Tampa and Sarasota Uber Accident Attorneys
Many of us wonder how we managed to get around before Uber miraculously appeared. Having the ability to conjure a ride with the tap of an app is an unprecedented convenience, but when Uber accidents happen, the claims involved tend to be as complicated as the accidents themselves are dangerous. If someone else’s negligence leaves you injured in an Uber accident, you are well advised to consult with an experienced Florida Uber accident attorney.
The Uber Driver
The fact is that Uber drivers (and other rideshare drivers) face complicated jobs that require the utmost attention to safety. Consider the following challenges:
- Uber drivers are not commercial drivers in the same sense that taxi drivers are. Instead, they do contract work for Uber. This means that they don’t need a special driver’s license and that they aren’t held to the same safety restrictions that professional drivers are held to.
- Driving for Uber requires interacting with the Uber app behind the wheel, making frequent stops, entering and exiting traffic frequently, locating passengers, driving in unfamiliar areas, and much more. Each of these makes driving safely more challenging.
- Uber drivers don’t earn anything when they don’t have passengers, which can prompt some drivers to work outside of the few hours-of-service restrictions that are in place for them (which can lead to dangerously drowsy Uber drivers).
Uber drivers face their own unique challenges behind the wheel, but this does not mitigate their responsibility to always drive safely.
While your Uber accident is unique to the circumstances involved, the answers to the most frequently asked questions can give you a better handle on the basics when it comes to Uber accidents.
Does Uber’s Insurance Cover the Claim?
If the Uber driver whose negligence leaves you injured has a passenger at the time of the accident – such as if you are an Uber passenger – or if the driver is on his or her way to pick up a passenger, your claim will proceed through Uber’s robust insurance coverage.
What if the Driver Doesn’t Have a Passenger?
If the Uber driver whose negligence leaves you injured is on the Uber app but has no passenger in the vehicle and has no passenger waiting to be picked up, Uber’s insurance may come into play if the driver’s personal coverage (which Uber requires him or her to carry) isn’t adequate to cover the total.
Do I Need an Uber Accident Attorney?
The fact is that Uber accident claims can become exceptionally complicated exceptionally quickly, and you owe it to your claim and to your own recovery to have an experienced Uber accident attorney in your corner.
Consult with an Experienced Sarasota and Tampa Uber Accident Attorney Today
If an Uber driver’s negligence leaves you injured, the aggressive Tampa and Sarasota uber accident attorneys at Matthews Injury Law are committed to employing their substantial experience in pursuit of your claim’s most-favorable resolution. Your case is important, so please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at 813-530-1000 or 941-877-5800 for more information today.