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With thousands of riders every day, Uber has become a staple in the modern transportation industry. The benefits of the unique rideshare model, however, come with a few potential drawbacks – one of which is unsafe drivers. Uber doesn’t vet its drivers like typical taxi services. This can increase the risk of negligent, careless, and criminal drivers causing accidents and injuring Uber passengers and others.
If you or a loved one have injuries from a Riverside Uber accident, contact the attorneys at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo. An Uber driver’s negligence could make you eligible for compensation through a personal injury claim. Our Riverside Uber accident lawyers can investigate your case, navigate insurance coverage, and make sure your family has what it needs to move on. We have experience handling rideshare accident claims and understand the difficulties you’re going through.
Like all car accidents, the most common cause of Uber crashes is negligent driving. Uber does not train its drivers or even meet them in person before allowing them to pick up passengers. They conduct background and criminal history checks, but only as far as the prior seven years. That means a driver who received a drunk driving conviction eight years ago could be your Uber driver today. The lax way Uber chooses its drivers has earned the company scrutiny in the past – but Uber still hasn’t improved its hiring procedures.
A negligent Uber driver can cause an accident by driving drowsy, driving drunk, speeding, breaking road rules, ignoring right-of-way, failing to maintain his/her vehicle, or using a cell phone behind the wheel. In fact, Uber drivers may be more likely than other drivers to cause cellphone-related accidents since the company requires its drivers to use devices while driving. If an Uber driver caused your wreck and related injuries, explore your rights with our Uber accident attorneys in Orange County.
You may be able to file a claim with Uber’s insurance policy, which offers up to $1 million in rider coverage. You may also have a personal injury case against one or more parties who contributed to your accident, such as third-party drivers, an auto part manufacturer, or a party in charge of road maintenance. Our Riverside Uber accident lawyers can help you get to the bottom of who might be liable for your damages.
From the day you call DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo and request a free consultation, you’ll recognize the difference our lawyers can make to your case. We bring aggressive legal tactics and tailored strategies to the table, motivating insurance companies to offer higher settlement awards to avoid going to court. We know exactly what to say and do to get the results our clients deserve for accident-related injuries.
Our Uber wreck attorneys can investigate your Uber accident case and find out if Uber’s insurance policy will cover damages. We can ascertain this based on the “insurance period” of the driver at the time of the collision. Uber provides different insurance coverage amounts depending on whether the driver was logged into the app, on the way to pick up a passenger, or had a passenger present. Based on this information, we can tell you if you will receive enough insurance coverage. From there, we’ll find the best strategy to maximize compensation.
Our lead lawyers have plenty of experience taking on large corporations on behalf of clients in California. They aren’t afraid to take Uber and its insurance company to trial if necessary for the best possible case outcomes. Let us evaluate your case and tell you what we think it could be worth with our assistance. Schedule a free Uber accident consultation in Riverside today. Use our online form or call (714) 783-2205.