If you or someone you love has been in an accident where a negligent Uber driver was involved, you may find it very helpful to talk to a knowledgeable Uber accident attorney.
Uber Passengers and Uber Drivers
Whether it is a train, bus, or taxi, a friend’s car, or an Uber- any time you get into a vehicle where someone else is driving, you are entrusting your safety to the driver. When you get into a train, bus, or taxi, you know that the drivers of these vehicles have gone through training and have obtained licenses to be employed as passenger drivers. While your friend may happen to have one of these licenses, they do not need anything beyond their personal license issued by a DMV to legally drive their friends. And while Uber drivers are driving passengers in exchange for monetary compensation, they have not been trained to drive passengers nor have they had to invest their own time and/or money in obtaining licenses to do so.
If you have been injured in an accident involving an Uber, it does not matter whether you were the driver of another vehicle, a passenger in an Uber, or a pedestrian- you may be entitled to compensation. A licensed Uber accident attorney can be a very good person to work with to help you make an informed decision about your claim.
Uber’s Commercial Insurance Policy
Different states are in the process of passing, or have already passed, laws regarding the legality of Uber. Much of the legality of the complex insurance issues surrounding ride-sharing apps and their insurance, and their drivers and the driver’s private insurance as a citizen, is still considered grey area. If you think you may be in need of help getting compensation for an accident involving an Uber driver, contact a knowledgeable Uber accident attorney to help you with this complicated process.
Like many multi-billion dollar companies, as they have grown, Uber has been hit with lawsuits and has had to change their policies regarding their insurance coverage. And like most multi-billion dollar companies, they will do everything in their power to prevent “losing” money- in this instance, to compensate victims whose rights have been affected.. If you are unsure of whether you or a loved one is entitled to compensation after being in an accident with an Uber driver, a licensed Uber accident attorney knowledgeable in this area of law is the best person to help you to determine the viability of your claim.
Historically, Uber has taken the stance that it is not a ride-sharing service. Their claim was that they only developed the app which allows people to contact others who are looking to ride-share- they were not liable for what went on while people were utilizing their app. Uber now has to maintain insurance coverage for its drivers. But even with a change in their insurance policies, they will likely use their extensive resources to prevent having to compensate victims of Uber accidents.
An experienced Uber accident attorney may be able to help you to understand your rights while taking control of the negotiations involved in the complicated legal process, helping you and your family achieve the compensation you deserve. If you are unsure of your rights a good Uber accident attorney should be able to explain them to you.