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Injured as a passenger in an Uber Ride?
Our Uber accident lawyers have decades of experience helping accident victims across the nation obtain justice and compensation. An experienced Uber crash lawyer is ready and waiting to put years of experience to work for you.
Despite that, ride-share services such as Uber’s popularity has boomed all over America. Unfortunately, thousands of passengers are injured each year in accidents caused by Uber. If you or a loved one are injured, you might be entitled to monetary compensation — but getting the cash you need is not always straightforward. Pursuing your right to fair compensation can be one of the most crucial things you ever do if you were severely injured.
Medical bills can add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars — and you may be and you might not be able to work for several weeks, months, or perhaps forever.Insurance companies may struggle mightily to cover less than your case’s total cost. An experienced attorney knows how to price your case to ensure you receive a fair amount to cover the entire value of your injuries.
If Uber is found responsible, its insurers are likely to push back harder than they would under typical policies. When there is more money at stake, insurers will generally do more to avoid being held liable. For example, in New York City the law allows for shared blame between the at-fault parties, it also allows for a reduced award of compensation from the at-fault parties should you share the blame. It is imperative to speak with an attorney to protect your legal rights and find out what the laws are in the state the accident occurred.
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Our network of top-rated trial attorneys knows the stakes are high following any kind of car accident. We want more than to just make sure that you receive some kind of compensation. We want to make sure that the compensation that you receive is fair. Our lawyers provide the personal attention that you need as you work to recover from serious injuries. Call us as soon as possible so that we can review your case and go over your options.
Uber provides convenient, worry-free transportation options to millions of people throughout the United States. With a tap of a button on a smartphone, users can find a ride and get going — and payments are automated, too. When it comes to getting compensation following an Uber crash, all of this simplicity goes out the window.
In the past, crash victims did not know who might be responsible for the Uber crash. Uber denies responsibility since Uber drivers are classified as independent contractors. On the other hand, the driver’s insurer may have avoided liability if policies did not cover business-to-business driving activities.
Uber insurance requirements have been getting firmer over recent years. Uber is now required to buy an insurance policy that will cover injury compensation to crash victims. The availability of this policy depends on the Uber driver’s condition at the time of the crash.
When an accident occurs with Uber, you can pursue damages against any person that contributed to the crash, like the driver of the other car, the pedestrian, a motorcyclist, etc.
Who is Responsible for Compensating After An Uber Accident?
Uber Comprehensive Insurance Policy is available when the Uber Driver has accepted a request to take you on a ride or is carrying a passenger on board. Uber is required to offer coverage up to $1.25 million for injuries, deaths, and property damage.
If an Uber driver is responsible, it is still your responsibility to prove it. If an Uber driver at-fault insurance policy would offer any cover, this cover must apply first. It also may be necessary to first submit a coverage claim to the insurer of the vehicle itself, per most states’ non-fault insurance laws. Uber’s $1.25 million insurance policy is there to cover the difference — since, as is usually the case, a private auto insurance policy will cover only a fraction of the real costs.
The Uber insurance policy limits will kick in once the Uber driver signs on to the app. Again, the Uber insurance company will only cover damages that exceed those covered by the rest of the policies that are available. If a driver is not signed in to Uber at all, then the incident is treated the same as any other auto accident. Each side will first seek their insurance policies for coverage. Then, a crash victim may seek damages from the at-fault driver for the most severe injuries.
In some cases of Uber accidents, another driver, or even pedestrian, can have caused the accident. You also might have the right to collect damages from these parties and their insurance companies. Uber drivers are people, just like everyone else.
However, when trying to identify what caused the Uber crash, one crucial distinction must be remembered: Some Uber drivers are spending all day transporting passengers across a city. If you believe that the carelessness of the driver caused your automobile accident, contact us. Even if you were not paying close attention, we are here to listen and investigate to see how the crash happened.
Every accident is different — but one common thread runs through them all. The victims typically require medical care, which can be costly, painful, and long-lasting. You should receive fair compensation when another person puts you in a situation where you need medical care. Our personal injury lawyers can help. You never know the effect that a single accident can have on your life.
Even if you miss just a few weeks, bills will pile up fast. It is important to track those expenses so that you can use them when building your claim at a later date.
If an Uber accident resulted in injury to you while a passenger, contact our attorneys by calling (866) 240-2414. We can help you figure out important steps to take that could save you a lawsuit down the line to get compensated. To pursue your right to compensation through a personal injury suit, you have just three years to file. Once this three-year time frame has passed, you have lost your right to file suit — and the insurance company will know that you do not have any recourse to compel it to pay. Not every injury claim results in a lawsuit.
In fact, you have only the right to file suit if you suffered “serious bodily harm”. You might be astonished to learn that numerous injuries which eventually recover are considered severe under the law. To learn more about protecting your rights to compensation for injuries, contact us today. We will assess your case at no cost, so there is no risk of seeking our help.
With years of experience, our lawyers have the legal know-how needed to understand whether or not you have a legitimate compensation claim. That is why we are able to take your case over for free. You are under no obligation to hire us, or pursue legal action — making a call is just the first crucial step in protecting your rights. Call us today for a 100% FREE consultation with an experienced Uber crash attorney.
The Law May Limit The Time You Have To File an Uber Accident Claim
Under the legal rule known as “the statute of limitations,” any claim stemming from an Uber accident must be filed within a specific period of time, otherwise, the injured person’s legal claims are barred, and their right to bring suit is lost for all time.
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