Posted By The Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno, P.C. Posted in: Car Accident.
Ridesharing is such a popular option than taking a taxi or driving your own car. It makes sense that it is so popular. First, it is easily accessible through an app on your phone. As long as your phone has some charge and data you can find a way to get a car to come and get you. Second, your credit card is linked to the app which takes care of the ride. This means no more fondling around your wallet for cash or trying to get others to help pay for a ride. No longer do you have to worry about drunkenly taking out your credit card to pay. Everything is neat and tidy and paid through the app. This makes enjoying the ride that much more because you don’t have to worry about cash or taking our a debit card. Third, ride sharing lets you choose the kind of car you want to pick up.
There are various levels of rides to choose from. Some choose the regular where you can get picked up with other people. It takes a little longer, but it costs a lot less. You can choose a private ride, which is like the median package, or you can send someone money and get a luxury vehicle. Riding in luxury really increases the joy of the night. So why not splurge on getting picked up by a BMW instead of a regular sedan? The problem is, no matter what car you choose, if you get into an accident it doesn’t matter what you are riding in. An injury is an injury in a vehicle. So who is at fault when you get into an accident while in a rideshare? Who do you need to call to get the compensation needed for the injuries you sustained?
Our Car Accident Attorneys at The Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno in San Diego will be the first to tell you that Uber expects each driver to have their own personal insurance and they provide supplemental insurance if needed. However, California just ruled on a case that may make it harder for Uber to be so removed from their drivers via independent contracts. The ruling would require Uber to take more responsibility for their drivers by accounting them as employees.
If you or a loved one was injured while being a passenger in an Uber accident then your story may be a little more complicated. However, with our Car Accident Attorneys The Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno in San Diego Law, we will provide the legal counsel and representation needed to make sure that you get fairly compensated for your injuries. The laws may be complicated, but what isn’t complicated is the necessity for you to get help for your financial insecurity due to an accident that was not your fault. Do not hesitate another day. Call 619-577-4077 or click here to start a conversation with our professional attorneys at The Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno in San Diego.