Smartphones have transformed the world we live in through the development of various applications. One such innovation is the development of ride sharing applications like Uber. Uber is a car for hire application that allows users to call a driver to their location and get transportation to their desired destination. Since its introduction, Uber has become very popular.
In spite of its growing popularity, there are some disadvantages. Firstly, Uber drivers are not professionals. The majority of Uber drivers work part-time to earn extra cash. Uber does not require its drivers to have special training or special licensing.
Secondly, you cannot schedule an Uber ride ahead of time in the same way you do with a traditional taxi service. Most importantly, traditional taxis are regulated by state and local governments. No state or local government’s regulations apply to Uber, which can be especially troublesome in the case of an accident.
Who is liable when a passenger gets injured in an Uber accident?
When a passenger gets injured in an Uber accident, the circumstances of the accident dictate whose insurance will cover the injuries and damages:
- If the Uber driver was carrying a passenger or on their way to pick up a passenger, the driver, passenger and the car will be covered by the company’s one million dollar policy.
- If the Uber driver was between rides, the driver’s personal insurance will cover the injuries of the driver, car and the passenger.
- If the other driver was at fault for the accident, the other driver’s insurance will cover the damages.
Finding the right Uber car accident attorney is important.
Recovering compensation after an Uber accident may be challenging. If you have been injured in an accident while using Uber, you need to make sure your rights are protected and that you receive the appropriate compensation. In the majority of Uber accident cases, victims may have to fight to get proper compensation because the personal auto insurance policy of the driver may refuse to pay. Also, although Uber claims to provide one million dollars of insurance coverage for injured passengers, making a claim for compensation may be very complicated.
Therefore, hiring an experienced Uber accident lawyer will ensure that you are treated fairly and that you receive the full compensation you deserve.
Our Uber car accident lawyers can help.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an Uber accident, you need the legal assistance of an experienced Uber accident lawyer to help you make a successful claim. We help Uber accident victims seek fair compensation for the injuries they have sustained. We can help you. Call us at 877-415-6566 or email at [email protected].