Uber and other rideshare companies are gaining more popularity than ever in cities like New York, where traditional taxis can be more expensive and less pleasant to ride in. Like traditional taxi companies, Uber does not own or control every vehicle or driver who picks up passengers. Uber drivers are more like independent contractors who, with the help of the Uber mobile app, pick up and drop off customers at the requested destinations.
If you or a loved one has been in an accident with an Uber vehicle—either as a passenger inside the Uber vehicle, or as a driver or passenger in another vehicle involved in a collision—you should begin the process of starting a lawsuit as you would in any car accident. Hiring a knowledgeable personal injury attorney is always important, but it is even more necessary when the accident involves Uber because the Uber legal policies are still new and can be difficult to understand. For example, while Uber states that it provides $1,000,000 per accident in insurance coverage, the amount available to passengers can vary depending on many different factors. Also, it is still unclear based on Uber’s policy whether the company is legally responsible, or liable, for the actions of its drivers. This means that only a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer with experience in bringing car accident lawsuits will know who to sue, just the driver, or the driver and Uber the company, as well.
Since the Uber policy is still changing, and is difficult to understand, if you or someone you love has been injured in an Uber or rideshare related accident, call the knowledgeable and experienced attorneys at Greenberg Law P.C. to determine how to proceed with filing a lawsuit.
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Disclaimer: The information provided in this post in not intended to be construed as legal advice, nor should it be considered a substitute for obtaining individual legal counsel.