Los Angeles Uber Accident Attorney
The night started out like so many in Los Angeles. You knew drinks would become part of the equation, or you’d be too tired to drive all the way home. So, you planned on "Ubering it" home. You had a great dinner, saw friends or family, and when it was time to call it an evening, you pulled out your Smartphone and contacted an Uber driver. What you didn’t count on was getting into a car accident during your Uber ride.
Regardless if someone struck your Uber vehicle, your driver hit someone, or a combination of the two, you or a loved one has been injured.
If you are like most folks, you’re weighing some of the following questions:
- Who is responsible for my injuries? The driver or Uber?
- Will my Uber driver’s insurance cover the damage?
- What options do I have if I file a claim?
- Should I contact an attorney?
Uber is a new technology – and company – challenging many of the accepted standards and laws that govern taxis and livery cabs. As a result, how Uber accident victims collect damages and who is responsible for damages remains a debate in many courtrooms across the globe.
If you’ve been involved in a car crash that involves an Uber driver, it’s vital to contact a Los Angeles auto accident attorney with a strong understanding of motor vehicle and insurance law. At Kahn Roven, LLP we’ve been assisting individuals just like you get the compensation they deserve.
For more information or to schedule a free consultation with a member of our personal injury team, call (844) 9-INJURED today.
What Kind of Coverage is Available for Uber?
The answer to this question depends on what kind of accident you’ve suffered with an Uber driver.
- Were you making your way across an intersection when an Uber driver struck you?
- Were you a passenger in a designated Uber vehicle when another car hit yours?
- Or were you driving to work, home or school when an Uber driver struck you?
All these questions will impact the type of coverage and potential compensation you could be eligible for. Uber, as a general rule, views its drivers not as employees, but independent contractors that use its technology. So, their liability in the situation is minimal compared to the driver. But this could change depending on how the courts view future rulings.
When Should I Contact an Attorney?
At Kahn Roven, LLP we recommend contacting our office as soon as possible. Uber accidents can be complicated affairs that need strong legal representation. Insurance companies representing both the driver and Uber will do their best to minimize their claim. We’ll make sure that doesn’t happen.
Call (844) 9-INJURED today and schedule an appointment.