If you or a loved one have been injured or otherwise harmed in a car accident involving a third-party driving service (Uber, Lyft, etc.), it is in your best interest to employ an Uber accident lawyer. Uber operates toady in 785 metropolitan areas around the globe, and the company’s assets approximate to about $24 billion. Hundreds and thousands of drivers in multiple countries work for Uber. This type of operation is formally known as “ridesharing”, but the government recognizes them as Transportation Network Companies (TNC).
Uber, Lyft, etc. have brought the TNC business to a convenient and readily available platform, creating thousands of new jobs and simultaneously decreasing rates of drunk driving. However, TNC’s can also be inherently problematic in the way they handle car accidents. Long driving hours, internal and external distractions, unfamiliar areas, and other factors contribute to the risk of car accidents under TNC’s. These companies screen their drivers before employing them, ensuring that most are safe and responsible. Although, when a TNC has employed a driver with a criminal background, meriting ineligibility to work for the company, they must be held liable for placing customers in danger.
Uber fully insures all of its passengers; if you or a loved one were injured in an Uber vehicle as a passenger, you are entitled to compensation. You can and should exercise your right to seek damages if the expectation of arriving at your destination safely is not fulfilled. It is vital that you hire a lawyer to make sure that Uber follows through with its preexisting commitments.
An experienced rideshare accident attorney it vital to the success of your claim. Not only can the decorated professionals at our firm help you navigate these inherently nuanced situations, but we can provide a variety of other services for you and your family. Namely, we will review the details surrounding your case, strengthen your claim with evidence and rhetoric, and aggressively pursue compensation for any damages ensuing from the accident. If you are not medically insured, we want to make sure that as many of your bills are covered as possible. As our clients, your health and safety are our primary concerns.
Issues regarding the financial coverage of driver insurance policies will be addressed in your consolation. Questions that we are frequently asked include:
- What happens if the ensuing damages of an accident exceed the driver’s coverage? Who or what fills this insurance gap?
- Is the victim required to turn to his or her own resources?
- Is personal policy coverage effective in cases where the liable driver was driving for commercial purposes? If this is the case, who covers the damages?
You may still have many questions about your personal injury claim. We are able and ready to help you through this process, allowing you and your family to focus on recovery.