This week, the San Francisco Chronicle, Forbes, and Washington Post all reported on the confusion over insurance coverage over accidents involving popular app-based services such as UberX,Lyft and Sidecar. Insurance coverage has been a major issue for the ride sharing companies following a high profile accident in San Francisco where a small child was fatally injured by an Uberdriver. Similarly this month, a Lyft passenger was fatally injured outside of Sacramento, CA.
High profile accidents in San Francisco and Sacraments have brought insurance coverage for accident victims to the forefront
Questions have arisen as to what extent a car accident is covered by the driver’s policy v. the ride-sharing service? Does a driver or ride-sharing service cover accidents when en route to a pickup? Will a passenger be covered for accidents where the ride-sharing driver is at fault?
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