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What to Do If Your Uber Gets in an Accident?


October 5, 2019

Have You Ever Wanted to Know What To Do If Your Uber Gets Into an Accident?

In the past decade, Uber has become one of the biggest trends to take the world by storm. If you’re unfamiliar with Uber, it’s a rideshare app that allows people to request rides from drivers nearby, all from your own phone. Uber also happens to be extremely cheaper than regular taxi services and are often a lot quicker. Unfortunately, Uber still faces criticism to a certain degree and accidents can still happen.

What Makes Riding in an Uber So Dangerous?

The dangerous part of riding in an uber is the distraction potential. Because of the uber app only being functional on a smartphone, the uber driver constantly takes his hands off the wheel and stops paying full attention to the road in order to use the app. And unfortunately, one of the most significant leads to car accidents is cell phone use.

What is Uber’s Insurance Policy?

When you submit a feedback report of the accident to uber, they will of course refund you for your trip. You can submit a feedback report by using the “help” button on the app. After Uber receives the accident report, an Uber accident lawyer will contact you shortly in regards to the details of the accident. Whether or not you suffered any injuries, it’s important to know what to do next.

The insurance company for Uber is James River Insurance. In order to drive for Uber, the driver has to have their own insurance policy, but uber also provides all their drivers with a varying insurance policy, which depends solely on the status of the driver.

Filing a Claim and Who To File it With?

When you happen to get into an accident while riding passenger in an Uber, you will receive compensation. If the accident was the other drivers’ fault , must file a claim with his or her personal insurance policy. If the crash was your Uber drivers’ fault then you’ll receive compensation from Uber. No matter how the accident started, the passenger is considered an innocent party, and is always protected. When you file a claim you’ll receive payment for hospital expenses, medicine costs, surgery fees, and your physical therapy you may or may not need. You’ll also get payment for any lost income from missing work due to the Uber accident injuries.

If you have been injured in accident in Los Angeles and you don’t know what to do next, Contact our personal injury lawyer Los Angeles at The Farias Firm, PC on (818) 222-2222.

 

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