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 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.
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 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: