Bucks County Uber Accident Lawyer

Lawyers tend to suggest getting a lawyer in almost every situation brought to them. The reality is that there are some matters that you do not necessarily need one. Uber Accidents involving injuries are of a type that you absolutely need to discuss your case with not just any attorney, but one who handles automobile accidents as a primary field of practice. What does this mean? It means that if you were a passenger in an Uber Vehicle that was involved in an accident either alone or with another vehicle, then you definitely need to consult an attorney.

In recent years, Uber’s popularity has grown exponentially. However, 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, you may not be covered in Pennsylvania because of a loop hole 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 on your commercial policy. The problem is being seen in another no fault state, Michigan.

At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, PC, 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.
  • In the event that no vehicle has insurance and there is no source of insurance otherwise, then the Pennsylvania Assigned Claims Plan would be the only option for the injured victim.

    Why Do I Need A Lawyer

    What does this have to do with Uber in Bucks County? Simply put, everything. If you are looking to have Uber take you somewhere, make sure that you are protected from the moment that you step foot in that car. You do not know the training of the driver and in most cases; the driver has none other than normal experience. At Greg Prosmushkin PC, we do not suggest that you place blind trust with your well being or the well being of your loved ones. If you have been involved in an Uber accident and were injured, call the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, PC for a free consultation!

    This content was written on behalf of Greg Prosmushkin.