SAN DIEGO, Dec. 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Injury Law Group, a San Diego Personal Injury Law Firm, has reported that it is officially carving out a specialty niche in response to the proliferation of ride sharing applications such as Uber and Lyft. With the dramatic increase in the public’s use of ride sharing program there has been an increase in car accidents involving Uber and Lyft drivers and passengers, creating a need for a niche in this specialty practice area.
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Ride sharing is now a multi-billion dollar business and it is becoming more and more popular every day. The sheer rise in numbers of users of ride sharing applications, particularly Uber and Lyft, has let to a large increase in car accidents where drivers and passengers of Uber or Lyft vehicles are injured as the result of another driver’s carelessness.
Accidents involving Uber or Lyft vehicles are handled quite differently from ordinary car accidents. Ride sharing applications provide different levels of coverage depending upon whether the ride sharing application is on or off, whether the Uber or Lyft driver is in route to pick up a customer, or whether the customer is already in the ride share vehicle. Different coverages apply at different stages, and different insurance companies may be involved. Also, the Uber or Lyft driver may have commercial insurance covering the ride, or they may have a personal automobile policy that does not cover the ride. If the ride share application is off, the Uber or Lyft driver may have issues as far coverage under California’s Proposition 213 which prevents a driver from obtaining compensation for pain and suffering if they were not insured. These all pose special issues that truly make ride sharing auto accidents a specialty niche.
By carving out a specialty niche for accidents involving Uber and Lyft drivers and passengers, each ride sharing niche a San Diego Accident Lawyer at the firm is able to specialize and remain an expert at handling these unique types of cases. The firm administrator explains, “it was both a perceived necessity and a perceived opportunity for use to better serve our local community.” The firm aims to be the foremost experts in ride sharing accidents in San Diego County.
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