Charleston Uber Accident Attorney

Rideshare services offer consumers a convenient and affordable way to get around. While taking an Uber back from a social gathering may seem like a good idea, the reality is that Uber accidents happen more frequently than you may think.

If you have been hurt in an Uber accident, you need an attorney experienced in handling rideshare claims in South Carolina. When you retain the legal services of John Price Law Firm, LLC, you are hiring a firm that will not give up on your claim until you receive the compensation you deserve.

Rideshare Insurance Coverage in South Carolina

Coverage for rideshare drivers in South Carolina will depend on the driver’s status at the time of the accident.

If a Driver is Offline

If an Uber driver is offline and not transporting passengers, then the driver’s personal auto insurance will apply. South Carolina requires all motorists operating a vehicle within the state to carry the following auto liability insurance coverage:

If a Driver is Logged into the App and Available for a Trip

If an Uber driver is not yet carrying a passenger but is logged into the app, then the following insurance coverage will apply:

If a Driver is Actively Transporting a Passenger

Uber insurance offers Uber passengers and third parties up to $1 million in coverage for their injuries. It does not matter if the Uber driver was at fault or if another driver caused the crash.

South Carolina drivers are given the option to purchase personal injury protection (PIP) insurance. PIP covers lost income and medical expenses, regardless of which driver caused the accident. However, PIP is typically used as a last resort after other insurance options have been exhausted.

Gathering Evidence After an Uber Crash

Following an Uber crash, the first thing you should tend to is your injuries. If you have severe injuries, you will want to visit the emergency room. For minor injuries, you may want to consider going to urgent care.

If you do not have any injuries, then you should consider gathering evidence at the accident scene. Evidence after an Uber accident may include any of the following:

Uber Accident Attorneys Serving Charleston and the Surrounding Area

Accidents do happen. A rideshare accident can take place under perfect conditions, threatening the well-being of all involved. If you have recently been in an Uber accident, our Uber accident attorneys are ready to assist you in filing your claim. To schedule your free consultation, contact us by phone or by filling out our online contact form.