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Who Is Responsible If You're Injured in an Uber Accident?

By Uber Accident-Jacoby & Meyers, LLP NY

Who Is Responsible If You're Injured in an Uber Accident?

10/27/2017

With ridesharing services like Uber, Lyft and others, it is now easier to get a ride. Just a few taps on your smartphone and you can receive door-to-door service. For the most part, these services are as safe as taxis or driving yourself. But if you are injured in an accident with an Uber driver or while you�re a passenger in an Uber or Lyft vehicle, there may be complications in defining who is responsible for your injuries.

Uber is responsible if you are a passenger.

If you�re a passenger in an Uber, Lyft or other ridesharing service car, your injuries may be compensated by the company�s insurance. New York requires ridesharing companies to carry commercial liability insurance to cover accidents and injuries.

In general, employers are liable for their employees� accidents. However, there have been some disagreements regarding whether Uber drivers are technically employees. Nevertheless, ridesharing companies will compensate their drivers if they get into an accident while driving a customer.

The Uber driver is responsible if you are not a passenger.

If you�re driving another car, or you�re a pedestrian and are struck by an Uber driver, determining who is responsible may be more complicated. While Uber covers drivers when they�re on the clock, determining what constitutes �on the clock� has proven to be challenging.




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