By now, many people in the Las Vegas area have probably had the opportunity to use Uber or Lyft at least once. When using Uber, a driver, who may be just an average citizen with a car and some spare time, picks up and drops off passengers in his or her personal vehicle.
Let's say you're driving along a Las Vegas street, and begin making a left turn at an intersection with a green light. Suddenly, a truck comes barreling down the street and hits your car, broadside. Your car is totaled, and you are likely to be seriously injured. Unfortunately, after paying medical bills and going through rehabilitation, while missing months of work, you find out that the truck driver who hit you is broke. Are you completely out of luck in terms of recouping any compensation?
Many trucks and busses that pass through Las Vegas are either coming from or on their way to another part of the country. As such, the drivers and the companies that own these vehicles are likely subject to federal rules and regulations governing how they operate their business.
Q: An Uber driver crashed into my vehicle. Does the driver's personal liability policy apply or does Uber's?
Ride services such as Lyft or Uber offer new transportation options for tourists and other passengers in Nevada. However, commercial vehicle accidents involving ride-sharing services pose additional legal obstacles for passengers and others seeking compensation for injuries and other losses.