The name Uber has become synonymous with convenient and relatively inexpensive rides. While catching an Uber may seem like an easy way to get from place to place, what happens if you are in an accident involving an Uber vehicle? At Paulozzi LPA, we have vast experience helping car accident victims secure the compensation they need, and our Akron Uber accident attorneys are here to help.

How often do Uber accidents occur in Akron?

While there are no exact statistics of how many car accidents in this area involve Uber drivers, we can see that there were more than 300,000 total crashes across the state during the latest reporting year. According to data from the Ohio Highway Safety Office, car accidents caused more than 100,000 injuries and 1,179 fatalities in the latest year in the state.

When considering these statistics, it is important to remember that Uber drivers are just like every other driver on the roadway. They do not have any specific training regarding traffic safety, and they are using their personal vehicles to transport passengers from place to place.

Will insurance cover these expenses?

Most people think that a big company like Uber will simply hand over money in the event an accident occurs with one of their vehicles. However, that is not the case. Just like other car accidents, Uber accidents can quickly get bogged down in an insurance nightmare. Rideshare companies like Uber have a tiered system of insurance that completely depends on what the driver is doing at the time an accident occurs.

  • If a driver has no passengers and is not signed into the “app” to work when they cause an accident, then that driver’s personal insurance carrier is responsible for coverage.
  • If a driver is signed into the “app” to work but does not have a passenger when they cause an accident, the driver’s personal insurance carrier is still going to be the primary coverage. In these instances, Uber will provide a limited amount of coverage in the event a claim is denied or if insurance limits are exhausted.
  • If a driver has a passenger or is on the way to pick one up when an accident occurs, Uber has a one million dollar liability insurance policy that is supposed to kick in to cover everybody involved in the accident.

While this may seem straightforward, these incidents still require extensive investigation in order to prove liability. A car accident attorney will be responsible for negotiating with all parties involved to secure the compensation you need.

Our team will help secure the compensation you need

If you or someone you care about has been injured in a crash involving an Uber vehicle, you should seek legal assistance today. At Paulozzi LPA, our team will get to work investigating your case immediately. Our goal is to secure any compensation you are entitled to, which can include:

  • Coverage of medical expenses related to the crash
  • Recovery of lost income if you cannot work
  • Coverage of physical therapy
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Possible punitive damages against the negligent party

If you need an Akron Uber accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 888-710-0040.

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