Do Rideshare Accidents Differ from Other Accidents?
The only component of an Uber accident that differs from other accidents is the insurer we go after. Knowing which insurer gets held accountable requires our office to thoroughly investigate the claim to determine whether or not the Uber driver was hauling a passenger, or in route to pick them up.
San Francisco-based Uber provides their drivers with up to $1 million in accident liability coverage. As the largest taxi cab company in the world without any vehicles in their inventory, Uber activates this policy with the app turned on. This extra layer of indemnity supplements the Uber driver’s personal insurance policy, but consequently could negate their personal policy as certain insurance companies forbid their policyholders to use their cars ‘for hire’ unless they possess a commercial driver’s license.
Due to the complex nature of Uber related accidents, the Jardine Law Offices, P.C. treat ridesharing accidents more comprehensively than regular car accidents due to the possible confusion of liability. So, whether you were a passenger of an Uber, or the driver of the vehicle an Uber driver hit, you may be entitled to fair compensation based on the extent of your injuries regardless which insurer took precedence during the incident.
We Know Ridesharing Accidents Can Get Messy
You’ve been seriously injured by an Uber driver, and feel clueless as to what options may be afforded to you. After you’ve received medical care and are cleared to leave the scene by law enforcement, the attorney you hire to represent you throughout your claim could determine its success or failure. We’re the firm featuring an Uber accident attorney Salt Lake City victims have turned to when they want the greatest compensation for their injuries.
Time is of the essence handling car accident claims involving ridesharing drivers. We’ll need time to reconstruct the accident, so we can demonstrate in court that the Uber driver was indeed the at-fault party. By building a strong case that withstands reasonable doubt, many insurers will be inclined to favorably settle your case prior to litigation.
Contact our Salt Lake City Uber accident attorney for free accident claim evaluation.