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Allentown Uber Accident Attorney

Uber is one of the most popular rideshare services in the country, and many people in and around Allentown use this service on a regular basis. However, in accidents involving Uber vehicles, who is responsible for compensating those who are injured? At the Dan Doyle Law Group, our knowledgeable and experienced Allentown Uber accident attorneys are ready to help if you or a loved one are injured in an accident. Let us investigate what happened so we can secure the compensation you are entitled to. We are not afraid to take on rideshare companies or major insurance carriers.

Uber accidents are going to happen

Uber and other rideshare services are household names. Many people use Uber as a convenient way to get from place to place. However, many people fail to remember that Uber drivers are just like the rest of us. They have no particular specialized driver training, and they use their personal vehicles to transport passengers.

Pennsylvania does not track Uber-specific crashes, but we do know that there were more than 128,000 total vehicle crashes during the latest reporting year in the Commonwealth. Out of those incidents, there were 1,190 total fatalities and over 78,000 injuries. It would be outrageous to assume that no accidents involving Uber vehicles occurred in Allentown.

Who pays for expenses in an Uber accident?

Liability for expenses in the aftermath of a crash involving an Uber vehicle is a complicated situation. Liability for these cases, and which insurance carrier will pay for expenses, will depend on who was at fault for the incident and whether or not the Uber driver was “online” and working at the time of the crash.

  • If an Uber driver causes a crash but was not signed in to the “app” to pick up passengers, then the driver’s personal insurance carrier is responsible for injuries and damages.
  • If the Uber driver causes a crash while they were signed into the “app” to work but did not have a passenger, their personal insurance carrier provides primary coverage. Uber will provide limited coverage in the event the driver’s personal carrier denies a claim or if the coverage is exhausted.
  • If an Uber driver is on the way to pick up a passenger or already has a passenger when a crash occurs, then Uber’s $1 million liability coverage applies to anybody involved in the incident.

It is time to get compensation for what happened

If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a crash involving an Uber vehicle, you need to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At the Dan Doyle Law Group, our qualified and experienced team is ready to investigate your case and work to secure the compensation you need. This can include:

  • Compensation for your medical bills related to the Uber crash
  • Lost income and benefits if you cannot work
  • General household expenses
  • Physical therapy expenses
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Possible punitive damages against the Uber driver or company

When you need an Allentown Uber accident attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling 215-987-3730 for a free consultation.