Uber is a transportation network company that began operating in 2009. It has nearly made taxis extinct creatures of the past. In most cases, obtaining an Uber ride is easier, quicker and less expensive than getting a taxi. You need only have an Uber account and a smartphone. To set an account up, just go to the Uber website and enter some simple personal information and a credit or debit card number. You can then start using drivers who associate with Uber to drive you wherever you need to go around town.
Who Drives Uber Vehicles?
At this point in time, Uber drivers are considered to be independent contractors who access the company’s transportation network for purposes of transporting Uber’s customers from place to place. Uber considers this independent contractor relationship to be necessary. The primary reason for this relationship is that if an employer and employee relationship existed, Uber could be held liable for any injuries and deaths that are caused by its drivers.
Uber Accidents Involve Complicated Insurance Issues
For an Uber ride, just enter the information about where you are and where you’re going on your cell phone, and an Uber driver will pick you up and drop you What comes to issue in Los Angeles is the fact that there could be more than a thousand Uber drivers on the road nearly 24 hours a day. With that many drivers on the streets, accidents are inevitable. There are times when those accidents are caused by Uber drivers. As insurance issues involving Uber accidents become complex quickly, you’ll want to consult with us as soon as possible after being injured in an Uber accident. If you don’t act quickly, you’re likely to be caught in the middle with different insurance companies pointing their respective fingers at each other. That’s a bad spot to be stuck in, especially when your medical bills and lost earnings continue to accrue.
Forcing the Issue
By pointing their fingers at each other on the issue of who will pay compensation for your damages, you’re left confused in the commotion. The only way for you is to force the issue might be to take the issue to the courts. As you have no knowledge of the rules of evidence, insurance law or California civil practice, the only way to force the issue of compensation for you is to consult with and retain an experienced and aggressive Los Angeles Uber accident lawyer to represent you.
Contact an Uber Accident Attorney Today
If you were injured in an accident that was caused by an Uber driver while you were an Uber passenger, the driver or passenger of another vehicle, a bicyclist or pedestrian, don’t try to tackle the liability, insurance and damages issues alone. That’s when the finger-pointing between the various insurance companies will start. Your claim will be delayed while your frustration increases. Contact our offices instead for a free consultation and case review with a respected and effective Los Angeles Uber accident lawyer. We can isolate the issues for you and advise you on how we can proceed on your behalf. If we’re retained to represent you, no legal fees are even due unless we obtain a settlement or award for you. Our objective is to maximize any settlement or award that we might obtain on your behalf.