Fair is a rental car company that is partnered with Uber. The business allows drivers who do not have cars (or who simply do not want to use their own) to rent vehicles to use for rideshare driving with Uber. The cars cost a certain amount per week and can be renewed a few weeks in a row before they must be returned. As an incentive to using the program and getting more drivers to sign up, Uber has created perks and benefits to driving Fair vehicles, allowing you to earn extra income on top of your fares. However, the real question remains: Is Fair actually fair? Does the company take more than its fair share or profits? Does it treat its drivers fairly? We know that these are common questions, and when applied to Uber, the answer is usually no. Uber does not give its drivers the best treatment, having tried to reduce them to independent contractors with low wages for years. Fair is a slightly different story. Our attorneys at the Downtown LA Law Group can help you determine how fair Fair is, and if you were involved in an accident while driving a Fair rental vehicle, you should take legal action at once.
How does Fair Car Rental Work?
Fair car rentals work with Uber by providing vehicles to individuals who need them. To use a Fair vehicle for Uber, you must first sign up through the Uber app and become a driver. You will have to undergo a background check to determine if you are a safe driver or if you have a criminal background; if you pass, you can start driving at once. Fair does not conduct a credit check to see if you can pay for the rental fee. You can then select the option for a Fair vehicle through the Uber app. You will have to download Fair as well. You then pay a fee, select your vehicle and pick up time, sign the agreement, and go start driving and picking up passengers.
How much does it cost to rent a Fair vehicle?
Fair offers cars starting at $195 per week. This cost covers insurance and basic maintenance for the car, and ensures that you have roadside assistance. In addition, there is a $195 security deposit that must be paid up front as well. This security deposit is refundable and allows you to recover the money after you return the car, provided no damages have been done to the vehicle during the rental period. It does not, however, include taxes, gas, or other fees. All Fair rentals have a 7-day minimum period that they can be in your possession. You can extend the contract 3 times afterward for a total of 28 days. The cost of the car, therefore, is just under $30 per day. As mentioned above, Uber does provide certain benefits to driving a Fair vehicle. If you complete 70 trips in the rental period (or 10 per day), you will receive $80 in credit to your account. If you complete 90 trips per period (or just under 14 per day), you will get $185 in credit. Finally, by completing 125 trips in the time frame (or just under 20 per day), you will get $240 added to your account. By completing the maximum amount of trips for the incentive program, you can completely pay off the Fair vehicle rental fee and keep a $45 profit to yourself on top of the other money you earn from the trips. You may save money on maintenance and insurance, as well as for roadside assistance services, but you likely do not earn as much because of the amount of rides required to hit the target max benefit.
Do I have the same rights as other drivers?
As a Fair rental car driver who is working for Uber, you have the same rights as everyone else does while on the road. You are entitled to a safe trip and should not be exposed to dangerous or reckless driving. Regardless, other drivers are not always safe and constantly put others in harm’s way. As a Fair driver, you can still sue Uber, sue Fair, sue another party, or take legal action against whoever was responsible for an accident. You can only sue Fair if you find that the car was defective in some way or it had issues that caused the accident to occur, though. You may be able to sue Uber if you were hit by another driver yet you were not able to collect any damages because Uber tried to blame you for the incident. You may have even been struck by a driver who fled the scene in a hit and run accident.
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There are many situations in which you can take legal action. A car accident is one, but you may also be physically assaulted or sexually harassed by driving. You may be cheated out of a contract or have wages withheld from you. If you feel that you were wrongfully treated or if you suffered physical injuries from the accident, you should contact our expert Uber and Fair accident lawyers for more assistance. We can make sure that you get the full compensation you need for your damages.
What is the insurance policy of Fair and Uber?
Fair’s insurance policy is essentially the state minimum. The company provides insurance to you in the form of $50,000 in auto damage (with a $1,000 deductible that must first be met), $50,000 in bodily injury per person, and $100,000 in bodily injury per accident. This insurance coverage is only in effect when you are driving the Fair vehicle without the Uber app turned on, though. Once you turn the Uber app on and you are waiting for a ride, you are covered by Uber’s insurance policy. It is a similar amount to Fair’s, but with $25,000 for property damage. Once you accept a ride, though, and you are en route to the passenger (as well as once you have picked the passenger up), the amount changes. You will then be covered for $1,000,000 third-party liability, $250,000 in uninsured/underinsured motorist damages, and contingent comprehensive and collision coverage (with a $1,000 deductible). It can be very confusing to deal with either company’s insurance agents if you are in an accident. You may not know the first thing about negotiating a fair deal or presenting your evidence in an organized and efficient manner. It will be in your best interest to hire a skilled Uber accident lawyer who can handle your claim for you.
What should I do after an accident in a Fair vehicle?
If you were in an accident with a Fair vehicle, it is recommended that you follow these steps to have the best possible chance at a successful lawsuit and to stay healthy.
- Go to the hospital at once to get treatment for your injuries
- Hold on to receipts from the medical facility
- Take pictures of your injuries
- Take pictures of the damage to the vehicles
- Get videos if possible from dashboard footage or surveillance footage
- Interview passengers and eyewitnesses for testimonies and statements about the accident
- Request a copy of the police report from law enforcement officers if they showed up
- File an incident report with Uber and Fair
- Write down the contact information and insurance details of the other driver or any involved parties
- Consult with an experienced attorney who has handled Uber and Fair lawsuits before
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With the assistance of our firm, you can receive the compensation you deserve from an accident. We will see to it that you receive full coverage for your medical expenses, reimbursement of lost wages, replacement of damaged property, costs for pain and suffering, and more. Our goal is to ensure that you are protected and covered if you were hurt, and we will do all we can to achieve that goal.
The Firm for You
The Downtown LA Law Group is one of the leading firms in Los Angeles. We have years of experience in Uber lawsuits and we have sued Fair on behalf of clients who were in accidnets while driving the rental vehicles. We know the best methods to win your case and we will aggressively pursue every penny you deserve. Our lawyers are empathetic to our clients and we are willing to always go the extra mile to keep you safe and protected. We are also willing to go ot court to fight for your rights in front of a judge and jury if we need to. Call our offices at (888) 649-7166 for a free legal consultation with a skilled lawyer. All consultations are confidential and your private details will not be shared elsewhere. We will talk about your case with you and help you understand the legal process. If you want to hire us, we will ensure that you pay no out of pocket fees by utilizing our zero fee guarantee. This states that we won’t get paid unless and until we win your claim, and if we lose, we take nothing at all. You won’t touch your savings throughout the case. To sue Fair or sue Uber for an accident, or to learn more about how Fair car rentals work, contact the Downtown LA Law Group today. – How to Sign Up for Fair – Get a Car Through Uber – Cheapest Car Rental for Uber – Fair, Hertz, Getaround, Maven – What is the cost of fair – where is fair available – Everything that You Need to Know about Fair Insurance – What is Fair Car Rental? How Does it Work? – Ultimate guide to Uber, Fair and Maven