Ridesharing platforms are still relatively infant to the world of transportation, with many kinks being worked out as each app update rolls out.
Uber, responsible for millions of rides while generating billions in revenue, is the most widely used rideshare application today. What some Uber drivers fail to forget is that they’re held to similarly high standards as taxicabs.
When Uber drivers are involved in at-fault accidents, the passengers injured are afforded the same rights to sue as they would in public transportation such as cabs or buses. Compass Law Group, PC, a highly regarded Uber accident attorney firm specializing in all accident types, can recover compensation in much larger increments than regular car accidents because the liability Uber drivers must carry is astronomical.
Surprisingly, it’s next to impossible to find Uber accident statistics. Reaching out to them only yields boilerplate responses, we’ll just say this: California vehicle accidents where passengers are present could signal Uber usage. As signage isn’t necessary to operate Uber cars as ‘for hire’, one can only speculate exact Uber-related accident numbers.
What Company Law Group, PC does know is Uber drivers carry $1 million dollars’ worth of liability coverage. How does this benefit passengers? Our Uber accident attorney fights for compensation when:
Normal bodily injury limits of $15,000 / $30,000 don’t apply where rideshare vehicles like Uber are involved because they’re treated like taxis, which have much higher liability coverage.
Passengers injured in Uber cars have significantly less financial impact stemming from accidents. However, medical bills aren’t cheap. Time away from work resulting from serious injuries can put victims behind in mortgages, light bills and so forth.
Retaining an understanding Uber accident attorney who knows insurance laws is an important first step toward recovering. As insurance adjusters may attempt to settle for a pittance of your claim’s worth, Compass Law Group, PC makes sure every penny your injuries, pain, suffering and loss of income are worth is recovered.
Worried that an Uber driver doesn’t have the required liability coverage? Don’t. If for some reason they’re working for Uber without it, we’ll hold the company accountable for breach of duty. Being bullied into saying you weren’t in the vehicle, or that you aren’t seriously injured? We’ll make sure all facts surrounding your claim prove differently.
Ridesharing apps like Uber were designed to make commuting more relaxing, and they’re less expensive than cabs. When money exchanges hands via app or with cash, you’re now a passenger of a commercial for-hire vehicle.
This list isn’t all-inclusive; many personal injury suits have been raised based on different factors that aren’t included above. Our team of Los Angeles car accident attorneys can work on cases without anything out of pocket.
We’re old enough to have the necessary experience, yet young enough to use the most cutting-edge technology and tactics, and are determined enough to fight and outsmart the other side, every time.
No matter who the opposing party is, they can’t outwork, outwit or outspend Compass Law Group, PC. We will do everything that is necessary to win the case, and we’re here to help victims fight back against those who injured them.
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 in 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.