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Are Rideshare Drivers Covered By Their Auto Insurance?

If you drive your personally owned auto for Uber, Lyft, or even a pizza delivery company, your personal auto insurance will not provide coverage should you be involved in an accident. Uber and Lyft do not provide the needed auto insurance coverage to protect you and your passengers. If you are an Uber or Lyft driver, your personal auto insurance may not cover this exposure.  So call our office today to make sure you have the proper coverage.

The reason your personal car insurance doesn't cover you is an ages old exclusion for hauling others for a fee. This has always been excluded. It's just been in the spotlight again because of ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft and their mobile phone technology.

This issue became very real in 2013 when an Uber driver hit and killed a 6-year-old girl in San Francisco. The driver had only the state minimum auto liability limits of $30,000. The family sued both the driver and Uber. Uber does offer secondary coverage, but the driver must have a primary auto insurance policy in place.

There are a number of insurance companies now offering specific auto insurance coverage for ride sharing risks.

Here are a few tips for ride share drivers

1. Purchase a separate policy with at least a $1,000,000 limit.

2. Read any and all agreements so you know what your responsibilities are.

3. Keep your vehicle is good working condition.

4. Talk to your insurer before signing up and keep things on the up and up.

At Ludwig & Fawcett, Inc., we combine premium Auto Insurance with personalized service to give you the best coverage possible. Our insurance specialists will work with you one-on-one to find a policy that keeps you and your drivers protected at all costs – for peace-of-mind driving assurance.

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Ludwig & Fawcett, Inc.

100 W. El Camino Real, Ste 82
Mountain View, CA 94040
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Very professional staff, and knowledgeable. I can rely on them for any questions regarding auto insurance and or renters insurance. Kelly and the other staff members are great at responding back to you. I am a long time customer and don't plan on leaving. I like there services and I don't feel like I'm talking to robot or some agent who doesn't care. I would definitely recommend them ask for Kelly, Maria, or Dave....all great at what they do!!!!

Ariel P. from San Jose, CA
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Erika O. from Vallejo, CA
Every person needs three people in life: a great doctor, a great lawyer and a great Insurance Agent. Ludwig and Fawcett are by far the greatest insurer I have ever had. I met Dave Fawcett through a friend over 15 years ago and they will have my business as long as they here. The entire staff exhibits the highest level of personalized and professional service, always and without fail. They hold embody the nearly lost value of treating their clients like friends and family.

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