We use Uber because it is convenient. Many people are even ditching their regular vehicles now, opting to rely solely on ridesharing to get around. Whether they need a ride to and from work or a way to get home after a night out on the town, Uber has changed the way we think about transportation.
But who pays if an Uber driver causes an accident?
If you need an Uber accident attorney in Downey, you can count on the Compass Law Group to be by your side. Do not let someone else’s recklessness hurt you financially.
It has not taken long for Americans to adopt ridesharing. It is estimated that anywhere from 24 to 43 percent of the population will use a ridesharing service in 2018.
That is millions of people who may or may not have thought of the dangers of trusting a ridesharing driver.
Becoming an Uber driver is not difficult. You can be sure that Uber drivers are just regular people. Most of them have never had any training concerning driving passengers around.
Are their vehicles inspected?
No, there is no guarantee that their vehicles are always going to be safe. This industry is not nearly as regulated as public transportation services or traditional taxi services.
Uber drivers are not actually Uber employees. They are independent contractors. This allows Uber to get out from under most liability claims by laying the fault of the accident on the driver.
Again, you find yourself at the mercy of the driver’s insurance company.
Does their insurance company cover commercial activities like ridesharing?
Ridesharing accidents are going to happen. With more than 750,000 Uber drivers in the US, and with Uber now expanding into additional services like food delivery, there will be many miles logged.
If an Uber driver is operating their vehicle distracted by their phones, or worse, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, their likelihood of getting into an accident significantly increases.
A reckless Uber driver becomes a danger to their passengers, other drivers on the roadway, as well as pedestrians around the roadway.
If you are in an accident caused by an Uber driver and you get injured, your medical bills will pile up quickly. If you need extensive medical care or even rehabilitation, you need to focus on healing, not how to pay for everything.
You will be doing yourself a favor by seeking legal assistance right after an Uber accident. With ridesharing, the insurance issues can become complicated quickly. Uber will not want to pay, and neither will the Uber driver’s personal insurance company.
Who is going to get stuck covering all of the bills? Will it be you?
The Compass Law Group will fight for you. We know you will need help with medical expenses and if you have to miss work, you will need coverage for lost income. When you need a Downey Uber accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 800-602-4010.
Hiring the right personal injury attorney can often make the difference between getting the maximum settlement to account for your medical care, damages and lost wages or getting short changed or even having your case dismissed completely.
Have you been injured an accident due to the negligence of others? Contact the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at the Compass Law Group, PC because finding direction after an accident means having a great Compass on hand.