Uber is perhaps the most prominent player in the new ridesharing industry that is turning out to be a nightmare for the traditional taxi industry. Ridesharing can turn out to be a nightmare for passengers and other motorists as well if an accident occurs involving an Uber driver. Uber accidents can get complex because of the multiple insurance issues that can come into play. It is important to discuss your case with a law firm that has experienced Chicago Uber Accident Lawyers.
Uber accidents can involve various claimants, including:
After the accident, take the following steps to the extent that your health allows:
Opposing parties, particularly insurance companies, know who Malman Law is and they know our reputation. That must be why 95 percent of them choose to settle privately rather than face us in court. Many of our clients have commented on the mysteriously sudden attitude change they detect in opposing parties once they mention that we are the ones representing them.
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At Malman Law, we represent victims of any type of personal injury, and we always represent victims, never defendants. The following are some of our related areas of practice:
It depends on what type of policy you have. Most personal auto insurance policies exclude coverage for commercial activities such as driving for Uber, even with no current assignment. Some personal auto insurance companies now offer ridesharing insurance.
Uber insurance covers:
While you are on assignment (including on your way to pick up a passenger):
While your app is on but you have no assignments:
Coverage loopholes in Uber insurance include the following:
In Illinois, punitive damages are awarded, if at all, in addition to compensatory damages. To win them, you must show by “clear and convincing evidence” that the Uber driver’s behavior was with outrageous indifference (or at the very least, with a conscious indifference) to the safety of others. A DUI accident may or may not qualify.
Under Malman Law’s Zero Fee Guarantee, your fee is set at a percentage of the amount of compensation you receive. Since any percentage of zero is still zero, zero will be the amount of your legal bill unless we either arrange a settlement or win in court. We’re not worried about it, since we win 95 percent of our clients’ cases.
2 years ago I was involved in a trucking accident involving a 14-wheeler truck that nearly disabled me for life. Steve fought to make sure that I received the most possible compensation for my injuries. I was about to take the insurance company’s lowball offer, but decided to call Steve first – it was the best decision I’ve made yet
NOAH TAFFELPersonal Injury Victim