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Santa Barbara Uber Accident Attorneys

Written by: Portrait Photo Of Chad M. Prentice Chad M. Prentice

Uber has become popular across the United States for people who want a reliable mode of transportation. This popularity has also increased the number of car crashes involving rideshare drivers. Uber carries insurance in case of injury or damage, but victims can face difficulties during the legal process. Schedule a free consultation with a trusted Santa Barbara Uber accident attorney at Maho Prentice, LLP.

Uber’s annual report showed an 11 percent increase from 118 million monthly active platform users in 2021 to 131 million in 2022. The company also had an 83 percent revenue increase from $17.455 billion in 2021 to $31.877 billion in 2022.

Uber leads rideshare services and is the first option for the majority of people needing to get around the Santa Barbara area. Like every other vehicle, Uber vehicles can be involved in crashes. If you have suffered injuries in an Uber accident, you deserve a dedicated attorney to fight for your rights.

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Differences Between Uber Accidents and Other Car Crashes

Under personal injury law, the liability in an Uber accident does not differ from other types of car crashes. The distinction comes when Uber can be held liable. Additional insurance can be available from Uber for its drivers. 

Typically, when a person suffers injuries in a car accident involving a rideshare vehicle, they will have grounds for Uber accident claims against the Uber and the driver for their damages. A variety of people can be hurt in an Uber accident, including pedestrians, occupants of other vehicles, bicyclists, and more.

Only in certain circumstances will Uber be held liable, and a personal injury lawyer in Santa Barbara can help you hold the company liable for your losses when possible. Consulting an Uber accident attorney with Maho Prentice, LLP, can help you better understand the types of situations in which Uber can be held liable. In many personal injury cases, the Uber driver’s insurance company will be held liable when the driver is responsible for causing the accident.

Uber’s Insurance Policy Terms in Santa Barbara

According to Uber, its insurance policy works in the following ways:

  • When the Uber driver app is off, and the driver is offline- the insurance company and coverages of the driver will apply.
  • When a driver is waiting for a ride request or is available- Uber provides insurance on behalf of the driver for a covered accident, offering third-party liability when the personal auto insurance of the driver does not apply. Uber’s policy provides $50,000 per person in bodily injury, $100,000 per accident in bodily injury, and $25,000 per accident in property damage.
  • When an Uber driver is actively involved in a trip or en route to pick up a rider- Uber provides insurance on behalf of the driver for covered car accidents, providing $1 million in third-party liability, first-party insurance, underinsured or uninsured motorist bodily injury, contingent collision and comprehensive, and up to the cash value of a vehicle with a $2,500 deductible.

Contact Our Knowledgeable Santa Barbara Accident Attorneys Today

If you suffered severe Uber accident injuries or lost a loved one in a Santa Barbara Uber accident, you should retain legal counsel immediately. Our Uber accident lawyers handle a variety of rideshare accident claims involving serious injuries, medical bills, and wrongful death in Santa Barbara, CA. Our dedicated Santa Barbara Uber accident attorneys will work closely with you to fight for the financial compensation you deserve. Contact Maho Prentice, LLP, online to schedule a free case evaluation with our law firm today.