Car accidents are an unfortunate fact of life, and there’s nothing preventing Uber drivers from getting into accidents when driving clients from one location to another. Uber drivers, after all, are only human like the rest of us. And since ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft are on the rise, more and more Uber vehicles are becoming involved in collisions.
There really isn’t much of a difference between Uber drivers and regular drivers. The main difference is the amount of insurance that is carried by the drivers. Ordinary drivers may get away with carrying as little insurance as required (15/39 is the standard — $15,000 per victim and $30,000 per accident. This usually limits the amount a victim of a motor accident receives as compensation from an at-fault driver. Uber, however, is a multi-billion dollar company that has enormous assets to protect. Because of this, Uber requires each driver has to carry West Virginia’s minimum amount of insurance set by Uber – which can be up to a million dollars in some states — of coverage while on the job.
This means that four types of victims may be eligible for a much higher compensation amount, depending on their injuries. This includes:
If you are involved in a rideshare accident and your Uber driver was at fault, you may be entitled to compensation to cover medical bills, loss of income, and non-economic damages. Our Morgantown Uber accident attorneys are experienced in handling these types of cases, and our skilled team will help ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
If an Uber driver causes an accident that injures you while they are on the clock, Uber’s limited commercial vehicle insurance policy becomes responsible for paying out any damages that are not covered by the driver’s insurance. However, if another vehicle hit the Uber vehicle you’re riding in, then the other driver becomes responsible for compensating you for damages.
Liability has to be established when starting a claims process. Our Morgantown Uber accident attorneys are experienced at proving negligence, liability, and damages. Some of the evidence our lawyers may need to gather include:
Sometimes the at-fault driver denies liability, which means your case will most likely be taken to trial. In the event of a trial, our skilled Morgantown Uber accident attorneys are here to provide you with support every step of the way. Contact Shenderovich, Shenderovich, and Fishman now for your free consultation.