether they be medical expenses, lost wages or pain and suffering.
Contact a Perth Amboy Personal Injury Lawyer to Discuss Your Uber or Lyft Accident Case in New Jersey
The skilled, experienced attorneys at CourtLaw represent Uber and Lyft drivers who have been injured in accidents in Perth Amboy, Jersey City, New Brunswick, Roselle, East Orange, and all throughout New Jersey. Call 732-442-5900 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation about your case. We have an office conveniently located at 163 Market Street, Perth Amboy, New Jersey 08861 as well as offices in Jersey City, New Brunswick, Roselle, and East Orange.
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