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With the rise in Uber rideshare popularity, there is also a rise in Uber accidents and injuries to both drivers and passengers. According to the University of Chicago statistics, in cities where Uber is widely used, traffic fatalities have increased by 2-3% in those cities.
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Why Uber Accidents are Litigated Differently
Common carriers like buses, trains, and airplanes owe a higher duty of care to passengers. They are trained and certified to operate commercial vehicles and thus when accidents happen and the driver of a common carrier is at fault or negligent in some way, recovery for damages is easier to get.
Uber drivers are not common carriers and thus are held to a different standard. Uber drivers are independent contractors rather than Uber employees and thus the Uber company bares no fault in the instance of an auto accident involving one of their Uber drivers.
What Insurance Must Uber Drivers Have
Uber drivers are required to have insurance. In the state of Florida, all drivers must have a minimum of $10,000 PIP and $10,000 PDL. To further protect yourself as an Uber driver, you are required to have additional insurance of $1 million in instances of property damage, bodily injury, and death.
What Damages You Can Recover
If you were involved in an Uber accident and suffered severe injuries, you can recover from the insurance company as well as anyone else who is contributorily negligent including the Uber driver, any other drivers involved who were negligent, automobile manufacturers, and other third parties who share responsibility.
Similar to regular auto accidents, you can seek damages for property repairs, medical costs and expenses, lost wages or earnings, and pain and suffering.
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Our attorneys are experienced in auto accidents and can assist with every step of the process in your Uber accident case whether you are a driver, passenger, property owner, or pedestrian, we can help you recover damages. Contact us to speak with a legal representative who is experienced in dealing with all facets of complicated Uber accidents and sift through the nonsense and wrestle with insurance companies to get you your money.
How the Right Lawyer Can Help with Uber Accidents
Our firm conducts its own investigation to determine who was at fault and who was negligent in causing or contributing to your accident. We review all of your property damage repairs and receipts, your medical bills and expenses, proof of your loss of economic wages and other financial expenses incurred due to your accident and we use that to litigate on your behalf and get the maximum payout you deserve for pain and suffering including hospital bills, emergency bills, prescription drugs, lost wages, rental car costs, vehicle repairs.
Our attorneys are experienced in all aspects of personal injury law and ready to litigate on your behalf. That’s why our Florida attorneys are passionate about fighting your case, so we can alleviate some of that financial burden and give you peace of mind. Call our Florida experts to discuss your personal injury or property damage matter. We are here to listen.
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