Bucks County Uber Accident LawyerUber and other types of ride-sharing services compose the newest wave of transportation methods gaining extreme popularity throughout the nation. While Uber claims to be as heavily regulated as taxis, the drivers are often much less experienced in transporting passengers causing more liability for serious accidents. Uber or Lyft drivers make business by the amount of rides that they complete in a shift. This tempts many drivers to navigate recklessly through streets or speed in order to quickly drop passengers off to pick up the next one. Impatience can lead to unsafe driving practices, which in turn often results in serious injuries. Lawyers tend to recommend getting a lawyer in almost every situation brought to them. The reality is that there are some matters for which that you do not necessarily need one. Uber Accidents involving injuries, however, are always situations which you absolutely need to discuss your case with an attorney. Furthermore, this must not just any be any attorney, but one who handles automobile accidents as a primary field of practice, whether the vehicle was alone or other vehicles were involved in the crash. In recent years, Uber’s popularity has grown exponentially. However, the law does not always adapt well to rapid change, and there may be issues with medical bill protection in the event you are involved in an accident where you are an uninsured passenger. The issue is that you may not be covered in Pennsylvania because of a loophole in the way the law is written. In Pennsylvania, a there is nothing that states definitively that you have to have a medical payments provision in your commercial policy. This problem is also being seen in another no-fault state, Michigan. At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our attorneys and staff have handled all types of automobile accidents throughout the Commonwealth. With medical payments, the law is clear on who holds priority.
- First – If you own a car and insure it, that coverage, no matter the fault of the drivers is primary.
- Second – If you do not own a car but reside with a resident relative who does, and it is insured, then that policy covers your medical bills up to the limit of the policy.
- Third – And this is the Uber issue, if you do not own a car, reside in a home with a relative who does, then the vehicle you were a passenger in or struck by if you are a pedestrian should cover your medical bills.
- Fourth – If the host vehicle has no insurance to cover your medical bills, then the at-fault vehicle would have to pay your medicals. However, if the host vehicle is at fault, you have to seek other means like health insurance.