Montana Uber Accidents Attorney
The passage and enactment of Senate Bill 396 in 2015 licensed the technology network carrier (TNC) Uber to operate in Montana. Uber is currently the only ridesharing company operating in the state.
While ridesharing services provide an extremely valuable form of transportation (and income) for Montana residents, the motor vehicles their drivers use are just as capable of getting into accidents as any other automobile. Crashes involving TNC vehicles can be far more complicated than traditional passenger vehicle collisions, which is why it is usually in any victim’s best interest to immediately contact Need an Injury Lawyer Montana.
Our firm helps residents and visitors injured in accidents caused by Uber drivers in Bozeman, Laurel, Butte, Livingston, Helena, Belgrade, Kalispell, Miles City, Havre, Anaconda, Billings, Sidney, Missoula, Lewistown, Great Falls, Whitefish, and many other nearby areas.
Montana Ridesharing Laws
One major problem with Montana’s Uber bill is that the law that allowed TNCs to operate in the state also allowed insurance companies to decline automobile insurance coverage for drivers providing paid rides. As a result, many drivers found it difficult to obtain insurance coverage in the immediate aftermath of Uber’s legalization.
Uber provides a $1 million in third party liability and uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage on its vehicles, but that coverage only applies when a driver is actively transporting a passenger. If a driver is not logged into the network or is between rides, then his or her own personal insurance policy applies.
Despite the higher limits of coverage provided by Uber, it is not uncommon for a TNC to attempt to deny liability by claiming that its driver is an “independent contractor.” Need an Injury Lawyer Montana understands the complexity of these types of claims and knows how to hold all negligent parties accountable.
Accidents involving Uber or other TNC vehicles can be the result of many of the same causes of traditional passenger vehicle crashes. Since Uber relies on drivers and passengers largely using smartphone applications, distracted driving is a very common cause, but some drivers may have been driving recklessly or possibly operating while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Montana Uber Accident Lawyer
Did you suffer severe injuries or was your loved one killed in a crash caused by an Uber or other TNC driver in Montana? You will want to contact Need an Injury Lawyer Montana as soon as possible.
We represent clients in communities all over Cascade County, Jefferson County, Lewis and Clark County, Richland County, Ravalli County, Custer County, Silver Bow County, Big Horn County, Lake County, Glacier County, Lincoln County, Park County, Hill County, Yellowstone County, Carbon County, Missoula County, Roosevelt County, Gallatin County, Sanders County, Flathead County, and Fergus County.
Our firm is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer your phone call and help provide legal guidance. We handle cases on a contingency fee basis, so you will not be assessed any fees unless you receive a financial award. Need an Injury Lawyer Montana will provide an honest and thorough evaluation of your case so you can fully understand all of your legal options.