Uber Accidents: Who is Responsible for Injuries? November 23, 2018 | Categories: Uncategorized

uber accidentsMany people have started using Uber rides an alternative to traditional taxi services. When accidents happen, liability issues can present a confusing legal problem. Whether or not Uber will pay for damages will depend on the facts of the case.

If the driver was using the ride share app at the time that the accident occurred, it may be possible to file a claim with Uber in some cases. Uber provides coverage of up to $1 million for each Uber driver and up to $1 million in cases that involve an uninsured or underinsured motorist. This only applies if the wreck occurred during a ride share ride.

If an Uber driver is driving between rides when an accident occurs, Uber provides more limited coverage. Uber provides up to $50,000 coverage for personal injuries per person and up to $100,000 per accident for personal injuries as well as up to $50,000 coverage for property damage if the driver is logged into the app but not carrying a passenger at the time of the accident.

If the accident was caused by another driver and injured a passenger in an Uber vehicle, the at-fault driver’s insurance policy may cover the accident. If their policy does not fully cover the costs related to the passenger’s injuries and the Uber driver had their application open, Uber’s uninsured/underinsured policy may cover the damages.

If you have questions about Uber driver liability, contact a personal injury lawyer Greenville SC. Some of the issues related to coverage can be complex. If you are an Uber driver who has been injured in an accident for example, getting Uber to pay for damages associated with the incident can be a difficult process. Uber insurance claims are increasing as more people are using this service in South Carolina.

A South Carolina Uber accident attorney is in the best position to explain how state law applies to filing a claim related to an Uber accident. Schedule a consultation today at Garcia Law LLC to speak to a Greenville car accident lawyer.