Marlton Uber Accident Lawyer
Rideshare apps have grown in popularity in the past decade. One popular rideshare company is Uber. Uber has been around since 2010 and has already given out more than 5 billion rides.
If you don’t have a vehicle, getting a ride from an Uber driver is a great way to get from place to place, whether you need to get to work, the airport, a doctor appointment, or other errands. While you might expect a certain degree of safety, not all drivers are cautious. Some drive while distracted. Others are intoxicated. Then there are those who speed or drive recklessly.
If you get into an accident while you’re an Uber passenger, you may wonder about the process. Who do you contact? What coverage applies? If you have questions, a Marlton Uber accident lawyer from Monaco Law PC has answers. Contact us today if you have been involved in an Uber accident.
Uber Insurance Coverage
Uber offers several levels of insurance coverage, depending on the status of the driver:
- Offline/driver app is off. The driver’s personal insurance company and coverages apply.
- Available/waiting for a ride request. Uber offers $25,000 in property damage per accident, $50,000 in bodily injury per person, and $100,000 in bodily injury per accident.
- En route to pick up riders/during trips. In the event of an accident, Uber offers $1 million in third-party liability, uninsured/underinsured motorist bodily injury coverage, and contingent comprehensive and collision coverage.
Handling an Uber Accident
For the most part, you should handle an Uber accident the same way as you would any other car accident. Call the police. If anyone is injured, call 911 and get medical services.
Next, you will want to gather the driver’s information. This includes their name, contact information, license plate number, registration, and insurance information. You should also report the accident to Uber. You should be able to do so in the app.
You will also need to inform your insurance company about the incident. The claims process should be easy, since you likely have no liability. However, these claims can be more complicated in some ways. For example, contacting Uber can be difficult, as it is a corporation rather than an individual. In most cases, Uber is almost impossible to reach by phone. You may need to email them in order to get a hold of them
Contact Monaco Law PC Today
Many people use rideshare apps to get from place to place. While Uber can be handy and convenient, it’s important to be aware that accidents can still happen. Make sure you understand the proper procedures.
If you have been involved in a crash as an Uber passenger, seek legal help from Monaco Law PC. We’ll help you understand how much your injuries could be worth. To schedule a free consultation with a Marlton Uber accident lawyer, fill out the online form or call (609) 277-3166.