Uber is one of the most popular rideshare services on the roadway. However, when an accident occurs involving an Uber vehicle, it can be confusing to know how you will recover compensation. At Paulozzi LPA, we understand these complex car accident cases and are ready to help. If you need an Uber accident attorney in Youngstown, our team will investigate your case and work to secure the compensation you need for all crash-related expenses.

Understanding that Uber accidents happen

The state of Ohio does not keep exact statistics on how many accidents occur involving Uber vehicles. As you might expect, the rideshare company Uber also does not readily release this information. However, considering that Uber drivers are on the road for hours and hours each day, it is inevitable that they will be involved in an accident. During the latest reporting year of data from the Ohio Department of Transportation, we know that there were more than 300,000 total vehicle accidents across the state. Out of those, there were 1,179 fatalities and more than 75,000 injury crashes.

A closer look at the data will reveal that there were 5,484 total crashes in Mahoning County, which caused 19 fatalities and 2,243 injuries.

The insurance problem with Uber

Most car accident injury victims will rely on the insurance carrier of the at-fault driver to recover compensation. However, there will likely be more than one insurance carrier to deal with concerning these accidents.

  • If an Uber driver causes an accident while they are not signed into the Uber app to work, then their personal insurance carrier is responsible for covering damages.
  • If the driver is signed into the app to work but does not have a passenger when they cause an accident, their personal carrier is still primarily responsible for any damages. Uber’s insurance policy will only kick in if a claim is denied or fails to pay out a sufficient amount.
  • If a driver is signed into the app to work and has a passenger (or is on the way to get one), then Uber’s $1 million insurance policy is supposed to pay for any damages to parties involved.

Sorting through all of this insurance mess can be incredibly complicated, especially when you need to be focused on recovering from your injuries.

Our team is ready to help you through this

If you or someone you care about has been injured in an Uber accident in the Boston area, you need to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Paulozzi LPA, we have the skills and resources you need to secure maximum compensation for your case. This can include:

  • Coverage of your medical bills
  • Lost wages if you are unable to work
  • General household expenses
  • Possible physical therapy expenses
  • Pain and suffering damages

We will conduct a thorough investigation into your case, and we are not afraid of taking on insurance carriers. When you need an Uber accident attorney in Youngstown, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 888-710-0040.

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