Uber Driver Accidents
In a city that revolves around nightlife, entertainment, and parties galore, the push to avoid intoxicated driving is constant, so alternative transportation solutions abound. Las Vegas boasts a thriving Uber community because of this. The convenience of booking a ride, whenever and wherever you are certainly has an appeal.
Unfortunately, Uber drivers, passengers, and others on the road, are not immune from the potential risk of motor vehicle accidents. If you have been involved in an Uber-related accident, whether as a passenger, or as another driver on the road, you may be wondering what your next steps are, who is responsible, or where to go from here. Let the Accident Attorneys at Eric Blank Injury Attorneys help you navigate these sometimes confusing waters.
It is important to know that Nevada operates as an at-fault state. This means that whoever is at fault, or who caused the accident, is the responsible party. When responsibility and cause can be proven, this individual at fault then is in charge of covering all expenses for the others involved. Typically, this is where an insurance policy steps in.
What Does This Mean for a Passenger?
If you are riding in an Uber at the time of an accident, and it was your Uber driver who is at fault for causing the collision, your injuries and damages should be covered by Uber’s insurance policy. Uber holds a high standard of providing safe rides for their passengers, which means that they also provide quality coverage if this safety is somehow broken by way of vehicle accident.
If you are the passenger of an Uber at the time of the accident, but it is another driver at fault, you should be covered by the responsible party’s insurance. Though the other driver’s insurance policy may not be as compensating as Uber’s, it will still provide coverage for the injuries you have sustained in the collision.
What Does This Mean for Other Drivers?
If you are involved in an accident with an Uber, and you are not at fault, it is the responsibility of the Uber driver, and should be covered either under Uber’s insurance policy, or the driver’s. In this scenario, pursuing a case often proceeds similar to any other motor vehicle collision.
What To Do Now?
Regardless of if you were a passenger, or another driver, if you have been involved in an Uber-related accident, it is essential to file a police report, receive the appropriate medical care, and takes notes and pictures of the entire scene. Be sure to take down the Uber driver’s information, and any other driver’s involved as well. Ask for verification of insurance, and take note of this information as well. Snap pictures of the cars involved, and of the license plates. The more information you gather, the easier it is to build a case.
Last, but certainly not least, contact the auto accident experts at Eric Blank Injury Attorneys to take on your case. We fight hard to get you the compensation that you deserve, and the healing that you need. Make sure your case is in competent hands.
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