What Might Truckers and Uber Drivers Have in Common?

by William Mattar | June 25th, 2019

Do trucker drivers and Uber drivers have anything in common when it comes to being at-fault drivers in an accident? For example, if you are hit by an Uber or truck driver, who pays for your medical bills if you need emergency treatment or an extended hospitalization? Are Uber and truck drivers insured individually or by the company they work for? How difficult is it to obtain compensation from a reckless Uber or truck driver?

The personal injury attorneys at William Mattar provide legal assistance to victims of accidents caused by an Uber or truck driver. If you are recovering from serious injuries or still in the hospital, we may be able to help you get the adequate compensation. Call today to schedule an appointment with one of our seasoned car accident attorneys.

Are Uber Drivers Insured by Uber?

Uber drivers working in New York City must have insurance. Fortunately, if you are physically injured in an accident and your Uber driver is faulted for the crash, you may be receive compensation from through this insurance.

While it is possible for Uber accident victims to hold Uber responsible financially for their serious injuries, being represented by a personal injury lawyer knowledgeable in ride-sharing law is one way to significantly increase your chance of receiving adequate compensation.

Are Truck Drivers Covered By Company Insurance?

If you are hit by a truck driver and law enforcement investigators attribute the accident to mechanical failure (brakes failed or steering component malfunction, for example), the company for which the truck driver works may be held liable. Trucking companies are mandated to maintain their vehicles.

Victims of accidents caused by distracted, intoxicated or reckless truck drivers may not be able to obtain compensation from the truck company’s insurance company. Complex claims involving truck accidents should generally be litigated by an experienced truck accident attorney.

Call William Mattar’s accident injury lawyers today to schedule a free, initial consultation appointment. You may be entitled to adequate compensation if you suffered serious injuries in a truck accident.