Have you been seeing more and more vehicles with little stickers in their front window that have a “U” on them? If you have, what you are seeing is an Uber driver.
If you’ve used Uber before, then you know how convenient it can be. Open an app on your smart device, press a button, and a ride shows up to take you to your destination. The payment is taken care of electronically and you go on your way. With over 400,000 Uber drivers in the US, you may find more and more people using Uber every day.
That also means that there is more potential for accidents involving Uber drivers and their passengers. You expect a safe ride when using Uber, but sometimes, accidents happen. When they do, you may need an Uber accident attorney in Miramar.
In the past, if you needed to get somewhere but didn’t have a vehicle, you could take a taxi or some form of public transportation. As our world has moved into the technology era, it was only a matter of time before our transportation options changed. Ridesharing services like Uber have made everyone into a potential driver. While that may be a good thing for convenience, it also raises questions.
When you call for an Uber ride, whether you need someone to take you to the mall or if you need a designated driver, you have certain expectations. You expect your driver to be friendly and professional. Most of all, you expect the vehicle to be safe and for the driver to obey all traffic laws.
Unfortunately, Uber drivers and their vehicles are not as regulated as traditional transportation services. The states and municipalities have little to no oversight over them. Each driver is an independent contractor for Uber and their vehicle does not undergo inspection.
There have been numerous Uber drivers cited for DUI and distracted driving. Uber accidents don’t only affect the driver – they affect their passengers and people outside of the vehicle as well. Injuries can cause serious medical bills and may keep you from working.
What you may not know is that Uber offers a $1 million liability coverage policy to each driver when they are carrying passengers, assistance you may need if you are injured in an Uber accident.
If you have been injured in an Uber accident, whether as a passenger in the Uber vehicle, the occupant of another vehicle, or a pedestrian, you may need a Miramar Uber accident attorney.
First, get any medical help you need and be sure that a police report is filed. Get copies of all records and do not talk to insurance companies until you know your rights. When it comes to determining whether or not you are owed compensation and whether or not another party is liable for your accident, the Dante Law Firm is here to help. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 305-949-2526.