Uber is one of the most popular rideshare services. Locals and visitors to San Jose rely on Uber for fast, easy-to-schedule rides at reasonable cost.
The process for filing an injury claim for an Uber accident
After an injury accident involving an Uber in San Jose, the process involves a series of steps to confirm whether the driver was currently logged onto the app or operating the vehicle personally while covered by their own auto insurance. Other legal issues may prove to be critical in filing a claim or lawsuit, and a range of facts must be investigated. Under state law, Uber is required to perform an extensive background check on all drivers.
Uber cannot “contract with, employ, or retain a driver” if the individual has a conviction for DUI, misdemeanor assault/battery, or domestic violence within the past seven years. In addition, drivers who are registered sex offenders or have been convicted of a violent felony cannot be hired. In some cases, it may be necessary to investigate whether or not the driver met the legal criteria to drive for Uber.