It is now commonplace to see Uber vehicles everywhere on the roadway, offering convenient and relatively inexpensive rides for residents of Toledo. However, what happens if you or someone you care about is injured in an accident involving an Uber vehicle? At Paulozzi LPA, our team has vast experience handling car accident cases, and we are familiar with the complexities of insurance issues surrounding rideshare accidents. Let our Toledo Uber accident attorneys get to work securing the compensation you deserve.

Do we need to worry about Uber accidents?

If it seems like you have not heard about many Uber accidents occurring, that is because Uber does not like to advertise when their vehicles are involved in a crash. However, according to the Ohio Highway Safety Office, there were more than 300,000 total traffic accidents reported across this state in the latest data year available. It would be naive to think that these incidents, which caused more than 100,000 injuries and more than 1,100 fatalities, did not involve any rideshare vehicles. Uber drivers are just like anybody else on the roadway – they have no additional driver safety training, and they are using their personal vehicles.

Will Uber cover expenses in the event a crash occurs?

Uber is a large company that generates plenty of revenue, but that means nothing in the event an accident occurs. Just like every other car accident, incidents involving Uber vehicles can become an insurance nightmare for injured victims. When an Uber accident occurs, insurance coverage depends on what the rideshare driver is doing at the time of the incident.

  • Uber drivers who do not have passengers and are not signed into the “app” to work will have to rely on their personal insurance carrier to cover any damages they cause an accident.
  • If an Uber driver is signed into the “app” to work but does not have any passengers when they cause an accident, their personal insurance carrier is going to be the primary coverage provider. Uber does provide limited coverage in these instances, but only if a claim is denied or if the driver’s personal coverage limits are exhausted.
  • If an Uber driver is working and has a passenger, or is on the way to pick one up, when an accident occurs, Uber’s $1 million liability insurance policy is supposed to kick in and cover every party involved.

These cases will still require extensive investigations by a car accident attorney. Insurance companies are notoriously difficult to deal with, and they do not want to hand over large settlements. Your attorney will be responsible for thoroughly investigating what happened and handling negotiations with every party involved.

Contact our team for help today

If you or a loved one have been injured in a crash involving an Uber vehicle, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Paulozzi LPA, our qualified and experienced team will get to work on your behalf immediately in order to secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:

  • All of your medical expenses related to the crash
  • Lost income if you cannot work while you recover
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Possible punitive damages against the negligent party

If you need a Toledo 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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