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Columbia Personal Injury Lawyer > Summerville Uber Accident Lawyer

Summerville Uber Accident Lawyer

Motor vehicle accidents and injuries involving an Uber or other rideshare vehicle can occur while you are driving in your car, riding in an Uber, or struck by an Uber while you are on foot or on a bicycle. In recent years, Uber and other rideshare options have become extremely popular, allowing people in Summerville and across cities in South Carolina to be able to count on quick and safe rides, to and from various locations. However, Uber vehicles have also been involved in a wide range of accident types, and it is important to know about your options if you are injured in a collision involving an Uber driver. Contact our experienced Summerville Uber accident lawyer today to find out more.

Summerville Uber Accident Causes

Uber and other rideshare apps are extremely convenient, but these vehicles can also be linked to serious motor vehicle crashes and to an overall rise in collision rates. According to data from the Pew Research Center, about 40 percent of Americans across age groups have used Uber at least once, and more than half of all adults under the age of 30 regularly use Uber. While more than 99 percent of Uber rides begin and end safely, based on data contained in the Uber US Safety Report, data from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology also shows that rideshare services have resulted in increased road congestion and, as a result, a rise in the risk of a collision. When collisions do occur, what causes them? The following are common causes:

  • Uber driver’s negligence, such as drunk driving, distracted driving, fatigued driving, speeding, or following too closely;
  • Another motorist’s negligence;
  • Pedestrian or bicyclist negligence, which can include an Uber driver swerving to avoid a person on foot or on a bicycle;
  • Dangerous road conditions;
  • Inclement weather; and
  • Defective vehicle parts that lead to a crash, such as defective tail lights or defective brakes.

Compensation After an Uber Accident Injury in Summerville

Compensation after an Uber accident will depend on a number of important factors, including whether you were injured while riding in an Uber vehicle and what the Uber driver’s status was at the time of the collision. If you were a paying rideshare customer, you may be eligible for up to $1,000,000 in compensation, depending on your losses, through Uber insurance. If you were injured while on foot, on a bicycle, or in another motor vehicle, your eligibility for Uber insurance will depend on the driver’s status. Here is what you should know:

  • When an Uber driver is offline, only their own personal auto insurance is relevant (which means you may be able to file a third-party claim through their personal auto insurance, or file a lawsuit against the driver if the driver’s negligence caused the crash);
  • When an Uber driver is online and available but does not have a passenger, Uber provides third-party liability insurance of $50,000 per person and $100,000 per accident for injuries, and $25,000 in property damage (and those injury liability amounts are double the minimums in South Carolina); and
  • When an Uber driver is en route (after accepting a ride) or on a trip, the $1,000,000 Uber liability policy can apply.

Contact The Stanley Law Group Today

Were you injured in a crash involving an Uber vehicle? You may have multiple options for seeking compensation. Contact our experienced Summerville Uber accident lawyer today.

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