Uber is a household name now, but it was not always that way. Ridesharing services have exploded in popularity over the last decade and most of us take for granted that each ride is going to be completely safe. However, what are you supposed to do if you get into a crash involving an Uber vehicle?
At Peddicord & Townsend LLC, we understand these incidents and how complicated they can become. When you need a Kansas City Uber accident attorney, you can count on us to be by your side, working to secure compensation for all of your crash-related expenses.
Getting an Uber ride to show up at your location could not be easier. With the push of a button in the app, you can be off towards your destination. You should not have to worry about your safety, but just in case, you know that Uber has a $1 million insurance policy to cover anything that could happen.
That should make it easy to cover your expenses in the aftermath of a car crash, right?
No, unfortunately, it will not be easy. After a crash with an Uber vehicle, there are going to be many insurance companies battling over who is responsible for covering what – Uber’s insurance, the Uber driver’s personal insurance, and the insurance companies of anyone else involved.
Meanwhile, you are stuck dealing with your injuries and all of the expenses. Consider the common vehicle accident injuries we deal with regularly:
The medical bills for these injuries can quickly rise into the tens, even hundreds of thousands of dollars and that does not include other hidden accident costs, things like lost wages if a victim cannot work, and rehabilitation, emotional and psychological damages, and more.
Uber drivers are just like anyone else. They are regular people with no special driver training or experience. They are prone to the same mistakes, carelessness, and negligence behind the wheel as anyone else.
For the latest reporting year in Missouri, there were over 150,000 vehicle accidents. Out of those, there were more than 57,000 injuries. Vehicle crashes are a reality and they WILL happen with Uber vehicles as well.
We are not here to discourage anyone from using ridesharing services, but we will be here to help you if you are injured due to an incident with an Uber vehicle or Uber driver. At Peddicord & Townsend LLC, we know that these cases will become more complicated than typical vehicle crash cases and we will work to ensure you are treated fairly.
Our goal is to secure compensation for all of your crash-related expenses, including: