San Diego Uber Accident Lawyer: Uber Passengers AND Drivers Now Protected By California Law
When Uber initially began to offer their services in California, they did not have the proper level of insurance coverage nor were they regulated by the same safety standards as other paid transportation services such as taxis.
Additionally, the agreements that their drivers had to sign severely limited the driver’s legal rights in the event they were in a serious accident while in between rides or while on the way to pick up an Uber customer. Uber were both adamant that their liability with regards to accidents was only when a customer was being given a ride. This left open a wide window where Uber Drivers could injure or be injured while operating their vehicle for the ride sharing company, and yet they could escape liability. This loophole created safety hazards throughout California as the company become a more and more popular method of transportation.
After numerous high profile cases that resulted in serious injuries and even deaths during these “in between rides” periods, California Legislature passed laws requiring that Uber to provide $1 Million in insurance coverage for their drivers as well as uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage for their drivers and passengers.
This law, which went into effect on July 15th, 2015, was a necessary decision by lawmakers in California to protect the general public and will prevent these ‘loophole’ situations from happening in the future, where these highly profitable rideshare company was operating in our state without providing the proper insurance coverage for a commercial vehicle operator.
If you’re an Uber Driver or passenger who’s been hurt in an Uber Accident or a pedestrian that was hit by a rideshare driver, it would benefit you greatly to contact Chris Mova at the Mova Law Firm. Chris is an experienced lawyer in San Diego who has helped numerous people with their accident involving Uber. He has successfully helped victims just like you seek justice in the form of compensation.
If you’ve been hurt or a loved has been seriously hurt as a result of an Uber driver, call Chris Mova today and he will fight for what you deserve.