i'm getting more and more cases coming intomy office that involve passengers of uber cars, either the driver has caused an accident,or another car has hit an uber car. in all of those cases, the insurance company thataffords coverage now is james river insurance company, an insurance company from virginia.now these claims involving james river are so new, and we've never dealt with james riverbefore. and no other attorneys have dealt with jamesriver in california. we don't know how they're going to handle the settlement process-- ifthey're going to be fair to our clients, or if they're will be cases where we will haveto take them to trial. so we will keep up to date.
just a little background-- until a few monthsago, six months ago or so, drivers of these cars had to rely on their own insurance coverage.and because there are exclusions on using your vehicle for hire, there were severalcases that i had, six to eight months ago, in which the insurance companies denied coveragefor the driver. and so the driver was left in the lurch, and the passengers-- if theydid not have uninsured motorist coverage-- would not be able to be compensated whatsoever. but luckily now, we're dealing with jamesriver insurance company. and they do carry, in certain cases, liability coverage up toa million dollars. and so we'll let you know, as time goes on, how james river deals withour clients, and whether we'll be headed to
court or whether we'll be settling these cases.