Across Los Angeles, people rely on Uber as a convenient way to get around. When you get into an Uber, you expect a worry-free ride. You expect to have a safe ride. No one expects easy rideshare to become a nightmare after a severe crash. When you are hurt in an Uber accident, you have a right to demand total compensation for any injuries and losses you suffer.
Unfortunately, the liability of Uber can quickly become a complex legal issue. If you have been injured in a ride-sharing vehicle accident, get help from an experienced Los Angeles Uber accident lawyer.
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Most companies are responsible for the negligence of their employees, but Uber is a little different. Uber states that it does not “employ” its drivers. Instead, the rideshare company says that its drivers are independent contractors. That distinction gives Uber limited liability for the car crashes that its drivers cause.
In most car accidents, when another driver is to blame for your crash, you pursue that driver for your damages. In many Uber accidents, that same rule applies, and the driver is held liable rather than Uber. There are a few situations where Uber might share responsibility for the accident. For example, if Uber violated state laws when hiring the driver who harmed you, you could sue the rideshare company for your damages.
Even though Uber is not liable for many crashes involving its drivers, the company carries insurance to help serious collisions and accident victims. The amount of coverage available for an Uber accident depends on the circumstances of the crash. At a minimum, the Uber driver must be logged into the mobile application for Uber’s coverage to apply.
If the driver is not logged into the app, then only the personal auto insurance carried by the driver applies.
If the driver is waiting for a ride request, Uber provides $50,000 per person or $100,000 per incident of bodily injury liability coverage and $30,000 of property damage coverage.
If the driver has received a ride request and is driving to pick up a passenger, or if a passenger is in the vehicle, the coverage increases to $1 million of commercial insurance coverage. The company also provides $1 million of uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) coverage when passengers are traveling in the Uber vehicle.
Your Los Angeles Uber collision attorney can advise you on how to submit your claim and what coverage applies based on the circumstances of your case.
As with any motor vehicle accident, an Uber accident can leave you with serious and life-altering injuries. You may be entitled to seek compensation for damages you have incurred due to an accident that was not your fault. That compensation may cover:
At Custodio & Dubey LLP, we have more than 50 years of experience and a proven track record of successful settlements and verdicts for our clients. You can trust our legal team to aggressively pursue the total compensation you deserve after an Uber crash.
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