June 6, 2018 (uber.com). According to uber.com, if you are online and third parties are injured, you will be covered by Uber’s $1 million insurance plan. The following discusses how it works.*

1.While you are online but have not yet accepted a ride request

When you are online, meaning you are using the Uber app on your phone, you are covered by Uber’s insurance if you cause an accident before accepting a ride request. While coverage varies per state, the following are at least:

  • $50,000 per person/$100,000 per accident for bodily injury
  • $25,000 per accident for property damage

If you are not at fault, you can use your Uber’s insurance to cover your damages, including damage to your car and personal injury. Your own insurance may also compensate you in such event.

2.You accept a ride request or you are on a trip

Uber covers you for three things when you accept a ride and are on a trip:

  1. Third party liability coverage – this kicks in if you are liable for damages to another driver, a pedestrian or property in the event of an accident. While coverage varies per state, it is at least $1,000,000 under Uber’s plan.
  2. Underinsured or uninsured motorist bodily injury coverage – this covers you or anyone else in your vehicle if someone else causes an accident and they are underinsured or uninsured. This also provides coverage for a hit and run accident.
  3. Contingent collision and comprehensive coverage –this covers your vehicle in case of an accident regardless of fault, so long as you have car insurance that includes collision coverage for that vehicle while you are not on an Uber trip. Coverage limit is up to the cash value of your vehicle. Keep in mind that there is a $1,000 deductible.

3. When offline

If you are offline, you are not covered by Uber’s insurance. Any accident that occurs would need to be covered by your personal auto insurance.

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