Lehigh Acres Uber Accident Lawyer
Uber certainly has its convenient aspects, but it has only made road safety worse by adding cars to the roads—cars that are, more often than not, operated by distracted drivers. Whether you were injured as an Uber passenger, pedestrian, cyclist, or as an occupant of another motor vehicle, you have the right to seek compensation from Uber and/or the Uber driver who caused the crash themselves. Our Lehigh Acres Uber accident lawyer at Cardinal Law, P.A. can help you get the compensation your injuries demand.
Uber Drivers are Distracted
Just about every driver uses their cell phone while driving from time to time. However, Uber drivers are particularly reliant on their devices. Whether they are watching the screen for directions, working the app as they drive, or looking at or manipulating their phone for any other purpose, they are spreading their concentration thin. All it takes to get in a wreck is a moment of distraction. One other form of distraction that Uber drivers, in particular, are prone to is making conversation with the passenger in the back seat.
Uber Drivers are Unfamiliar With the Roads and the Route
One would assume that Uber drivers, like taxicab drivers, know the roads in their area like the back of their hands. However, this is generally not true. For one, the typical Uber driver only drives with Uber for a few months before quitting and moving on to new employment. This does not give a driver much time to spend familiarizing themselves with the roads. Secondly, many Uber drivers do not work on roads near their own home; instead, they choose more heavily trafficked areas, or more wealthy areas.
Uber’s Insurance Policy for Injured Victims
The app is on but the Uber driver does not have a passenger and is not en route to a passenger:
- $50,000 in bodily injury per person, $100,000 per accident
- $25,000 in property damage per accident
The app is on and the Uber driver has a passenger or is en route to pick up a passenger:
- $1 million in bodily injury/property damage
If the Uber driver did not have the app on at all, you can only file a claim with the driver, not Uber. However, if the app was on and your damages exceed Uber’s policy limits, you can seek additional compensation from the Uber driver as well. If, on the other hand, you were injured in an Uber but the Uber driver did not cause the crash, neither Uber nor the Uber driver can be held accountable. In this scenario, you would file a claim with the at-fault driver or other liable party.
Call a Lehigh Acres Uber Accident Lawyer Today
Figuring out what happened in an Uber crash, and what steps you should take next, is difficult for most people, particularly because they were not in the front seat and likely do not know who was at fault. If you were injured, a Lehigh Acres Uber accident lawyer is here to help you move forward with a claim. Call Cardinal Law, P.A. today at 239-610-0845 to schedule a free consultation.