What To Do If Injured in an Uber Accident
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Uber has become an incredibly successful business, wielding total assets worth $15.3 billion in 2017. However, Uber drivers are involved in car accidents every day, and if you’ve been injured in a wreck, you may be wondering what your options are for recovering compensation.
One of the reasons Uber has become so successful is that it can often avoid liability for accidents by pawning the responsibility off on its drivers. Uber may try to convince you to seek compensation solely from the driver, but there are ways to know whether you also have a claim against Uber.
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Who Is Responsible: Uber or the Uber Driver?
Uber classifies its drivers as independent contractors, though this is the subject matter of a number of lawsuits. An independent contractor assumes more liability for the work they do than an employee, and typically carries less insurance than the company they work for. However, there are instances where you can recover for any injuries you sustained in the accident from Uber directly.
If an Uber driver’s app is on, Uber provides a low amount of supplemental insurance for any accident its driver is involved in. If the driver has accepted a ride from a future passenger, or currently has a passenger in their car, a higher amount of supplemental insurance kicks in.
Unfortunately, if neither of these situations applies, you may have to rely on receiving compensation from the Uber driver’s personal insurance policy. San Antonio follows Texas’ requirements for Uber driver’s minimum liability coverage, meaning that the driver would be covered for up to $50,000 per person injured in the wreck (up to a total of $100,000), and $25,000 in property damage per accident.
In order to get Uber to pay for an accident their driver caused, you will likely need to prove that their driver either had the app turned on, was on the way to pick up a passenger, or had a passenger currently in their car. Therefore, it is incredibly important to collect as much evidence as possible at the scene of the accident.
The first thing you should do when you are involved in an accident with a rideshare driver is ensure that everyone is safe and uninjured. Call the necessary emergency services; even if no one is injured, you should still call the police. The police should make a written report of the accident, which will likely detail which driver was at fault.
You should speak with eyewitnesses, including any passengers the driver was in the process of transporting. Any details the passengers give you about any reckless behavior on the driver’s part may come in handy later on.
If there are no passengers, be sure to ask for details about whether the driver was heading to a potential passenger’s location or whether the driver was merely driving the taxi during their off hours. It will also be important to ask the Uber driver about their app status, and whether they had it turned on or off.
Our San Antonio Uber Accident Lawyers Can Help
At Zinda Law Group, our San Antonio rideshare accident attorneys have helped thousands of crash victims get their lives back on track after suffering an injury. We have the knowledge and resources necessary to help you seek maximum compensation for medical bills, lost income, property damage, pain and suffering, and all the other ways your injury has cost you.
Our firm also believes that an Uber accident victim should never have to worry about their ability to afford legal representation. That is why we offer 100% free consultations, and why you will pay nothing unless we achieve a favorable settlement, judgment, or verdict for your personal injury case. That’s our No Fee Guarantee.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a wreck, call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 to receive your free consultation with our Uber accident lawyers in San Antonio, Texas.
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