In 2014, Uber launched its online food delivery platform, Uber Eats. The app’s model is all about convenience for its customers as well as its drivers. However, it’s unclear what exactly happens if a crash occurs. If you suffered injuries in an Uber Eats accident, you likely have questions about liability and obtaining compensation for your injuries. Our experienced attorneys can get you on the right track.
What Happens After an Uber Eats Accident?
Those who drive with Uber Eats are independent contractors with their own auto insurance. Uber does provide additional vehicle insurance coverage, which is as follows:
- Third party liability coverage of at least $1 million
- Uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) with $1 million of total coverage for bodily injury
- Contingent collision and comprehensive coverage with a $1,000 deductible
When drivers are not actively using the Uber Eats platform during this period, they are not covered by Uber’s insurance policy. As a result, accidents that happen when a driver is not driving with Uber Eats are covered by his or her personal auto insurance coverage.
Seems to be clear. Still, for those who sustain injuries in a crash involving an Uber Eats delivery, seeking compensation could be a complex process. Insurance companies are still difficult to deal with, as they often create hurdles to delay or reduce the compensation they pay injured victims. If you’re in this situation, we can help.
Contact Ostroff Injury Law if You Were in an Uber Eats Accident
For more than 25 years, our firm has been standing up to insurance companies to ensure victims get full compensation for their medical bills and other related expenses. If you sustained injuries in an Uber Eats accident, do not waste time by speaking with the insurance company directly. We urge you to call our attorneys for advice on how to proceed.
Call (484) 351-0350 to schedule a free consultation, or feel free to fill out our online form.