Uber Car Accident
It started out like an average Friday night in Jacksonville. Following dinner and drinks, your group decided the best thing was to “Uber” it home. Having used ridesharing services like Uber plenty of times before, you pulled out your smart phone, tapped the app, and ordered the next available ride. In a few short minutes your driver was escorting you home in relative comfort. Unfortunately, this is where your average Friday night took a turn for the worst. In the blink of an eye your Uber driver was in an accident, and you were injured.
Given the situation, you’re now asking yourself difficult questions, such as:
- Who is responsible for my injuries? Uber or the driver?
- Am I covered by an insurance policy? And whose?
- What legal options do I have?
- Should I call a Jacksonville car accident attorney?
If you’re faced with any of these questions following an accident involving an Uber driver, contact the Jacksonville rideshare accident attorneys at Farah & Farah.
Whether you were in the car when the collision happened, crossing the street when you were hit, or in another car that got hit, you have legal rights. Our team can help you explore them. For years, the attorneys at Farah & Farah have helped people recover the damages they deserve.
Call today and schedule your free consultation at 855-797-9899.
What Kind of Compensation Could I Get in Florida?
Unlike typical car accidents, or even accidents involving a cab or livery vehicles, collisions involving Uber drivers bring a new dynamic to the table. For starters, Uber insists that it has no actual drivers on the payroll. Anyone that “works” for Uber is, in fact, a third party contractor that uses its technology. While this particular part of their business model is the most heavily scrutinized, it has yet to be overturned and will stay that way for the foreseeable future.
But how does this impact your accident and any settlement for which you may be eligible?
Because Uber drivers aren’t technically employees, they must carry their own insurance policy to cover their car, themselves, and anyone they may pick up as part of a ridesharing business. Uber only covers drivers under certain situations – such as going to pick up a fare and driving a fare to their destination. This means, your coverage in the accident may vary depending on how when the accident happened.
If an Uber driver struck you while they were on their way home, your potential settlement could be much different than someone who was in the car when an accident took place.
New Technology, New Techniques
The Jacksonville FL car accident lawyers at Farah & Farah remain up to date on all changes involving ridesharing services in the state of Florida. We are fully prepared to represent your case when the time comes.
Call 855-797-9899 to schedule an appointment today.