Ridesharing is gaining in popularity every day, but many riders are wondering what exactly UBER is doing to protect them. With tales of women being sexually harassed or raped, drivers being rude or reckless, and other news stories across the nation, riders are becoming more and more wary of UBER. Here’s what UBER does to protect you as a rider.
From the time you request an UBER to the time that you arrive at your destination, UBER covers the driver and all passengers with a $1 million policy. This insurance is in addition to the insurance that the driver may have. As long as you are a registered user on a rideshare through the app, you are covered by the insurance. That means that if there is an accident, your medical bills and other expenses are supposed to be covered.
In just the last year, UBER has implemented many safety features for both drivers and riders. There is now an emergency button on the app that the driver or the passenger can press that will immediately send 911 to your known location. A recent class action lawsuit filed against UBER by women who were sexually harassed or assaulted may lead to further safety measures, such as higher standards for vetting drivers.
Although UBER does these things to protect riders, don’t count on them to be there when it counts. Often, UBER will try to avoid taking liability and paying out on a claim for a rider because they blame the driver and want them to pay the costs. It is a good idea to hire an attorney after any car accident involving an UBER or other rideshare to ensure that you get the compensation that you deserve. Contact us today for more information or to schedule a consultation.Tagged auto accidents, uber