07 Mar 2023
If your Uber or Lyft driver is involved in a car accident while driving you, your first priority should be to ensure that you and everyone involved in the rideshare accident is safe. After the accident happened, it is important to seek medical attention if necessary.
Here are the steps you should take:
Overall, it’s important to stay calm and collected in the event of an accident. Following these steps will help ensure that you and everyone involved is safe and that the appropriate actions are taken to handle the Uber accident.
In general, Uber can be held liable for accidents involving their drivers if the Uber driver was at fault or if the driver was acting within the scope of their employment with Uber at the time of the accident. However, the specifics of liability can vary depending on the circumstances of the Uber accident and the laws of the state or country where the Uber accident occurred.
Uber provides Uber insurance coverage for their drivers, which can vary depending on the driver’s status at the time of the accident. If the Uber driver was on the app and waiting for a ride request, but had not yet accepted a ride, Uber provides limited liability insurance coverage for damages to third-party property and bodily injury caused by the driver.
If the driver was on their way to pick up a passenger or was driving with a passenger in the car, Uber provides additional insurance coverage. This coverage includes liability coverage for bodily injury or property damage caused by the driver, as well as uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage in case the at-fault driver does not have an adequate driver’s persona; insurance plan.
However, it’s important to note that Uber’s insurance coverage may not cover all damages or injuries that occur in an Uber car accident involving their drivers. If the driver was not at fault, the other driver’s insurance may be responsible for covering the damages, including medical bills. Additionally, if the driver was using their personal vehicle for Uber trips, the driver’s personal insurance may also come into play.
If you’re involved in an Uber car accident with an Uber driver, it’s important to report the accident to Uber and seek legal advice from a personal injury lawyer to understand your rights and options for pursuing compensation.
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