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San Mateo itself is a large place with plenty of people. Considering San Francisco is only 20 miles away and San Jose is about 30 miles away, traffic in and around the area can be chaotic. Sometimes, you just don’t feel like driving around in it. Instead, you open up your phone, press a few buttons, and your Uber shows up a short time later. You decided that your Uber driver would be the one handling the traffic today.

The convenience of ridesharing services like Uber is fantastic, but have you thought about what happens if your Uber driver gets into an accident?

If this has happened to you, you may need an Uber accident attorney in San Mateo. At Allegiance Law, we understand the complexities of this type of case and are ready to assist you.

Transportation Changed

Nobody in the Bay Area is a stranger to Uber. San Francisco is the birthplace of the ridesharing company that changed the transportation industry. In fact, ridesharing changed the industry so fast that governments have had a hard time regulating them.

There are more than 400,000 Uber drivers on the road in the United States and the number is climbing higher daily. Many of those drivers are right here in our area. On any given day, you will probably see plenty of vehicles with those “U” stickers in the window. Maybe you are a frequent ridesharing user yourself.

When you use Uber, you expect the vehicle to be clean and the driver to be professional. Most of all, you expect safety. Unfortunately, that is not always the case.

An Accident Waiting To Happen?

There have been multiple reports of Uber drivers driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol as well as reports of drivers operating their vehicles while watching shows on their phones. When Uber learns about this, they usually suspend the driver permanently, but that doesn’t help you if you are in the vehicle when it is happening.

What if you are in another vehicle hit by an Uber driver? Or a pedestrian walking down the road?

Uber is now even starting to deliver food from restaurants to consumers’ doors, expanding the potential for a collision with an Uber vehicle.

What To Do

You will have many questions if you’ve been involved in an Uber accident, whether as a passenger or another party. Allegiance Law will help you get the answers. We will walk you through the entire case and help you gather the information you need, from police and medical reports to insurance information. We want you to be aware that Uber covers each independent driver with a $1 million liability policy. Are you due any of that?

We’ll find out.

You may need a San Mateo Uber accident attorney. Regardless of who was at fault, insurance companies will step in to attempt a quick resolution that may not benefit you. Here at Allegiance Law, we know how to handle these situations and will help you through it. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 415-404-6395.