Las Vegas is one of the top tourist destinations in the United States. Unlike tourists in other cities, many Las Vegas visitors fly into the city and get around on foot and by using the resorts’ shuttles during their vacation, leaving their cars at home. Since Uber began offering its service in Nevada earlier this year, the demand for the inexpensive, app-coordinated rides has surged.
While there are a number of background checks for Uber drivers, that’s no guarantee that they won’t cause an accident that ultimately leaves you injured. And, of course this is the case with any ride service: Taxi’s, bus, limo, Lyft, etc. In fact, the driver of an Uber who ran over cyclists and killed 8 people is an accused terrorist who drove hundreds of times for both Lyft and Uber. Even with all the background checks in the world, a person who actually is attempting to drive safely is not immune from having a moment of bad judgement & causing an accident. It happens every day & Vegas is certainly no exception to this. Just frequent a few of the cities most dangerous intersections for a while & you’ll likely see the proof of this before long.
Different states have different laws on what companies like Uber have to cover for passengers as far as insurance goes. However, no matter what insurance company is accountable for damages & injuries, the insurance company’s adjusters are typically ready to to make unacceptable offers that won’t cover your medical bills in the long run. Uber drivers usually have some form of insurance from Uber but are also required to cover an acceptable insurance of their own while driving for these companies. However, if the other driver in the accident is considered at fault, their insurance may cover your injuries. It makes sense to speak with an attorney who understands how all this works in any give scenario to get the maximum compensation from your accident.
It is important to note that there are some key differences between the insurance policies held by Uber drivers and those held by taxi and limousine drivers. If you are injured in an Uber accident or a Las Vegas taxi accident, contact a Vegas car accident attorney at Ladah Law Firm today at 702-252-0055 to discuss these differences and your options for seeking monetary compensation.
The main difference between Uber drivers and other types of drivers for hire are the types of insurance they carry. Uber drivers are regular drivers who offer rides to others through the Uber app. Although they are screened and must pass basic background checks, Uber drivers are not employees of Uber in the way that a limousine driver is an employee of his or her company. That means that if you are in an accident, the Uber driver’s personal automobile insurance may be used to cover your expenses if your driver is found to be negligent.
At the Ladah Law Firm, we understand the intricate differences between personal automobile insurance and commercial driver’s insurance. Do not try to resolve your personal injury claim on your own – we know how to negotiate with insurance providers to get you a better settlement for your injuries.
A personal injury claim is a claim to seek monetary compensation for the injuries you sustain in an accident that you did not cause. Injuries and their aftermath can be expensive. Do not allow yourself to be bankrupted by your injuries – let us help you get the money you deserve. Compensation from a personal injury claim can be used to cover the following expenses:
In Nevada, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years from the date of the accident. This means that as a victim, you must file your claim before this period runs out. Allowing the statute of limitations to expire on your claim is allowing yourself to lose the opportunity to seek compensation.
Call the Ladah Law Firm today at 702-252-0055 to schedule your consultation with a member of our firm. We can guide you through the process of filing a personal injury claim and provide you with legal advice and representation every step of the way.
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