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What Happens If an Uber Driver Hits a Pedestrian?

What Happens If an Uber Driver Hits a Pedestrian?

Uber pedestrian accident

Have you been injured after being hit by an Uber driver while crossing an intersection or sidewalk? You have the right to file a claim against the driver.

Your Uber accident claim would proceed just like any car accident claim. To recover compensation for your injuries, you may file a claim with the driver’s auto insurance company. If the driver’s personal auto insurance company denies liability or refuses to pay for your injuries, you have the option to recover damages under Uber’s liability policy coverage. However, Uber’s liability coverage does not always provide help to those who have been injured. This is because Uber drivers are independent contractors and are not regulated in the same way taxi drivers are. In the majority of cases where an Uber driver causes an accident, it is the driver who is solely responsible.

Another important thing to note is that in most cases, the driver’s individual insurance coverage will be considered void because of a “driving for hire” provision contained in the policy. In such circumstances, unless the driver has additional commercial insurance coverage, injured pedestrians may not be able to recover anything at all.

Filing and recovering compensation after an Uber accident can be complicated. Getting the help of an experienced Uber accident lawyer is in your best interests.

If you or someone you love has been injured by an Uber driver while crossing an intersection or on a sidewalk, we can help. Our Uber accident attorneys have represented countless injury victims and can utilize the insight and skills gained from these cases for your benefit. Call 1-877-415-6566 or email [email protected].

Post date: 13 July
Author: uberlaw
Categories: Blog, Uber accident
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