Ten years ago, the word “Uber” would not have meant anything to you. Now, however, most people are familiar with Uber and other ridesharing services. Uber is a popular way to get around, particularly if you do not have a vehicle or you need a designated driver. However, there are times when accidents happen involving these vehicles. At Paulozzi LPA, our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to get to work figuring out what happened so we can secure the compensation you deserve. When you need a Brooklyn Heights Uber accident attorney, call us today.

What can happen in these incidents?

We cannot give you exact statistics for how many Uber vehicles are involved in vehicle crashes. What we can tell you is that for the latest reporting year in Ohio, there were more than 300,000 total vehicle crashes. Out of those, there were:

  • 1,179 fatalities
  • Over 75,000 injury crashes

With the rise in popularity of ridesharing services like Uber, we know that accidents with these vehicles do occur. Just like any other vehicle crash, passengers inside the Uber and those struck by an Uber vehicle can be seriously injured.

However, recover compensation in the aftermath of an Uber crash can become incredibly complicated. Uber drivers do have insurance from the company. In fact, Uber has a strong policy for drivers, but it does not always apply.

  • If a driver is not signed into the Uber app to work and is out driving for personal reasons, the driver’s primary insurance carrier is responsible for all expenses related to the crash.
  • If a driver is signed into the Uber app and is waiting to be alerted to a fare, then their personal insurer is still the primary insurer. Uber’s insurance will only kick in to cover expenses if the primary insurer denies a claim or will not cover all of the expenses.
  • If a driver is heading to pick up a passenger or already has a passenger in their vehicle when they get into an accident, Uber’s $1 million insurance policy will kick in. This policy covers the Uber driver, their passengers, and anyone else affected by the crash.

We are ready to get to work on your Uber case

The last thing you should have to worry about when you take an Uber ride is that you or a loved one will be harmed. You should also never have to worry about getting struck by an Uber vehicle. At Paulozzi LPA, we are ready to help you if you or a loved one have been injured in an Uber accident. We will look into all aspects of the incident and work to secure the compensation you need, including:

  • Coverage of medical expenses
  • Recovery of lost wages 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 a Brooklyn Heights 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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