It’s challenging enough to identify culpability in any automobile accident, but it’s considerably more complicated when the accident involves an Uber or other ridesharing driver. Continue reading to learn more about how responsibility works in Uber passenger accidents, and then call The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation with an Uber accident attorney in Los Angeles CA.
What Happens If the Uber Driver Causes an Accident?
Uber and other rideshare drivers have third-party liability insurance that covers injuries and property damage up to $1 million per accident. This is the coverage that should pay your losses if the Uber driver was working at the time of the accident.
If the driver has a passenger in their car (and in other instances), the insurance policy deems them to be working, therefore if you received a ride through the app, you should be protected. Your Uber accident attorney in Los Angeles CA can help you determine who was at fault.
What Happens if the Accident Was Caused by the Fault of Another Driver?
If you are a passenger in an Uber car when it is hit by another motorist who is at fault, the at-fault driver is liable for your injuries.
What if an Uber is hit by a driver who flees or does not have insurance?
What if the Uber driver was not at fault, but the at-fault motorist fled the scene or lacked insurance? Uber also offers uninsured motorist coverage, which covers hit-and-run incidents, accidents where the at-fault driver lacks insurance, and accidents where the at-fault driver’s insurance does not cover the entire cost of treatment.
What Happens If the Accident Was Caused by More Than One Party?
What if the Uber driver was speeding, contributing to the accident in part, but another driver blew a red light, contributing to the accident in full? Comparative fault would be important in the state of California. This means that each motorist is accountable for the same amount of your damages as their culpability percentage.
What Should I Do Now?
Contact an Uber accident attorney in Los Angeles CA. We will start with a free legal consultation when you deal with The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker. This allows us to gather basic information about your case to decide if you have grounds for a case, and it also allows you to ask any questions you may have.
If we accept your case, it will be on a contingency basis, which means you will not owe us any money unless and until we win. You will not be responsible for any legal expenses if we do not win your case. To get started, call The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 right now.