The ride-sharing business, Uber has taken the private taxi transportation system by a storm. After its inception in 2009, Uber has gained tremendous amounts of growth. So much so that, if it goes public in 2019 the total worth of Uber stands at $120 billion. With time Uber has developed diverse policies and procedures to ensure the safety and security of the riders. Still, there are some discrepancies either in the car or the driver which results in an accident. Keeping this in mind, if you have been involved in an accident while riding in Uber and are still looking for compensation. The Jackman Law firm can help you get your fair compensation from the company.
Claims against Uber Riding:
Uber is a ride-sharing business, so the insurance policies suitable for them is called Commercial Insurance. Under this, you can claim compensation from the company itself and not specifically the driver.
Also, if you are an Uber driver, and then you are involved in an accident. Provided you are “on the clock” at that time, you can seek compensation from the company to the worth of $50,000.
So there are two perspectives to consult Jackman Law firm in case of a ride-sharing car accident.
As a Customer or Rider:
As an Uber rider, you can seek a claim from the organization because you are associating with the company and not the driver. In this scenario, if the driver is at fault you will get your deserved compensation from Uber. The compensation will include each and every expense done by you to rectify the problems and suffering caused due to the accident.
Some common reasons for these accidents are:
- Reckless driving
- Distracted driving
- Driving under influence
- Poorly maintained car
Uber and the State of Washington has set strict measures for the drivers to keep their car well-maintained. These include, the car should not be a lemon (not older than 10 years), it has to pass inspection and the drivers should have their own car insurance added to Uber’s commercial insurance policy.
As an Uber Driver:
In this there are three aspects:
- Waiting for someone to call an Uber: In this scenario, if you get into an accident you can get up to $50,000 in insurance coverage until the request is under approval
- On the way to pick up: Under this, you are liable to receive up to $1,00,000 in insurance coverage. This will cover all the medical and lost wages expenses.
- Not “On the Clock”: Here too, you have a claim but as your personal insurance policy with Uber.
Normally, what happens is that the insurance companies of the driver and that of Uber’s will coerce you to share the blame. This is when you need expert guidance in the form of Jackman Law Firm seasoned lawyers. We are steadfast in our approach and will take a stand with you until and unless you are paid your fair share. You need not to worry about the fee and other expenses, we charge everything after the case is won. To know more, how we can help you win the case, call us today for a free consultation.