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    What If An Uber Driver Hits A Cyclist In LA?

    Published on Nov 24, 2021 at 1:45 am in Bike / Scooter Accidents, Rideshare Accidents.

    Bicyclists injured by Uber drivers should get immediate medical treatment and seek out help from a skilled Uber accident attorney. If you were injured due to the negligence of an Uber driver, you should receive financial compensation for your injuries. 

    If an Uber driver strikes a cyclist in LA, the injured party may be able to recover the following types of damages: 

    • Pain and suffering 
    • Lost wages
    • Emotional trauma
    • Prescription medication 
    • Medical expenses 
    • Bicycle repair costs 

    An experienced attorney at Ride App Law Group, LLP can provide you with the information you need to determine what types of damages you may be able to recover.

    Why Uber Drivers Might Hit Cyclists

    Uber offers transportation services throughout the United States. Although many Uber drivers operate in a professional manner, sometimes Uber drivers may succumb to the following distractions

    • Texting and driving 
    • Reading GPS directions on a mobile phone 
    • Conversing with passengers

    These are not the only behaviors that may contribute to bicycle accidents caused by Uber drivers. A trained attorney can investigate the motor vehicle accident and obtain witness statements that will help establish the facts of your case. Our attorneys at Ride App Law Group, LLP can uncover the driver behaviors that led to the collision. 

    Common Types of Injuries 

    Seeking medical attention after a motor vehicle accident is imperative. Bicyclists may suffer from the following types of bodily injuries: 

    • Death
    • Facial lacerations
    • Blunt force trauma to the head
    • Traumatic brain injury
    • Back pain 
    • Neck injuries 
    • Bone fractures 
    • Paralysis 

    This is not an exhaustive list of injuries a cyclist may suffer by being struck by an Uber driver. Cyclists are not protected by any barriers and, therefore, some cyclists suffer catastrophic injuries during collisions with motor vehicles. 

    How Does Insurance Coverage Work After An Uber Accident?

    In an ideal situation, Uber’s insurer will pay when a cyclist is injured by an Uber driver. The insurance coverage and the amount available will be higher under Uber’s corporate policy, though insurance coverage works for Uber according to the following regulations. 

    If an Uber driver is not logged into the Uber application, then the company’s insurance policy does not apply, but every Uber driver is required to have automobile insurance. The driver’s automobile insurance covers any damages caused during an accident that occurs while the driver is not logged into the application.

    The driver is considered available for hire when the rideshare application is turned on. In this situation, Uber’s insurance policy offers up to $50,000 coverage per person for bodily injury and up to $100,000 total injury liability per accident caused by the driver. Uber’s insurance policy also covers $25,000 property damage caused by the driver. 

    If the driver is on the way to pick up a passenger or has a passenger, then liability coverage is higher. Uber’s insurance policy offers $1 million in bodily injury coverage in these situations. Uber also provides uninsured motorist coverage while the Uber driver is transporting the passenger.

    Contact a Los Angeles Uber Accident Attorney Today 

    If you or a loved one suffer a bodily injury during a collision with a Uber vehicle, contact Ride App Law Group, LLP today. Our attorneys can explain which of Uber’s insurance policy limits may be applicable to your case and protect your rights. Call 888-754-9023 today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about the legal services we offer. 

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