We recently attended a seminar on Uber drivers and liability. Interestingly, Uber, as a company, has gone above and beyond what most vehicle owners would do in a vehicle-for-hire situation. In New York state, the minimum allowances for having insurance are $25,000 per individual involved in an accident and $50,000 per accident in total. Most cab companies carry those minimum requirements. Similarly, even in commercial types of applications, the insurance contracts and the amount that the insurance companies provide, or the owner’s provide, is low.
What Uber has done is indicated that they’re going to provide a layer of insurance above and beyond the insurance of the vehicle. The indications are, that every Uber vehicle is insured for $1.2 million, which is an incredible number above and beyond what a taxi cab would be insured at. What that will do is ensure that if an Uber driver, while in the scope of driving somebody, is involved in an accident, that Uber itself will step in and provide insurance coverage well beyond the limits required by New York State.
If you were involved in an accident while driving or being a passenger in an Uber vehicle, call our law office to learn more about UBER accident liability. We will review your case for free and fight to get you the maximum recovery for your injuries.
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