As ridesharing services rapidly expand across California the number of Uber accidents is increasing.
What distraught victims are quickly finding out is that if you’re involved in an Uber accident, Lyft accident, or other type of ridesharing accident, getting out of the hospital is just the first step in a long and grueling recovery process.
To make matters worse, finding a personal injury lawyer with experience dealing with the tricky ins and outs of Uber accident claim can be difficult.
The legal professionals at Sally Morin Law are different.
We have been helping victims of Uber and other ride-sharing accidents make their personal injury claims in Northern and Southern California since 2009.
If you have suffered:
Keep reading to learn why Sally Morin Law is the best option for making your Uber accident claim.
While there have been dozens of high-profile media stories, finding exact numbers on Uber crashes can be difficult.
Because many municipalities simply don’t record such data. And of course, Uber isn't reporting their data publicly.
But in 2015 the Taxi and Limousine Commission of New York City conducted an audit of crash data in the Big Apple and found Uber drivers were five times more likely to be involved in fatal car crashes than licensed taxi drivers.
And at Sally Morin Law, we've helped dozens of Uber accident clients since 2009.
Protecting yourself after an Uber accident starts the minute the dust settles. And there are a number of things you may be tempted to do that could potentially hurt your ability to make a claim that you should be aware of:
If you've been involved in an Uber accident, it's imperative you speak to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to protect the value of your claim. Witnesses vanish, evidence disappears, and paperwork gets lost. Get in touch so we can help protect the value of your claim starting today.
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As a means of protecting itself against insurance claims, the company requires that all drivers have an active personal auto insurance policy.
However, that policy is not designed to protect passengers in the event of an Uber accident. Insurance policies almost always include a “for hire” exclusion or clause which states that if a driver is using their personal automobile in a “for hire” capacity (such as driving paying passengers to and from destinations) the policy is voided.
Due to recent legal action in 19 states including California, Uber’s own insurance—insurance above and beyond a driver’s personal policy—can be held liable to contribute up to $1 million total for any damages or injuries sustained in an accident.
While the ridesharing app does have a hotline to report your accident details to which you should use, we don't advise you speak with their insurance company.
Like most insurance adjusters, they are highly trained to minimize your claim or trick you into giving a recorded statement that reduces or completely limits your ability to make a claim.
Uber's insurance adjuster is James River Insurance based out of Virginia, and our team of Uber accident attorneys are well-versed in getting them to pay claims in excess of $500,000 on behalf of our clients.
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