Can I Sue Uber for Emotional Distress After an Accident?
Getting involved in a traffic accident of any kind can leave you with both physical and psychological scars, especially if you were a passenger who had no control over what was happening or where the vehicle you were riding in went. When it comes to physical and financial harm stemming from this sort of accident, […]
Uber Insurance: Required Coverages and Who Pays When
Uber must maintain a commercial insurance policy to ensure that passengers, drivers, and other involved parties are able to receive compensation after an accident. The degree of Uber insurance coverage depends on which “period” the driver was in at the time of the accident. If you or your loved one were injured in an Uber […]
Does Uber Cause Distracted Driving Accidents?
If you regularly use Uber, Lyft or other rideshare companies, you are probably accustomed to opening your app, making a few clicks, and quickly requesting a ride. Unfortunately, though, your rideshare driver has to do the same in order to accept your request. Whether this amounts to a distracted Uber driver depends on who you […]
Drivers Involved in an Accident with an Uber
In some cases, an Uber accident is no different than any other crash. In other cases, though, the insurance process is somewhat complicated because of the driver’s status as an independent contractor. If you suffered serious injuries in a crash that an Uber driver caused, discuss your situation with an attorney familiar with the insurance […]
Uber Drivers Injured in Auto Accidents
If you drive for Uber or another rideshare company, know what to do in case of an accident. Uber drivers injured in an accident should understand the insurance coverage available to them. Figuring it out can be tricky, as it depends on whether the driver had a passenger at the time of the accident. What […]
Uber Passengers Injured in an Accident
Uber and other rideshare companies are convenient. They are also often more affordable than cab companies, leading to these companies’ rapid growth. But as more passengers hail rides with Uber, more accidents happen. If you are an injured Uber passenger, it’s important to know how to protect your rights. Fortunately, Pennsylvania requires these companies to […]
Uber Expanding Operations for Rideshares in Pennsylvania
A recent Pennsylvania court ruling means that an Uber subsidiary can operate its services in the state. The unanimous ruling upheld a Public Utility Commission decision made last year. It gave Raiser-PA LLC temporary authorization to operate statewide as an experimental common carrier.
Does the Uber Driver’s App Facilitate Distracted Driving
When a billion-dollar transportation company is largely centered around both driving and the use of cell phones, we have to wonder: how could Uber drivers not get distracted on the road? Is distracted Uber driving a problem? Uber drivers receive trip requests from riders when they go “online,” which in Uber lingo means they are […]
A History of Uber Accidents
After the rideshare service first expanded outside of San Francisco in 2011, the number of Uber drivers on the road shot up quickly. It is no surprise that the number of Uber accidents also increased. The Tragic Death of Sophia Liu One of the earliest Uber accidents to make national headlines took the life of […]
What to Do When a Hired Driver Causes a Car Accident
Whether you are in a taxi cab or a limousine you are hiring a driver to get you from Point A to Point B safely. While there are situations that your driver can’t control that may cause a serious accident, you have the right to expect that your driver will exercise reasonable care in order […]