Milledgeville Uber Accident Attorney
There is no question that Uber is highly convenient. After all, you hit a button on your phone, and a driver appears in minutes, ready to take you where you need to go. With all that convenience, however, come some serious liability complications if an accident happens. If you’ve been injured in an Uber accident, you need the professional legal counsel of an experienced Uber accident attorney in Milledgeville on your side.
The Uber Company
The Uber company itself has done everything it can to avoid responsibility when it comes to Uber accidents and injuries. Their drivers are independent contractors and are not employees of Uber. This helps limit Uber’s liability, but it also means that your Uber driver is not a professional driver and needs no special experience or license to drive you to your destination.
Possible Insurance Complications
If you’re injured in an Uber accident, the issue of whose insurance policy will cover your damages is important, but it’s also complicated. The following might be true:
- If the Uber driver in question was on the Uber app and had a paying passenger in the car – or was on the way to pick up such a passenger – Uber’s insurance policy can come into play.
- If the Uber driver in question was on the Uber app but had no prospective passengers at the time, there is some ambiguity about whether Uber’s coverage or the driver’s personal insurance is the more appropriate option.
- If the Uber driver wasn’t on the Uber app, the claim proceeds exactly as it would in any other car accident, and the driver’s personal coverage will be triggered.
- If a third-party driver caused the crash, you might need to file a claim against their insurance.
Consult with an Experienced Uber Accident Lawyer in Milledgeville Today
Uber accident claims can be especially complex, but the dedicated Milledgeville Uber accident attorneys at the law offices of Ben F. Windham, PC, have the experience, skill, and resources to help. We’re here for you, so please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at 833.236.9467 to schedule a free consultation today.