How Uber Almost Crushed My First Day At Work

 Thursday, October 24, 2019

 Risk & Insurance

Over an October weekend, a friend of my boyfriend visited us from California. Since I wasn’t in the mood to drive across the city to the Philadelphia airport to pick him up, he did what most people would do.

He pulled out his phone and called an Uber.

On his way to our apartment, his driver rear-ended another vehicle causing a three car accident.

The impact left him with mild whiplash, an injury that he would apparently need personal liability insurance to cover, due to Pennsylvania’s no fault car insurance policies.

It’s also unclear whether Uber or the driver will be considered liable for the accident.

Uber maintains insurance on behalf of its drivers, if their personal insurance doesn’t apply, according to the company’s website.
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