If you’ve been in an accident with an Uber vehicle, you will want to understand the next steps to get compensation for your damages and your losses. Whether you’re an Uber driver or a passenger in one, you should know what steps to take if an accident occurs. Our professional team of personal injury lawyers at Gosanko & O’Halloran can help represent those who been injured in an accident that resulted in a personal injury.
Insurance and Uber
The vehicle used with Uber is a personal vehicle that is used part of the time as a work vehicle. When the car isn’t on the app, the driver’s personal car insurance is their coverage. However, when they are on the app and picking up passengers, supplement liability insurance is included along with their personal insurance coverage. Uber provides up to $1 million in liability coverage for their drivers. Drivers are considered independent contractors. They aren’t employees, which allows Uber to avoid liability when drivers have accidents.
What happens when you’re the passenger?
The driver’s personal insurance probably won’t cover your injuries at all even if they were at fault, driving recklessly or maybe even intoxicated. Although the liability covered offered by Uber can pay for your injuries though. Always get medical treatment for your injuries after the accident as it proves your injuries were a result of said accident. It also documents your injuries so you can file a personal injury claim with our personal injury lawyer team. We know your rights and how to get the compensation you deserve for your medical bills or lost of wages.
Call to Schedule a Free Consultation With a Seattle Personal Injury Attorney Today
If you’ve been injured in an Uber accident, call to schedule a free consultation with a Seattle personal injury attorney today to discuss your case. Our professional legal staff at the law offices of Gosanko & O’Halloran, PLLC pride themselves on being your legal advocate that you especially need during this time. We serve all of Seattle, Washington and surrounding communities. To learn more about our experience and our legal services, visit our website at gosankoohalloran.com or give us a call at 206-275-0700 to schedule this important consultation to discuss your personal injury case.