Philadelphia Uber Accident Lawyer
Ubers are everywhere in Philadelphia—but you might not even know it. The country’s largest rideshare company, Uber hires ordinary people to transport people around the city using the driver’s own vehicle. Customers use an app to request a ride and pay, which makes for a completely contactless experience. Uber has grown rapidly, with millions of people using the app each month.
However, Uber drivers make mistakes behind the wheel, just like other drivers. And innocent people end up getting hurt. If you were hit by an Uber, or if you were riding as an Uber passenger during a crash, contact Monaco Law PC today. Our Philadelphia Uber accident lawyer will meet to discuss your case and possible compensation.
We Have Decades of Experience Obtaining Compensation for Clients
Bringing an injury claim against Uber is hard. The company doesn’t employ its drivers, who are considered independent contractors. As a result, you can’t hold Uber automatically liable for the crash. Fortunately, all drivers must have insurance, and this policy often pays out compensation to injured victims.
The amount of compensation you can get for a crash will depend on whether the driver was logged onto the app and had a ride:
- Not logged onto the app. The driver’s personal insurance comes into play. In Pennsylvania, motorists must carry minimum insurance to register a vehicle. This coverage, though, is bare bones. Personal auto insurance provides $15,000 in bodily injury liability per person injured, up to $30,000 for a single accident. Only $5,000 is available for property damage.
- App is on but the driver has not accepted a ride. If the driver is going around with the app on, then more insurance is available. You can get up to $50,000 in bodily injury liability, with $100,000 max. Property damage coverage comes in at $25,000.
- Driver has accepted a ride or has a passenger in the car with them. In these situations, $1 million in insurance is available for anyone hurt by the Uber driver. An Uber passenger is also covered to the tune of $1 million in underinsured/uninsured motorist insurance.
Your attorney should review whether the Uber driver was logged in and whether they had accepted a ride request. The differential amount of compensation is significant.
Remember to take all the following steps you normally would following a crash: get witness information, photograph the vehicles, and call the police. You should also immediately seek medical treatment for any injuries. Uber accident victims suffer all the same injuries that other auto accident victims experience, and the road to recovery is grueling.
Call Our Philadelphia Uber Accident Lawyers to Learn More
If you’ve been hurt in an Uber accident, you should move quickly to secure experienced legal help. Monaco Law has negotiated favorable settlements for rideshare accident victims in Philadelphia. Our lawyer is skilled at identifying fault and documenting a person’s injuries. These steps are necessary to maximize the amount of compensation you can take home.
To get started, contact our Philadelphia Uber accident lawyer today to schedule your free consultation.