Uber Accident Attorneys in Maryland, Virginia, & Washington D.C.Author: Portner & Shure, P.A.
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In recent years, the usage of rideshare services like Uber has grown. With more of these drivers on the roads, the chances of being involved in an accident with them have increased. Because different types of insurance coverage kick in depending on the phase of the drive, pursuing a claim after a collision involving an Uber driver is complex.
Our lawyers have over two decades of combined legal experience and are ready to provide the skilled guidance you need to effectively initiate legal action following a crash. Trying to go up against an insurance company on your own could be challenging, as they are interested in paying out as little as possible for damages. Our team has dealt with various insurance companies, and we have recovered favorable settlements for past clients. When you retain our services, we will level the playing field and fight hard to get the compensation you deserve.
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Uber Insurance Coverage
People who drive for Uber are considered independent contractors as opposed to employees of the company. That means Uber’s insurance coverage does not always apply after a traffic collision. If you were involved in an accident caused by an Uber driver – whether you were a passenger in the vehicle, the motorist of another car, or a pedestrian – when the collision took place matters.
Coverage for an Uber accident is as follows:
- App Off Phase: If the driver was not logged into the Uber system, their own insurance might be responsible for paying out for damages.
- App On, Waiting for a Passenger Phase: When the driver is waiting for or has accepted a ride request, Uber’s insurance kicks in.
- Ride Request Accepted Phase: When the driver is transporting a passenger, the rideshare company’s insurance coverage applies.
Providing Compassionate and Focused Legal Guidance
When pursuing an insurance claim, you must prove that the other driver was at fault for the accident. Determining liability requires collecting and documenting evidence of the scene, which is why it is important to get photos and/or videos, as well as medical treatment, immediately after the collision to help support your claim.
At Portner & Shure, our attorneys will examine every aspect of your circumstances to develop a strong legal strategy on your behalf. Understanding that an accident could result in huge medical bills, pain/suffering, lost wages, and other substantial damages, we will provide aggressive representation during negotiations or in court to recover the money you need for your expenses and losses. We will take care of the details of your case so you can take care of your health.
If you were injured in an Uber accident in Maryland, Virginia, or Washington D.C., speak with our lawyers about the incident during a free consultation. We can be reached by phone at (855) 954-4141 or online.