Uber is everywhere it seems. Ten years ago, you would never have guessed that so many people would rely on strangers in their personal vehicles to get us from place to place. But this is a new transportation work and you may end up needing a Uber accident attorney if something happens involving an Uber vehicle.
At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., you can count on us to investigate the incident and move to secure compensation for all of your crash-related expenses.
What Can Happen In An Uber Crash?
Uber drivers are just regular people like you and me. In most cases, they do not have any extra driving training and are working to earn some extra cash. This means that they are prone to the same mistakes as anyone else on the roadway.
- Uber accidents are going to happen.
For the latest reporting year in Pennsylvania, there were more than 128,000 vehicle crashes. Out of those, there were more than 80,000 injuries. It is not uncommon for us to see the following injuries as a result of a vehicle crash:
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations or amputations
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
The medical costs of treating these injuries can be tremendous and a victim’s finances can be devastated if they cannot work while they recover from their injuries. If they are permanently disabled, they could need lifelong care.
But Who Pays In An Uber Crash?
That is the million-dollar question. In fact, Uber does have a $1 million insurance policy for crashes involving their vehicles. However, that policy only kicks in if the driver is signed onto the app and it on the way to pick up a fare or already has a passenger. In these cases, the driver, passengers, and any third party involved is covered.
If an Uber driver does not have a passenger but is signed onto the Uber app and is waiting for one, then their personal insurance is the primary coverage in a crash. Uber will only pick up additional costs if a claim is denied or the personal insurance coverage does not offer enough.
If an Uber driver is not signed into the app, Uber’s insurance will offer no coverage in the event of a vehicle crash.
What Happens Now?
The aftermath of any vehicle crash is going to be confusing. That is even more true with a crash involving an Uber vehicle. Whether you were a passenger in a ridesharing vehicle or another party involved, the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. are ready to help.
If you are injured in an Uber accident, will look into your case and work to secure the compensation you need. This can include:
- Coverage of your medical bills
- Compensation for lost income if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages