If you are like many Los Angelenos, you have probably ridden in an Uber car, hopefully without incident. But Uber accidents are on the rise and in case you are involved in one, there are some things that you need to know.
At a minimum, Uber drivers must be licensed and carry a car insurance policy that meets the state’s minimum liability limits. Depending on the insurance carrier chosen by the driver, they may need to carry a specific sort of car insurance policy. An experienced accident lawyer in Los Angeles will be able to review the driver’s policy.
Report the Car Accident to Uber
In most cases, in order to qualify for any sort of financial reimbursement, you must report the car accident to Uber. Uber may reimburse you for the cost of your ride. You may also be contacted by an adjustor for their insurance company, since you are considered a witness to the accident. The job of the insurance company is to determine fault.
What Happens If Uber Denies the Claim?
If Uber denies the claim you file, you have a few legal options. Hopefully, you already reported the accident to the driver’s personal auto or commercial auto policy. Ask Uber’s insurance provider how you can file a dispute concerning their decision. And perhaps most importantly, talk with a Los Angeles car accident injury attorney who has experience handling Uber accidents.
For a free, no obligation consultation, contact the experienced accident attorneys at Ghozland Law Firm today.