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Palm Beach Gardens Uber Accident Lawyer

The ridesharing service Uber has become increasingly popular in Palm Beach Gardens, and throughout Florida, over the years. The service provided by Uber is not only convenient, but it has also been touted as being a much safer way to travel for many. For example, when someone has too much to drink, taking an Uber is much safer than them getting behind the wheel themselves.

Unfortunately, Uber vehicles and the people who drive them can become involved in a crash on the roads just like any other. When these accidents occur, the aftermath is even more complicated for victims who deserve compensation. Below, our Palm Beach Gardens Uber accident lawyer outlines who is liable for these collisions, and which insurance company you can file a claim with to receive compensation.

Proving Liability After an Uber Accident

Determining liability after an Uber accident is very similar to determining fault after any other motor vehicle accident. You must first determine how the crash happened, as that can indicate who is at fault. For example, if the Uber driver was speeding and crashed into another vehicle, they may be found at fault for the accident.

To obtain the full compensation you deserve, you must prove the negligent act that caused the accident. To do this, you must gather and present strong evidence that corroborates your claim. Photos of the accident scene, medical documents, and eyewitness statements are all very important pieces of evidence. Collecting this evidence is very difficult while you are trying to recover from serious injuries. A lawyer will know which pieces of evidence to collect and gather them on your behalf.

Time Periods that Impact Uber Accident Claims

Three different insurance companies may be responsible for paying damages when an Uber driver acts negligently and causes a crash. First, you must file a claim with your own auto insurer, if applicable, to obtain no-fault coverage. If you exhaust this coverage but have not received compensation to fully cover the cost of injury, you can then file a claim against the Uber driver, or Uber itself.

If the driver is not logged into the app and is not available to pick up passengers, their own personal insurance company is responsible for paying compensation. If the driver is logged into the app but does not have a passenger in their vehicle and they are not on the way to pick up a passenger, Uber’s insurance will provide some compensation. In these instances, Uber will provide up to $50,000 per person.

When the Uber driver is logged into the app and they have a passenger in the vehicle, Uber will offer up to $1 million in coverage if it is found that the Uber driver caused the crash. Once the passenger is dropped off at their destination, the insurance providing coverage will revert to Uber’s contingent coverage or the driver’s personal policy, depending on whether or not they remain logged into the app.

Our Uber Accident Lawyer in Palm Beach Gardens Can Help with These Complicated Cases

Uber accidents are some of the most complex. If you have been hurt, our Palm Beach Gardens Uber accident lawyer can help you overcome the complicated issues that arise so you obtain the full and fair damages that are justly yours. Call or text us now at 561-500-HELP or chat with us online to schedule a free review of your case.