Who is liable in accidents that involve Uber?
Accidents that involve Uber can get complicated. The most common questions asked by our clients are:
Q. What coverage applied to the Uber when the accident happened?
A. While carrying a passenger or en route to a passenger, an Uber vehicle carries $1 million in commercial liability coverage and another $1 million in uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.
Q. Was the driver working and on-the-clock for Uber at the time of the accident?
A. If an Uber vehicle has no passenger but the driver is on-duty and waiting to be dispatched to a passenger, the Uber vehicle’s coverage is $50,000 for bodily injury; $100,000 for bodily injury to multiple persons in one accident; and $30,000 for property damage
Q. HOW DOES INSURANCE COVERAGE WORK WITH ACCIDENTS THAT INVOLVE UBER?
The insurance coverage for an Uber vehicle hinges on the status of that vehicle at the time of the accident:
A. Because Uber drivers use their own vehicles, if an Uber driver is not on-duty when an accident occurs, that driver’s own automobile insurance policy provides the only coverage.
Uber is a huge global company and like every company, it needs to protect its profits. Uber’s insurance company is likely to dispute personal injury claims made against the company and its drivers. This can make recovering any compensation quite a challenge if you are injured by a negligent Uber driver. We recommend hiring representation in the state and city you live in to achieve the best possible outcome.
WHY CHOOSE OUR LAW FIRM?
Julie M. Essa has won hundreds of Personal Injury Cases involving car accidents in the Greater Atlanta area over the past decade and is experienced with all aspects of Personal Injury Law including Accidents involving Uber. Attorney Julie M. Essa will tenaciously represent your case and submit a Personal Injury claim against the at-fault driver’s Auto Insurance Company. The at-fault driver’s Insurance Company will be responsible for the cost of your medical treatments, prescriptions, and lost wages.
The majority of Personal Injuries in Atlanta traffic accidents that involve Uber are compensated routinely and in most cases, Attorney Julie M. Essa can negotiate a fair settlement that is acceptable to all parties.
If you’re injured in an accident while you are a passenger with Uber, or if the other vehicle in a collision is an Uber, your case can get legally complicated. You are going to need an experienced Personal Injury lawyer’s representation, which is why we recommend that you contact Attorney Essa.
Accidents that involve Uber are becoming a daily occurrence in Atlanta area cities, which is why our legal team is prepared to assist you with your case.