Getaround DetailsGetaround allows you to book a car near you for either personal use or to drive Uber. Uber does offer partnership with the company; to drive, you must link your accounts and sign up. Only specific vehicles can be used to drive for Uber. The fees for Getaround vehicles start at $5 per hour. The more exotic the car or the more amenities and features, the more expensive it is. There are also weekly rates available, which start at $239 per week. You can rent for $219 per week if you commit to a 4-week rental, though. There is also no security deposit needed to drive a Getaround vehicle. When you drive for Uber, your first $60 rental with Getaround is free. This is a different incentive than Uber usually offers to rental car companies, which provides repeated benefits per rental period. With Getaround, you have numerous perks available. Your rental costs include full insurance coverage, unlimited mileage for the vehicles so you can drive as long and as far as you want, around-the-clock customer service and support, roadside assistance, and basic maintenance and upkeep of the vehicle. In order to rent a Getaround car, you must be over the age of 21, have a valid debit or credit card, have a valid driver’s license, have a smartphone with the Getaround app installed on it, and have a valid Facebook or Google account to link to the Getaround app. It is easy to rent a car; you simply browse for the vehicles near you and select the duration of the trip. If you want to drive for Uber, you must select vehicles that allow you to do so. You can then follow normal procedure as you would on any Uber trip.
Getaround Insurance Information – Am I Covered By Insurance In An Accident?Yes, you are covered by insurance in accident, whether you are driving the Getaround vehicle or if you are using it as an Uber car. Getaround offers perhaps the most sufficient and encompassing insurance coverage for its customers, more so than the other rental car agencies that partner with Uber. With Getaround, you are fully covered with comprehensive, collision, and liability insurance. This means that theft, automobile damage, and physical injuries are all taken care of in the event of an accident. The policy limit is $1,000,000. There are some things to note, however. The renter is responsible for a $1,000 damage fee in the event of an accident. If the car is exotic and listed at a price of over $80,000, or if the car is a classic car and more than 35 years old, then the damage fee is raised to $2,500. Bear in mind that Getaround’s insurance is in effect when you are driving the car, but not when you are driving for Uber. When you are driving for Uber, there are two different stages of insurance that are in effect. The first stage is in effect when the app is on but you have not yet approved a ride. This period allows coverage for $50,000 in liability. Once you accept a ride and you are en route to the customer, as well as when the passenger or passengers are in the vehicle, you will be covered for $1,000,000 in liability, $250,000 in underinsured/uninsured motorist coverage, and more. Your personal auto insurance policy, if you have one, will not be in effect during either period. In the case of Uber, personal policies do not cover commercial driving, or driving that is done for work or pay. Getaround’s insurance is primary.
Is Getaround Liable For Injuries?Getaround is only liable for your injuries if the company provided a vehicle that was defective (knowingly or unknowingly) or if the company allowed someone to get behind the wheel who should not legally have been allowed to (an intoxicated person or someone with a suspended driver’s license). The majority of the time, rental car agencies cannot be held responsible, but if they could have prevented the accident in some way, then their liability will be called into question.
Steps To Take After An AccidentIt can be troublesome to find yourself in an accident with a Getaround vehicle. Car accidents are already irritating, but the different complications from rental agencies, companies like Uber, and more can make the situation needlessly infuriating. If you were in a crash with a Getaround vehicle, you should take these steps to have the best foundation for your insurance claim or lawsuit and to ensure that you are not seriously injured.
- Get medical help at once to prevent further injuries
- Keep medical receipts or paramedic notes
- Take photos of the injuries you suffered and the damage done to the vehicles
- Photograph the scene of the accident and attempt to secure dash cam footage or surveillance videos if available
- Screenshot your Getaround app and Uber trip
- Interview bystanders, passengers, or eyewitnesses and get their statements on how the accident happened or who was at fault
- Retain a copy of the police report if there was an investigation at the scene
- Collect insurance details from any involved parties, as well as personal details
- Avoid towing or trying to repair the car yourself
- Notify Getaround and Uber to the accident as quickly as possible
- Contact an attorney with experience in Getaround car accidents or a lawyer who can handle Uber accident lawsuits
Restitution from a Getaround Car AccidentIf you were involved in a car accident while driving a Getaround vehicle, you could receive ample compensation for your damages. You may be able to have all your expenses fully covered, especially if you were a victim. We will see to it that you are fully taken care of for the following damages:
- Medical bills for surgery, hospitalization, physical therapy, medication, future procedures, and more
- Property damage for your lost belongings or broken items
- Lost income from the past and future
- Pain and suffering damages for your PTSD, anxiety, fear, emotional trauma, and more