Pennsylvania Uber Accidents Lawyer
On November 4, 2016, Governor Tom Wolf signed Senate Bill 984, effectively legalizing ridesharing across Pennsylvania. While the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) includes CommuteInfo, Commuter Services of Pennsylvania, Share-A-Ride, and CATACOMMUTE in its examples of ridesharing programs, many Pennsylvanians are more familiar with such popular transportation network companies (TNCs) as Uber and Lyft.
Senate Bill 984 created several insurance requirements for TNCs and ridesharing vehicles. When a person is involved in a crash caused by a negligent Uber or Lyft driver, it can be extremely confusing for the victim to figure out how to file a claim relating to his or her injuries.
Did you sustain severe injuries or was your loved one killed in an accident caused by an Uber, Lyft, or other ridesharing driver? You will want to retain legal counsel as soon as possible.
Need an Injury Lawyer Pennsylvania represents clients in Northampton, Reading, Lebanon, Allentown, Scranton, Northampton, Hazleton, Philadelphia, Bethlehem, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, Altoona, York, Wilkes-Barre, Erie, Chester, Williamsport, Lancaster, Easton, and many other nearby areas of the Keystone State.
Pennsylvania Ridesharing Laws
Title 66, Chapter 26 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes established laws relating to TNCs. The required insurance for TNC drivers can vary depending on the situation.
When an Uber or Lyft driver is logged into a TNC network, the driver or the TNC on the driver’s behalf are required to maintain an automobile insurance policy with the following liability limits:
- 50,000 for death and injury per person;
- $100,000 death and injury per incident and
- $25,000 for property damage.
If a driver is engaged in a prearranged ride with a passenger, then state requires the insurance to provide a minimum of $500,000 coverage for death, bodily injury, and property damage claims. Senate Bill 984 also created a statute that prohibits TNCs or their drivers from having passengers sign liability waivers.
When an Uber or Lyft driver is not logged into a TNC network, then any accident that driver is involved in would be covered by the driver’s own personal insurance policy. In such cases, most drivers do not have satisfactory limits to pay the necessary damages.
TNCs such as Uber and Lyft will often try to avoid liability for these accidents. Need an Injury Lawyer Pennsylvania is familiar with the issues that can arise in ridesharing accident cases and works to help victims obtain all of the compensation they are entitled to.
Find an Uber Accident Attorney in Pennsylvania
If you suffered serious injuries or your loved one was killed in a crash caused by a ridesharing vehicle driver’s negligence, it is in your best interest to immediately seek legal representation. Need an Injury Lawyer Pennsylvania represents clients in communities all over Lancaster County, Philadelphia County, Chester County, Montgomery County, York County, Allegheny County, Berks County, Delaware County, and Bucks County.
Our firm is available 24/7 to schedule a free consultation so you can have our experienced personal injury attorneys review your case and answer all of your legal questions.