Uber’s rise to popularity has solved transportation issues for a lot of people. Ride-sharing is a convenient method for commuters, college students, and bar hoppers to get around any time – day or night. While the benefits are clear, using Uber has also brought up some questions that regular users may not know the answers to. For instance – what if your driver is in an accident during your Uber trip? And what happens if you’re injured in the accident? At Elstein Legal, we know exactly how to answer these questions, and help you get the compensation you deserve.
Are Accident Injuries Covered by Uber in Hialeah?
Your coverage will rely on several factors. Here’s how Uber breaks it down:
- If the driver is offline: If the driver is not online, their personal auto insurance would have to be used in the event of an accident.
- If the driver’s app is on, without a passenger: If the driver is online and waiting for ride requests, Uber may cover an accident in some cases, if the driver’s private car insurance doesn’t cover it.
- If the driver is en route to, or with a passenger: If the driver has accepted a ride request and is either on their way to pick up the passenger, or the customer is in the car, you may be covered by Uber’s $1,000,000 third-party liability insurance.
Besides the drivers’ status at the time of the accident, there are other factors that come into play in an Uber crash. For more information, contact Elstein Legal. Our personal injury law firm in Hialeah offers free consultations with no obligation to pursue a claim.
Can I Sue Uber for Personal Injury after a Hialeah Uber Accident?
Florida law includes a statute of vicarious liability for injuries caused by an employee. This means that if an employee is performing a duty within the scope of their job and causes an injury, their employer could be held responsible for damages. However, drivers who work for Uber are technically not employees of the company. Instead, they are classified as independent contractors. This protects Uber from personal injury lawsuits in many cases. This is why it’s important to have a legal professional on your side when you file a personal injury claim against Uber in Hialeah. This is where Elstein Legal comes in.
Why Choose Elstein Legal to Represent your Case?
Since opening Elstein Legal in 2018, Miami personal injury attorney Brian L. Elstein has recovered millions on behalf of his deserving clients. A cum laude graduate of Nova Southeastern University, Brian Elstein honed his skills early as a member of the Nova Trial Association.
Today, he is recognized by The National Trial Lawyers as a Top 40 Under 40 Lawyer in Florida and has been selected to the 2022-2023 Florida Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers Magazine – a distinction given to only 2.5% of attorneys in Florida, and named 2022 Best Litigation Attorney by Expertise.com.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation
If you have injuries due to someone else’s negligent behavior, you deserve compensation to help recover from your injuries. At Elstein Legal, we can help you with all aspects of your claim, including going to trial if necessary to ensure you get what you need.
Call us at (305) 299-2835 or contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your case. There is no fee unless we win your case.