You were riding in an Uber or in your own vehicle when you were involved in an accident involving an Uber driver. It is because of the accident that you have multiple injuries, some of which will likely take a while for you to recover from due to the extent of those injuries. Now that you are injured, you are probably wondering what you are going to need to do to move forward. If you were wondering if it is possible to hold an Uber driver accountable for an accident that left you injured, it is definitely possible to do so.
When you do want to hold the Uber driver accountable for their actions that caused an accident and led to the injuries you have, you need a Philadelphia personal injury attorney to stand up for you and provide the evidence that supports your claim against the driver. Kwartler Manus, LLC will work hard to determine who is at fault for the accident and your injuries, along with taking legal action against that negligent party.
Taking Action Against the Uber Driver
When someone drives for Uber but they were not currently doing a job when the accident occurred, it is then the responsibility of that driver’s insurance company to cover the cost of damages that occurred from the accident. Anyone who drives for Uber should have insurance of their own.
You may have been in an accident with someone who does work for Uber, but was not driving with a passenger or on the clock at the time of the collision with your vehicle. In that case, your attorney would need to gather details on the driver’s auto insurance company and attempt to get compensation for you from that insurance company by providing evidence of your injuries and the accident, including any photos that you might have.
Taking Action Against Uber and Its Insurance Company
While someone who drives for Uber should still have their own auto insurance coverage simply because they likely use their vehicle for personal use when they are not driving for the rideshare company, Uber does have an insurance policy that protects passengers and those involved in accidents caused by Uber drivers while they are on the clock.
In fact, the company has a total of $1 million in coverage for each accident. When it is not possible to recover compensation from the driver’s auto insurance company, it is still possible to recover compensation from Uber’s insurance company, which was put in place to protect passengers, other motorists, and pedestrians.
If you ever get into an accident with an Uber driver, whether they had a passenger inside the vehicle at the time of the accident or not, you can hold the driver responsible for their actions. You need to make sure the driver takes responsibility for any mistakes that led to the collision and your injuries. By holding the driver responsible, you may recover compensation from the insurance company for your injuries. Kwartler Manus, LLC would like to learn more about your situation. When you are ready to seek compensation, contact us online or call for a consultation at 267-214-8608.