Miami Beach Uber Car Accident Attorney
Uber has gained popularity throughout the years because it offers private car owners a chance to make money using their vehicles, and it gives riders a convenient alternative to public transportation. Uber operates in over 500 cities, including Miami Beach, gives over 40 million rides monthly and employs over 160,000 drivers. It's safe to say that Uber is everywhere. Unfortunately, with all this growth and progress, the legal territory surrounding Uber lawsuits has led to some murky waters. Getting into a car accident is stressful enough without finding out that the person you were in a crash with was, in fact, an Uber driver.
If you find yourself in collision dispute with Uber, call an Uber specialist at the Law offices of Gerson & Schwartz at (877) 475-2905 to discuss your case.Specific Insurance Precautions
Although Uber has increased its driver coverage to $1 million, the various loopholes in coverage my severely limit your ability to receive compensation for your injuries from Uber. Under the current rule, if an Uber driver has yet to accept a passenger, they have no coverage for property damage and if an accident occurs and their liability coverage for injured persons drops to $50,000. Furthermore, in other instances, where you are unable to seek compensation from Uber, your ability to receive payment from the individual driver is also significantly decreased because of the limitations placed on personal insurance policies. The reasoning that insurance companies use is that if you are using your personal vehicle to pick up passengers your car is being used to conduct a business activity and is no longer covered under your insurance policy. Thus, if your TNC insurance with Uber is diminished and you are not covered by your individual insurance company you are susceptible to liability in the wake of a collision while waiting for another rider. If you find yourself in a collision, call Gerson & Schwartz at (877) 475-2905 to discuss your case.Specific Injuries Suffered by a Third Party Driver in Uber Collision
When a third party driver experiences a collision with an Uber driver, they are looking at an up hill battle with both Uber's insurance company, the driver's personal insurance company, and their own insurance company. Uber has a long history of being able to settle these cases or to avoid these cases altogether, so it is crucial that as a third party driver you do everything in your power to protect yourself. The first step is to review the steps listed below and to get the right lawyers on your side. Gerson & Schwartz has over 50 years of experience in advocating for clients in car collisions disputes. Call them today to for a consultation on your case at (877) 475-2905.What Steps Should a Third Party Driver Take if Involved in a Collision
If you are an Uber driver involved in a collision you should take these immediate steps:
- Call 911 or go to the hospital, urgent care, or your doctor. If you need a referral to a doctor, our injury lawyers at Gerson & Schwartz can assist you with finding one.
- Collect the contact and insurance information from the Uber driver and other driver involved in the accident.
- Seek medical attention immediately - even if you don’t think you are injured.
- Take photos of the damage to your car and other cars at the scene.
- Collect contact information from any witnesses.
- Call your insurance company.
- Do not sign any documents or make any recorded statements to Uber about the accidents and injuries. Do not sign any releases or agree to any amount of money offered to you without first consulting an attorney.
- Call the Uber accident injury attorneys at Gerson Schwartz (877) 475-2905.
To ensure that the evidence is preserved, your lawyer will send a preservation of evidence letter, also known as a spoliation letter to both your driver and Uber. Then they will gather your medical records and proof of your lost wages. The following step will be to make a demand for settlement of your Uber accident claim. If the Insurance company fails to make a reasonable settlement offer, Gerson & Schwartz will prepare and file a lawsuit on your behalf.
Once the suit is filed, our Uber lawsuit lawyers will seek the earliest possible trial date so that your case gets resolved by settlement or jury verdict as quickly as possible.Discuss Your Situation With an Experienced Miami Beach Truck Accident Lawyer as Soon as Possible
The legal team at Gerson & Schwartz, P.A. regularly represents clients in insurance claims and personal injury claims in court following severe accidents and injuries. If you or a family member has been injured, please call Gerson & Schwartz, P.A. a Miami Beach Uber accident attorney at (877) 475-2905 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.