Are passengers insured in Uber cars?
Passengers are not insured while in Uber vehicles, in the sense that they are not on the insurance policy of either Uber or the individual driver. However, under California law, if a passenger in an Uber car is injured, he or she may be entitled to compensation. Depending on the facts of the case, the passenger may be able to file a claim against the other driver’s insurance company or Uber’s insurance policy.
Legal claims against rideshare companies can often be complex, as the type of insurance coverage will depend on where the driver was in the cycle of picking up the passenger. There may be additional considerations at issue, such as whether the driver was fully qualified or if his or her car was properly inspected by Uber. A seasoned California car accident attorney can investigate the facts of the case to determine the best options for pursuing a claim, and work with you to help you recover the compensation that you deserve.