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Uber Accidents: Who is Liable?

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If there’s anything that’s revolutionized ride-sharing, then it’s the Uber app. Prior to the app’s invention, people in need of a ride had to rely on expensive taxi services or the availability of their friends and families with vehicles.

Now, you can call an Uber driver for a quick ride nearly anywhere. This awesome technology has had its speed bumps, though, including the liability policy it provides to drivers. What happens if you get into an Uber accident, anyway? If you’re injured, then who will pay for your damages? Get all your questions answered below.

Different Types of Uber Accidents

At first, it may seem straightforward. Typically, when you get into a crash, the person who is at fault bears the legal liability. When that person is an Uber driver, though, things get complicated. Here’s an overview of the different types of accident scenarios that may involve an Uber driver:

  • An off-duty Uber driver collides with your car
  • An Uber driver collides with another car while on-duty
  • A passenger is injured while getting a ride from an Uber driver
  •  A pedestrian is struck by an Uber vehicle while they’re looking for their passenger

Depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident, Uber’s insurance policy may or may not cover an injured victim’s injuries.

Understanding Uber’s Liability Policy

Uber does maintain an insurance policy for its drivers. In order for this policy to apply, the driver must have been logged into the app when the accident happened. The driver’s own insurance policy may still apply unless the victim’s injuries exceed the policy’s limit. If that happens, then Uber’s coverage would take over.

All Uber passengers are covered under Uber’s policy, so driver fault is irrelevant if you’re riding as a passenger.

Do You Have a Claim?

Were you involved in an Uber-related accident? Did you suffer an injury? If so, then you’re likely starting to see your losses stacking up. You’ve had to pay medical bills and you’ve likely missed time off of work. When you’ve been injured in a car accident, you have a right to seek out compensation from the responsible party. If you think you have a claim against Uber or your Uber driver, then you should reach out to an experienced attorney to discuss your options.

Contact A New York City Personal Injury Lawyer To Discuss Your Uber Accident Case In New York

Did you or a loved one sustain serious injuries due to an Uber accident in New York? Don’t let the medical bills pile up while you wait for the negligent party or their insurance company to do the right thing. Right now, you need an aggressive personal injury attorney on your side, fighting to get you the compensation you need, want, and deserve. The skilled attorneys at Proner and Proner represent clients injured because of Uber accidents in New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Bethel, Connecticut. Call 212-500-1003 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation about your case. We have an office conveniently located at 60 E. 42nd Street, Suite 1503 in New York City, NY 10165 as well as offices in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Bethel, Connecticut.

The articles on this blog are for informative purposes only and are no substitute for legal advice or an attorney-client relationship. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact our law firm directly.

 

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