If you haven’t heard of Uber, it’s a new app that allows users to locate a driver (taxi or private) in their city and pay their fare via the app. Nathan Avrunin agrees with officials in Michigan who are concerned about passengers’ safety if the vehicle were to get into a car accident. A representative for Uber, Laura Altmin, states:
Uber’s ridesharing subsidiary (Rasier LLC) maintains commercial auto insurance on behalf of partner drivers that provides for Michigan No-Fault coverages including Michigan Personal Injury Protection and $1MM of Michigan Property Protection Insurance. This is in addition to the $1 million per incident coverage for third-party liability and other coverages available in all states where ridesharing is offered.
However, the question is raised about what protection is given to the passengers. Mr. Avrunin’s firm, South Florida Trial Lawyers, protects citizens with PIP claims and understands the importance of proper automobile insurance. For this reason, Mr. Avrunin wants to create awareness so passengers are informed on potential risks by catching a ride through Uber.