Like it or loathe it, ridesharing services are apparently here to stay, with Uber, Lyft and similar services seeing their popularity rocket during the few years they have been in existence. Offering an affordable, convenient mode of transport across Bountiful, an Uber can be a welcome alternative to hailing a traditional taxi cab. With Uber, there is no need to find a designated location with available cabs, nor to have the available cash to hand. Instead, thanks to the power of modern technology, you can now simply enter a few details into a smartphone app, track your car and driver, and pay automatically via the card you pre-registered while setting up the app. It really could not be more convenient and, let’s be honest, convenience is swiftly becoming king of the gig economy.
When you choose to either drive or become a passenger in a vehicle, you will be aware that there is a small risk of becoming involved in an accident at some point during your journey, and that is no different when the car you are entering is operating as an Uber. The drivers working to enable the ridesharing services to operate are just as likely to cause, or be caught up in, a collision as anyone else on the roads.
If you have been injured in an accident, you should speak to an Uber accident attorney as soon as possible to ensure your legal rights are protected.
In general terms – nothing other than the insurance company your Bountiful Uber accident attorney will pursue compensation and damages. Claims relating to Uber accidents can easily become incredibly complex, so it is always recommended that you seek legal guidance and support from a skilled attorney with relevant experience. While you take the time you need to rest and recover from your injuries, our Bountiful Uber accident attorneys can apply our expertise to investigating all circumstances surrounding your collision, ensuring that the best possible outcome is achieved on your behalf.
Our choice of which insurer to pursue will depend on multiple factors, such as whether the Uber driver was carrying a passenger, on their way to pick up a passenger, or operating offline and, therefore, not covered under Uber’s insurance. Your attorney can explain this in more detail during your free case evaluation.
As you may imagine, Uber accidents in Bountiful are almost identical to car accidents, down to the potential causes. As such, our lawyers have experience in successfully handling case arising from: