Fort Myers Uber Accident Lawyer
Uber has its benefits. It makes airport trips, getting home from the bars, and exploring new cities convenient. However, Uber is also making the roads less safe by adding unnecessary traffic to the roads, and encouraging its drivers to stare into phones—and often manually manipulate the app and directions to the destination—as they drive. If you were injured in an Uber crash, whether you were a passenger or third party driver, cyclist, or pedestrian, you are likely entitled to compensation from the driver or Uber, and possibly both. The Fort Myers Uber accident lawyer at Cardinal Law, P.A. has experience handling Uber crashes, and knows how to deliver results for our clients.
Uber’s Liability Policy
Uber maintains a substantial insurance policy for riders and other third parties in the event that the Uber driver causes a crash resulting in injury. However, this policy—and the size of the plaintiff’s potential payout—only applies in certain situations.
When the Uber app is off:
- Only the driver’s own liability insurance is applicable
- Uber is not liable
When the Uber app is on and the driver is waiting for a rider:
- $50,000 per person and $100,000 per accident for injuries
- $25,000 in property damage per accident
When the Uber app is on and the driver has a passenger or is en route to pick up a passenger
- $1,000,000 in property damage and bodily injury coverage
If your damages exceed Uber’s policy limits, whether the crash occurred when the driver had a passenger or the app was simply turned on, you can also seek compensation from the Uber driver directly (through their personal auto insurance policy). There are also instances in which exceeding Uber’s policy limits, and seeking that compensation from the rideshare company, might be necessary, such as in catastrophic injury cases or wrongful death claims.
How the Crash Happened Impacts Liability
Knowing who was at fault in an Uber crash can be complicated, especially if you were a passenger and were not looking out the front window at the time. Below are a few crash scenarios that may help explain potential liable parties:
- Another driver caused the crash and you were an Uber passenger: that other driver is liable. Uber and the Uber driver might also be partially at fault, and therefore also liable for your damages.
- You were hit as a pedestrian or bicyclist by an Uber driver: Uber/the Uber driver are liable
- You were in another vehicle and the Uber driver caused the crash: Uber/the Uber driver are liable
- You were the Uber driver and another driver caused the crash: The other driver is liable. Uber’s Uninsured Motorist policy might also apply.
Contact a Fort Myers Uber Accident Lawyer Today
Victims in Uber crashes deserve compensation equal in magnitude to their damages. This means medical bills, pain and suffering, lost income, and much more. Call the Fort Myers Uber accident lawyers at Cardinal Law, P.A. today at 844-874-PAIN to schedule a free consultation.