State codes written on Uber state that the company seeks to protect individuals from injury and death due to drivers who are distracted or inattentive. This is why, at the time of an accident due to driver negligence, many factors may be considered and receiving compensation may be possible depending on the situation. Uber drivers have a real responsibility of keeping their eyes on the road at all times due to the increasing demand for driver’s services that are taking hold in many cities across the United States. Drivers must be held accountable for their actions under any circumstance.
Considerations to be Made
Coverage for an accident will typically depend upon the driver’s activity at the time the crash occurred. Uber drivers and passengers will actually be covered under a three-part insurance plan. As mentioned, the way compensation is received will depend upon the circumstances of the case. If the driver was using their vehicle for personal purposes at the time of the accident, liability and coverage will be determined by the individual policy. If the driver is not carrying a passenger at the time of the accident, then their own insurance company policy will probably offer protection. If the driver is carrying an Uber passenger and they are injured, then Uber’s coverage policy will typically cover the accident.
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The reason why you should have us stand by your side in one of these accident cases is because Uber and its insurance companies do not want to have to pay compensation. This means that they will do whatever it takes to fight your claim. Uber has successfully denied coverage in some cases where one of their drivers has been liable solely based off the fact that they are independent contractors and not actual employees. In any case, you could end up suing the driver for their actions, which could have compensation limitations. This is why it is important to talk to us today for more information on what you can do about your case. Call now.