With the press of a button, you can have a driver at your door in moments, ready to take you to your destination. A few years ago, people thought it was a crazy idea to have people come to pick you up in their own personal vehicles. Now, ridesharing services like Uber are extremely popular and nobody questions whether or not they will last.
But are Uber riders and drivers safe?
Do you know where to turn if you are injured in an Uber accident? Whether you are a passenger in an Uber ride or someone on the outside affected, you can count on the team at The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Still A New Industry
Ridesharing services are not like traditional public transportation or taxi services. Before, you could be sure that a company or agency had oversight of safety. Those operations are typically regulated by legislation. That is not really the case with companies like Uber.
First, becoming an Uber driver in this state is not difficult. Almost anyone can do it and you are just as likely to have an off-duty nurse show up as your driver as you are a graduate student who needs some extra cash.
These are people who usually have no special training when it comes to transporting passengers showing up in vehicles that only face periodic inspections.
That means that Uber drivers are prone to the same driving errors as everyone else:
- They could be driving impaired by drugs or alcohol
- Your driver may be distracted by their cell phone
- They may drive too fast for conditions
Uber drivers who operate carelessly are a danger to many people, including their passengers, other drivers, and passengers around them, as well as pedestrians and cyclists around the roadway.
Uber does have insurance to cover their drivers while they are transporting or waiting for fares, but like all insurance companies, they are not going to jump at paying you a fair settlement.
Not only will you have your injuries to consider, but if you cannot work or are disabled, you have to think about long-term expenses as well.
Will Uber’s insurance cover all of that as well?
In A Ridesharing Accident
We know that the last thing you expected was to get injured by an Uber driver or vehicle. This is still a new industry, so dealing with the aftermath of an accident can be confusing.
Who is liable, the driver or Uber?
Whose insurance is going to cover the costs of the expense?
At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we want to help you through this. Your focus needs to be on healing from your injuries. Our team will investigate your case and deal with all insurance companies and other parties. We want to make sure you get coverage for your medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering damages. When you need a Chester Uber accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 215-543-7220.