Rideshare services provide a convenient mode of transportation. Founded in San Francisco, Uber was the first major rideshare service operating in the state of California. Although it has been around for longer than other rideshare companies, it is still plagued with problems such as hiring inexperienced drivers, fatigued drivers, and unsafe drivers. When you are injured in an Uber accident, you need experienced Encino Uber accident attorneys.
If you were injured in an Uber accident in Encino, Younglove Law Firm is here to help you fight for financial recovery of medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and more. You can schedule a confidential and complimentary consultation by calling (602) 737-3333.
If you are injured in an Uber accident in Southern California, our Encino personal injury attorneys want to remind you that it is important that you take immediate steps to protect your health and your legal rights, including:
When you are safely at home, follow your doctor’s orders. Avoid discussing the accident with anyone other than your lawyer. Do not post anything online about the accident since insurance adjusters often troll these sites to try to find information to use against claimants.
Finally, contact an experienced Uber accident lawyer for advice on your next steps.
Uber provides different levels of insurance coverage depending on the driver’s status at the time of the accident, as described below:
During this time, the driver is treated like any other driver. If they are responsible for the accident, their private auto insurance liability policy should cover the damages. The minimum liability insurance limits in California are:
If the rideshare driver is logged into the app and actively waiting for a ride request, Uber provides insurance coverage in the following amounts:
Once the rideshare driver has accepted a ride request and up until the passenger is dropped off at their location, Uber’s $1 million insurance applies.
Uber also provides uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage and contingent comprehensive and collision insurance.
If you were a passenger in an Uber vehicle at the time of an accident, you have the right to pursue compensation for the losses you experienced, including:
You can seek these damages from any party who was responsible for the car accident.