Carlsbad Uber Accident Lawyer
Uber is the most popular rideshare app in the world. According to one estimate, over 90 million people have used the Uber app to request a vehicle to come pick them up. Like other rideshare companies, Uber employs independent contractors who use their own vehicles to transport customers. Although the company screens drivers, the fact is that many Uber driver will get into a collision, injuring their passengers and other motorists on the road. Contact our Carlsbad Uber accident lawyer at Pursley Law Firm today if you were hurt in a collision. You can possibly sue for compensation or submit an insurance claim for your losses.
Injured in an Uber Accident? How Pursley Law Firm Can Help
Our law firm can assist anyone hurt in an Uber accident. One important task is uncovering the cause of the accident. In California, Uber accidents are legally analyzed like any other car accident: they are based on fault. The party at fault will need to pay compensation to anyone hurt in the crash.
The most common reasons for an Uber accident include:
- Negligent driving by your Uber driver
- Speeding or going too fast for conditions
- Negligent driving by another motorist on the road
- Intoxicated or impaired driving
- Distracted driving
- Driver fatigue
These errors can lead to side-impact collisions, sideswipes, rollovers, and rear-end wrecks. Some Uber drivers even drive off the road, especially if they fall asleep—which is possible, since many Uber drivers do this gig on the side after getting off from their day job.
You have a right to compensation for your injuries and all associated costs. For example, someone seated in the back of an Uber can suffer whiplash, concussions, and fractures. You can have the at-fault driver cover your medical bills and pay for lost income by making a claim on their insurance. Similarly, you might have been driving another vehicle when it was smashed into by an Uber driver.
Uber drivers have insurance to cover the accidents they cause. As a passenger, the policy limit is $1 million. However, if you were a pedestrian or other motorist struck by an Uber driver, then the amount will depend on whether the Uber had a passenger.
What happens if you were riding in an Uber and another vehicle rear ends you? This other driver probably is at fault for the collision, so you submit your personal injury claim to their insurance. The good news is that Uber’s policy will cover uncompensated losses that exceed the other driver’s policy limits. Because California only requires $15,000 in bodily injury liability per injured victim, this is good news.
Contact Us Today
Uber has revolutionized transportation, but accidents involving their drivers are in many ways like other car crashes in our state. We rely on much of the same evidence, such as eyewitness statements and the police report. We have also negotiated with these insurance companies before. At Pursley Law Firm, our Carlsbad Uber accident lawyer is available to go in greater depth about your rights following a collision.