Uber Accidents – Who Is Liable?

Uber is causing quite a stir with their blatant disregard for responsibility after several people, including a pedestrian, were injured in a car accident involving an Uber driver. While Uber strongly defends their standpoint that their drivers should be carrying their own commercial insurance policies, the way that Uber is set up leads users of the “transportation network company” to believe that it would be fully liable for the transportation arrangements, which are setup within the company’s app.

What About the Pedestrian?

Even though you can request, track, and pay for the ride through the Uber app, and the app provides you with an “Uber driver ID,” the company is refusing to take accountability for the accident and injuries. The pedestrian who was injured stands in a precarious spot. To make the situation even more confusing, the pedestrian was not hit by either of the drivers, but rather was struck by a fire hydrant, which one of the drivers collided with and sent careening toward the pedestrian.

Therefore, if you are involved in a car accident with an Uber driver in Indianapolis, you would not have to stress about who is responsible for the accident to submit a claim. However, the pedestrian that was involved in the Uber accident is not in the best predicament. Because the pedestrian was walking, submitting a claim to their auto insurance agency is not an option. If Uber is denying any responsibility for the accident, where would the pedestrian turn?

It turns out that the pedestrian is suing both drivers’ insurance companies, as well as Uber to recover compensation for the injuries incurred during the accident. If you have been injured in an accident with an Uber driver and feel your situation is too difficult to handle on your own, an experienced Indianapolis car accident lawyer can cut through the hassle and help you get the compensation you deserve.

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