It only takes the press of a button on your smartphone to order an Uber, Lyft, or another ridesharing service, but before you grab that next ride, take a few minutes to educate yourself in case an accident occurs.
Ridesharing is a rapidly growing industry. Uber reports that they have 91 million monthly active platform consumers, 3.9 million drivers, and 14 million trips completed each day. Lyft is not far behind in their numbers. While these services were designed to offer
customers a safe and reliable method of transportation, with so many ridesharing drivers and passengers on the road, accidents are bound to happen.
According to TechCrunch, Uber’s recent safety report shows a low fatal accident rate compared to the national average, but it still doesn’t provide an accurate accounting of accidents. As a passenger of an Uber, Lyft, or any rideshare service, what happens after an accident and who is responsible if you are injured are crucial points to consider. Our blog discussing “What to do if you are in an accident with a Lyft or Uber” is a great resource and will provide more answers to common rideshare insurance coverage questions.