Ride-sharing services like Uber® are becoming more and more popular, leaving many drivers wondering who will be held liable in the event of a car accident. If you need assistance determining liability after a car crash, the attorneys at Plaxen & Adler in Baltimore, Columbia, Owings Mills, and Dundalk, MD, will utilize their considerable legal knowledge to answer your questions. This includes queries related to Uber liability during car accidents, which can be complex depending on the circumstances.
When You’re Struck by an Uber Driver
Pedestrians or other vehicles involved in a car accident with a ride-sharing service typically face a more complex situation when it comes to liability. The principal concern is whether the ride-sharing driver was actually in the service of the company at the time the accident took place. This can be difficult to determine, as there is some dispute about what constitutes being on-the-clock. If they are not on-the-clock at the time of the accident, the driver’s personal insurance policy will be responsible for covering the costs.
When You’re an Uber Passenger
If you are actually traveling in a ride-sharing vehicle at the time of the accident, the issue of liability is slightly less complicated. Most ride-sharing companies (including Uber) carry their own insurance to cover passenger injuries. Some states even require these companies to have a commercial liability policy to ensure coverage for any physical injuries and property damages incurred during the course of work.
When it comes to personal injury claims following a car accident, Plaxen & Adler brings dependable legal guidance formed by three decades of experience to the table. Schedule your consultation with their personal injury lawyer in Maryland by calling (410) 730-7737 today. You can also visit this firm online for more information on their practice areas.