San Jose Uber Accident Lawyer
Ridesharing services are extremely popular in Santa Clara County and throughout the Bay Area, and some interesting statistics from BuildFire, a mobile app developer, are proof: Over 3 million individuals drive for Uber, completing more than 40 million trips per month for users who appreciate the convenience, cost, and availability of ridesharing. Unfortunately, the benefits do not extend over into the area of safety. There is still a risk of being involved in an Uber accident, either through negligence of your driver or some other motorist on the road.
Our attorneys at the Solution Now Law Firm have represented many victims injured in connection with rideshare collisions, so we have considerable experience in the relevant legal concepts. Please contact our office to set up a free consultation with a San Jose Uber accident lawyer who can explain your rights. You may also benefit from reviewing a summary of the basics.
Liability Questions in Uber Crashes
Because car accidents are typically based upon the legal concept of negligence, you need to prove that the other motorist breached the duty to drive safely and caused the collision through carelessness. However, there are additional factors to note when the auto crash involves an Uber trip. Your rights may depend on whether you are:
- An Uber passenger who booked a trip;
- You were the driver or occupant of another car in an accident caused by an Uber driver; and/or,
- You were injured as a pedestrian, bicycle rider, or other road user.
In addition, there are liability questions regarding whether the Uber driver was logged into the app while searching for customers or engaged in a trip. Uber’s $1 million insurance coverage only extends to Uber drivers who are using the app while transporting a customer or waiting for someone to book. Otherwise, you would have to seek compensation through the responsible driver’s insurance policy – just as with any other accident.
Insurance and Uber Accident Claims
Regardless of whether you are filing a claim with Uber’s insurer or another motorist’s policy, the process is rarely easy. Instead of receiving payment after submitting your forms, you may receive a denial of your claim or lowball counteroffer. If the insurance company refuses to pay a fair amount, you may need to initiate litigation.
Our team at the Solution Now Law Firm will tackle the claims process and negotiate on your behalf with the insurance company, but we are equally prepared to take your case to court. It is our goal to recover full monetary damages for your losses, including medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Schedule a Free Consultation with a San Jose Uber Accidents Attorney
Ridesharing collisions may be an emerging area of law, but our team at the Solution Now Law Firm is prepared to overcome challenges. We are aggressive in dealing with insurance companies and will fight for you in court as necessary to get the compensation you deserve. Please contact our office at 408-256-2871 or go online to schedule a complimentary case assessment with a San Jose Uber accidents lawyer today.