Lyft and Uber Waive UM/UIM Coverage
Lyft and Uber have recently waived Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist (UM/UIM) coverage on behalf of their drivers. If you were injured in an Uber or Lyft accident in Pennsylvania and were not fully compensated due to waiver of Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist (UM/UIM) coverage, speak with a Lyft accident lawyer today by calling 215-666-0402 or through our online contact form.
Theres no question that Lyft and Uber have become part of our every day lives. Rideshare companies have revolutionized the way we travel and have become a modern convenience that few of us would ever want to live without. However, these rideshare companies have recently put drivers and passengers at risk by cutting insurance which is intended to protect Pennsylvania residents.
By way of history, in 2016, Governor Tom Wolf signed a bill that permitted ride-share companies to operate legally in Pennsylvania. When this bill was enacted, it required rideshare companies to provide enhanced levels of insurance. The intent was to ensure that drivers would be kept “safe and secure”.
Lyft and Uber each initially provided drivers with $1,000,000 of liability and Uninsured / Underinsured Motorist (UM/UIM) protection while they were logged in and transporting passengers. However, Lyft and Uber have recently dropped uninsured and underinsured motorist insurance that is intended to protect drivers and passengers alike.
First, in March 2020, a representative a Lyft, without prior warning, waived uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage on behalf of its drivers. Following suit, in 2022 Uber has also waived Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist (UM/UIM) protections.
As a result, rideshare drivers and passengers, who have been seriously injured in an accident through no fault of their own, have been left empty handed or unable to receive full compensation for their injuries.
A Lyft Accident Attorney may be able to Help!
The Wieand Law Firm LLC is investigating claims were Lyft and Uber accident injury victims have been denied UM/UIM coverage. If you were seriously injury in a Uber / Lyft accident caused by an uninsured or underinsured driver – call us today! We may be able to help even if your attorney has previously settled your case with the negligent driver’s insurance company.
Disclaimer: This information is provided for informational purposes only. It is not intended as legal advice, and should not be taken in substitute of legal advice from an attorney. This article provides information about Lyft/Uber Pennsylvania insurance coverages and is applicable to motor vehicle accidents occurring in Pennsylvania. Different states may have different laws governing insurance requirements and Lyft/Uber may provide different insurance coverages in other states. Lyft/Uber insurance coverage provisions and applicable laws may change over time. This article may not be updated and/or constitute the most up-to date information.