Hailing a taxi with your smartphone is the hottest thing right now. No longer do people need to stand roadside and wave down a taxi, not since the introduction of Uber. This ride-sharing service has become extremely popular in major cities such as Salt Lake City, essentially getting rid of the need for taxis.
While this service has its benefits, it’s also important to note that these drivers are still just your average person, and an auto accident is still a prominent danger while riding in an Uber. In case you’re involved in an accident while riding an Uber, what should you do? More importantly, what can a lawyer do you protect you? Here is the truth behind Uber and its coverage for injured passengers.
Unfortunately, the company itself may not be willing to cover any damages or injuries caused in a car accident. Although, unlike cab companies who only carry the required minimum when it comes to insurance, Uber driver’s generally have more liability coverage with better insurance companies ⎯ Uber purchases one million dollars in insurance for each driver.
While these numbers may have you reaching for the phone to contact your local attorney, Uber will most likely try to shake all responsibility.
Getting the Compensation You Deserve
While receiving compensation from Uber may seem impossible, an attorney from Robert J. DeBry and Associates may be able to help you receive the compensation you deserve. Even though Uber may argue that the company isn’t responsible for an auto accident caused by one of their driver’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation through the driver’s liability policy.
If Uber attempts to avoid compensation, you may still be legible for compensation under the driver’s policy. If you or a loved one has been injured in an Uber accident, call Robert J. DeBry and Associates today for a free consultation.