For many people throughout New York City & Westchester County, Uber is a fantastic means of transportation, as it is dependable, economical, and, typically, it is safe. Unfortunately, Uber drivers are only human, and it is not uncommon for accidents to happen on the road. If you are someone who was hurt as a passenger in an Uber vehicle or by an Uber vehicle as a driver, you need a New York City & Westchester County Uber accident lawyer on your side. Contact The Bàez Legal Group to learn more about Uber accidents, who is responsible when one happens, and how our firm can assist you through every step of the legal process ahead.
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Winning a personal injury claim is seldom easy. However, with competent legal assistance in your corner, you drastically increase your chances of recovering the compensation you need. You can depend on a New York City & Westchester County auto accident lawyer right here at our firm to fight for you.
Uber’s Liability Coverage | What You Should Know
The ridesharing services Uber and Lyft share a liability coverage system. Essentially, depending on the circumstances of an accident Uber may provide injured parties with a certain amount of financial compensation. Uber/Lyft’s liability coverage is as follows:
- Period 0: Period 0 is when an Uber driver isn’t logged into the app yet and causes an accident. Since the driver was not logged in or using the app, Uber will not provide liability coverage. This means that injured parties will have to sue the driver’s regular insurance company.
- Period 1: Period 1 is when an Uber driver is logged into the rideshare app but hasn’t accepted a ride yet and causes an accident. In this case, Uber provides liability coverage for up to $50,000 per person injured in the accident, $100,000 total injury liability per accident, and $25,000 in property damage liability.
- Period 2: Period 2 is when an Uber driver causes an accident after accepting a ride and is on the way to pick up a passenger. When this happens, Uber will provide the injured party with up to $1 million in liability coverage.
- Period 3: If an Uber driver picks up a passenger and causes an accident with a passenger in the car, Uber will provide $1 million in liability coverage, limited coverage for damage to the driver’s car, and uninsured motorists’ coverage.
To win a personal injury claim, you will have to prove liability, meaning you must prove that you were injured as a direct result of another person’s negligence. You will have to present evidence, such as pictures of the accident, witness testimony, or relevant medical documents that prove your injury was no fault of your own. You can depend on a New York City & Westchester County Uber accident lawyer right here at The Bàez Legal Group to fight for you.
Contact a New York City & Westchester County Uber Accident Lawyer
No one should have to pick up the pieces caused by a serious accident on their own. If you’ve been hurt, you should contact The Bàez Legal Group to schedule your free initial consultation with our firm. We are here to discuss your options and fight for your right to compensation today.