Uber Accident DC – Uber Accident Maryland – Uber Accident Virginia
Uber has become an increasingly popular mode of transportation in DC, Maryland, and Virginia, and the need for a Uber accident lawyer DC passengers can rely is also increasingly on the rise.
Many of us put faith into our ride sharing drivers because ride sharing is presented to us as simply connecting similar people with complementary needs. The reality is, just like if you have two friends that take turns driving when you go places with them, there’s a good chance that one of them is a better driver than the other, perhaps even one is a terrible driver. Both your friends have cars and licenses, and even though your one friend does not drive as well as your other, you ride with both of them when you need a ride.
Just like your friends, some Uber drivers are excellent drivers, some of them are really terrible. And then the reality is, regardless of how great a driver is, another really bad drive can cause an accident that is impossible for a good driver to escape. Even though taxis get into accidents, taxis have a much more established infrastructure in place where taxi drivers have to go through extensive and costly training and licensing, in order to assure passengers there safety, or at least be fully covered in the event of an accident.
Uber is part of a fairly new and still evolving ride sharing industry where laws are beeing established as the culture of the industry evolves. If you have been in an accident involving a ride sharing driver, it may be in your best interest to find out what your rights are by talking to an experienced Uber accident lawyer DC Uber accident victims can turn to in times like these.
Complex issues of insurance law are presented when an Uber accident occurs in DC, Maryland and Virginia. The attorneys at Cohen & Cohen are well versed in the laws that apply to such cases and can explain the applicable laws and coverage issues to victims of Uber accidents in DC, Maryland and Virginia.
Uber classifies its drivers as independent contractors thereby attempting to trigger the insurance of the Uber driver to cover the cost of claims rather than the Company’s insurance. But, to the surprise of many Uber drivers and victims of Uber accidents in DC, Maryland and Virginia, what they are finding out is that in many instances there are coverage gaps which is making it impossible for the victim to pursue compensation through the driver’s insurance company (and leaving the at-fault driver without coverage to pay for damage to the vehicle). These victims are then facing a denied claim by the Uber company’s insurance policy as well.
Oftentimes your own coverage can enter the equation and compensate you for your injuries but this is not always the case. Many people who utilize Uber do so because they do not own a vehicle and therefore do not maintain any type of vehicle insurance coverage.
Because of the complexities of insurance law it is critical that if you find yourself a victim of an Uber accident in DC, Maryland or Virginia, that you reach out to a very experienced personal injury lawyer. The skilled lawyers at Cohen & Cohen know how to interpret the applicable laws and how to best present your claim to an insurance company.
The attorneys at Cohen & Cohen are extremely thorough and always look out for their clients best interests. They have a professional, compassionate, and friendly staff that fights fiercely on behalf of their clients while treating their clients with dignity and respect. If you have been in an ridesharing accident, start protecting your rights by calling Cohen & Cohen today for a free case evaluation from a Uber accident lawyer DC is fortunate to have in its midst.
The attorneys at Cohen & Cohen are extremely thorough and always look out for their clients best interests. They have a professional and friendly staff, and are a pleasure to interact with.