As of the last five years, ridesharing services have successfully integrated into mainstream public transportation. The industry, however, is still evolving, especially when it comes to regulatory legislation. Currently, Uber & Lyft sit at the top of the rideshare pack, unchallenged by all. Both of these companies offer the same (or roughly similar services) via an app on your smartphone. The nature of these businesses throws a bit of a wrench into the mix, as they are classified as “technology companies” and not as “taxi services.” This means that passengers involved in an Uber accident will almost always have to file their claims against the motor vehicle operator and not against Uber itself.
When you pay for an Uber ride, you’re not just paying for the ride. The fee for this form of public transportation also covers background checks on Uber operators, vehicle evaluations, and driver safety knowledge. As previously alluded to, the law considers these drivers as independent contractors. The fact of the matter is that very few cases leave Uber on the business end of the liability stick. It’s almost always going to be a brawl between insurance companies—yours vs. your Uber driver’s.
These cases are often more nuanced and frustrating to deal with than normal car accident cases. To take on cases like these, you’re going to want a legal team with a cool head and a long resume. The Ward Law Group fits that bill nicely, with over 20 years of experience and consistent victories in high-profile claims. Whether you broke your arm (or even your smartwatch), our team is here to get you the compensation you deserve.
The Ward Law Group serves both the English and Spanish-speaking communities with Uber compensation claims. Contact us today to maximize your claim and achieve the peace of mind that you deserve!
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All Uber operators must have their own personal insurance plans. But, that’s not to say that Uber doesn’t provide any coverage for their drivers or passengers. When a driver goes online, if they get into an accident with no passengers in the car, Uber covers up to $100,000 in liability. This number, however, changes to a maximum of 1 million dollars when passengers enter the vehicle—potentially, a very large settlement.
The list of personal injuries possible from any motor vehicle accident will depend heavily on the severity of the crash. That being said, at least some form of personal injury is likely. In fact, motor vehicle accidents account for the second greatest source of personal injury in the U.S (just after slips and falls). The following list contains only a few examples of personal injury and does not take other common problems (such as mental distress) into account:
Just like Uber drivers, rideshare passengers are eligible for the usual compensation claims associated with motor vehicle accidents. To maximize these claims, however, you’re going to need a quick-witted legal team by your side. Passenger rideshare compensation may be tricky at times; so, always make sure that you go to the right people for legal advice. You may be entitled to the following claims:
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Immediately after the accident occurs, the insurance companies involved are informed and a claim is opened. At this point, the victim’s appointed attorney and the insurance company will be in regular communication with one another. While this is going on, we usually suggest that all participants in the Uber accident receive a medical evaluation within 14 days. Additionally, all parties will consider the vehicle repair factor as well.
While you are still at the scene (and obviously after you contact the emergency responders), you and members of your party will want to take as many photographs as possible. These days, almost anyone has a high-quality camera on their person via smartphone technology. These photographs will later provide vital information to your legal team, which will, in turn, increase your potential claim value.
Make sure that you keep track of all of your expenses and receipts related to the accident. If necessary, establish with your legal team any loss of wages or earning capacity as a result of your personal injuries.
If you have been injured as a result of a ridesharing service such as Uber, then please get in touch with The Ward Law Group today. The Ward Law Group has over 20 years of experience, and are no strangers to the laws that govern rideshare accidents. Our team is here to help you maximize your compensation claim and provide bilingual services to those who primarily speak Spanish. Please contact us today for expert legal advice involving your uber car accident!
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