Rideshare services have become a staple in our daily lives, offering a convenient alternative to public transportation or even owning a car. But what happens when you're involved in an accident involving an Uber or Lyft? 

Navigating the aftermath of a rideshare accident can be daunting, especially when it comes to understanding the legal implications. From determining liability to potentially suing the rideshare company, there's a lot to unpack. But you're not alone in this journey. At Shep Law Group, we're here to shed light on these complexities and guide you every step of the way. It's a difficult situation, but we're here to help you understand the ins and outs of it all. 

As your trusted legal partner, we're committed to providing you with the legal advice and representation you need during this challenging time. We've helped countless individuals across Boise, Meridian, Ada County, Canyon County, and beyond, who've been injured in car accidents. Our role is to help you complete the process of filing a lawsuit, gather necessary evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and fight for the fair compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses. With us by your side, you're never alone in the pursuit of justice. 

Liability for a Rideshare Accident

When the rideshare driver is at fault, things can get a bit complicated. Their personal auto insurance might not cover the damages, especially if they were logged into the rideshare app and working at the time of the accident. However, don't worry. Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft offer additional insurance policies for their drivers. In Idaho, these companies must provide liability coverage of at least $50,000 for each person injured in an accident, $100,000 per accident, and $25,000 for property damage. It's their responsibility, and they're required to step in when their drivers are at fault.

On the other hand, if the other driver is at fault, their insurance should cover the damages. But what if the at-fault driver is uninsured or underinsured? That's where the rideshare company's uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage comes in. This coverage can provide compensation for injuries and damages when the responsible party doesn't have sufficient insurance. It's a safety net that ensures you're not left out in the cold due to someone else's negligence.



When a Rideshare Driver Hits Your Car

If you're driving your own vehicle and a rideshare driver hits you, their insurance should cover the damages. Rideshare companies typically have commercial auto insurance policies that provide coverage for accidents caused by their drivers. It's crucial to gather evidence at the scene, like photos and witness statements, and report the accident to both your insurance company and the rideshare company. It can be a stressful situation, but remember, you're not alone. 

Suing the Rideshare Company

Sometimes, it may be necessary to sue the rideshare company to seek compensation for your injuries and damages. This can be an involved process, as rideshare companies often argue that their drivers are independent contractors rather than employees. However, if it can be proven that the company was negligent in hiring or supervising the driver, they may be held liable for the accident. It's a tough fight, but it's one worth fighting if it means getting the justice and compensation you deserve. 

Steps to Take Following a Rideshare Accident

In the aftermath of a rideshare accident, there are a few steps you should take. First, seek medical attention. Your health is paramount, so even if you don't have immediate symptoms, get checked by a healthcare professional. Secondly, gather as much information as possible at the scene of the accident. This includes the names and contact information of all parties involved, insurance details, and any witness statements. 

Next, report the accident to both your insurance company and the rideshare company. Provide them with accurate and detailed information. Document the damages by taking photos of the accident scene, including the vehicles involved and any visible injuries. Keep records of all medical expenses, vehicle repair costs, and other related expenses. 

Finally, consult with an attorney. An experienced personal injury attorney can guide you through the legal process, protect your rights, and help you pursue fair compensation for your injuries and damages. 

How Our Attorneys Can Help

Dealing with the fallout of a rideshare accident can be overwhelming. That's where an attorney comes in. We can help gather evidence, assess the value of your claim, negotiate with insurance companies, and represent you in court if necessary. We'll work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.


Being involved in a rideshare accident in Idaho can be a stressful and rattling experience. But with the right knowledge and guidance, you can conquer the legal process and protect your rights. If you've been injured in a rideshare accident, don't hesitate to consult with a knowledgeable attorney from Shep Law Group who can provide personalized guidance and advocate for your best interests. We help clients throughout Idaho, including Boise, Meridian, Ada County, and Canyon County.