Reseda Uber Accident Lawyer
Uber’s popularity is no surprise in areas like Reseda where extensive, efficient public transportation doesn’t exist and provides convenient, economic tailored transport with the push of a button through an app. When Uber accidents happen, though, the number of parties involved, and the question of a driver’s status can be understandably confusing. The experienced Reseda Uber accident lawyers at Walch Law know this and offer a no obligation, free initial consultation to talk about how to get you the money you deserve, explain the process of a lawsuit, and answer your questions. Call Robert and Gary Walch todayReseda Accident Risks
With so many people trying to multitask and work while commuting, avoid public transportation, or simply avoid the high cost of car ownership, it’s no surprise Uber reports more than 15 million passengers use their rideshare service daily. Especially so in heavily populated, congested areas like Reseda. However, the use of Uber puts more traffic on the road around large, congested freeways like the 101 and 405, it’s no surprise they contribute to increases in accidents in the area. Uber reported 58 fatal crashes related to Uber trips recently but failed to disclose how many accidents and injuries took place. Major highways and busy roads like Sherman Way and Reseda Boulevard provide ample opportunity for Uber-involved collisions, injuries, and fatalities to occur.Who Will Pay for My Injuries?
Depending on the driver’s status at the time of the accident, there might be several parties who are responsible for paying if you’ve been negligently injured.Off-Duty Drivers
If the Uber driver isn’t logged into their Uber app and is not available for hire, Uber’s company insurance doesn’t apply. The driver’s personal auto insurance policy must cover any liability the driver incurred due to their negligent, injury-causing actions behind the wheel.Available Drivers Who Are Not Hired
If the driver is logged into their Uber app and can be hired by a customer, the company’s auto insurance policy will cover up to $50,000 bodily injury coverage per person, up to $100,000 in liability for total injuries per crash the driver causes, and $25,000 in property damage the driver caused. The Uber driver’s injuries and damage to their vehicle, however, will not be covered.Hired Driver en Route to Pick Up Passenger
Once an Uber driver is hired and is en route to the passenger for pickup, Uber’s liability insurance coverage goes up to $1 million.Passenger Picked Up and Driver is en Route to Destination
Once the driver picks up the passenger and is en route to their destination, Uber’s elevated insurance policy applies. That policy covers $1 million in liability and $1 million worth of bodily injuries. Uber’s insurer must also cover driver vehicle damage, but only if the driver also has their own personal collision or comprehensive insurance coverage.What to Do if You’re Involved in a Reseda Uber Accident
After an accident occurs involving an Uber, there are a few important steps you need to take to gather valuable evidence, treat your injuries, and collect information that will help you in the future.
- Call 911 right away if anyone is injured or property is damaged
- Notify law enforcement and cooperate to help officers complete an accident report
- Notify your insurance company to begin the claims process, but avoid giving a recorded statement if possible
- Seek immediate medical treatment even if you believe you were not hurt
- Gather important evidence including the police report, photographs of the scene and vehicles, your injuries, names and information of everyone involved in the accident as well as any eyewitnesses and the responding officers
- Get the license and personal auto insurance information of the Uber driver
- Contact a Reseda Uber accident lawyer
If you or a loved one have been hurt in an Uber accident, we understand your life has likely been turned upside down and there is often a lot of anxiety surrounding medical expenses, your inability to work, or even simply the prospect of financial insecurity from the costs related to your injuries. Reseda personal injury attorneys Robert and Gary Walch will work hard from the moment they are hired to get you the most money as fast as possible for your injuries. Our team makes sure your case is handled without any unnecessary delays, and to give you peace of mind we will always keep you updated on the status of your case. Contact us today to get your questions answered and learn why Walch Law is the team you want in your corner.