Ride-sharing companies, like Uber and Lyft, are quickly replacing taxicab services when it comes to local travel. This is especially true for travel to and from airports, bars, and clubs. Uber vehicles, however, can still be involved in serious motor vehicle collisions in which the vehicle occupants sustain injuries. If you have been involved in an Uber accident, you should call an Uber accident lawyer in Covington as soon as possible.
Causes of Uber Accidents
Causes of Uber accidents are often very similar to the causes of regular passenger vehicle accidents. Uber accidents can come about as a result of distracted driving on the part of either the Uber driver or another motor vehicle driver. Negligent driving and violating rules of the road can also cause a serious accident. Finally, driving under the influence of alcohol, or DUI, can lead to an accident in an Uber vehicle. An Uber accident lawyer in Covington can review the circumstances surrounding your accident and determine who or what likely caused it.
How Uber Accidents Are Different
Uber accident law across the country remains unsettled. The primary reason for this is that ridesharing companies, like Uber, are relatively new. Therefore, there is not a lot of existing case law about how to handle ridesharing accidents.
Importantly, there are certain cases in which Uber’s insurance policy will cover victims’ injuries and other losses. In order for Uber’s $1 million insurance policy to cover an accident, the crash must have been the Uber driver’s fault, and the Uber driver must have been on the way to pick up a rider or actually providing a ride. Uber’s insurance will also cover injuries caused by an Uber driver while the driver has the app activated and is waiting for a rider, but with lower policy limits.
Call a Covington Uber Accident Lawyer Today
If you are involved in an Uber accident, the first thing you should do is obtain information from all other involved motor vehicle drivers who are at the scene. You should also call the police and emergency personnel and refrain from providing a recorded statement. A Covington Uber accident lawyer can assist you with your case and get you the compensation you need to recover. You should feel free to call us at 833.236.9467 or contact us online about your case today.