West Palm Beach Uber Accident Attorney

Uber has made getting around West Palm Beach and Florida easier and afforded many individuals an extra income source. But as Uber becomes more and more popular, an increasing number of its drivers are becoming involved in various crashes as well. Meanwhile, Uber’s insurance carrier does not always provide proper compensation to injured accident victims.

Unfortunately, crashes involving Uber drivers will continue to increase, and the harsh consequences of such accidents can be physically, financially, and emotionally crushing not only for the injured victims but their families as well. If you need advice after getting into an Uber accident, whether as a passenger, another motorist, or a pedestrian, you can turn to the Uber accident attorneys of Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Sosa.

Common Causes of Uber Accidents in West Palm Beach

Determining Liability in West Palm Beach Uber Accidents

Like all kinds of car accidents, Uber drivers may be held liable for the damages a victim suffers if they caused the accident. If you were a passenger in an Uber vehicle and another motorist caused the crash, that motorist may be held liable for your damages. 

It is also crucial to note that not all Uber drivers are experienced commercial drivers or professional drivers. This means that they are not legally required to have special licensing or training to transport passengers. Likewise, they are independent contractors that operate their own vehicles that may not be covered by proper insurance or Uber’s insurance policy, depending on the circumstances.

These are the reasons why Uber requires drivers to have personal auto insurance plans. But their coverage doesn’t cover crashes that happen while the driver is on the clock for Uber. This is because they’re driving their cars in a commercial capacity. In this case, Uber must cover your losses if the driver was working for Uber when the accident occurred.

Reach Out to Our Seasoned West Palm Beach Uber Accident Attorney Now

The West Palm Beach Uber accident attorneys of Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Sosa work hard to secure fair financial compensation for motorists, passengers, and pedestrians involved in an Uber accident. If you have suffered injuries at the hands of a negligent Uber driver, call us at 561-478-2500 or send us an online message to set up your free case evaluation with our West Palm Beach Uber accident attorney.