Can You Sue If Your Uber Crashes?

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If you have ever taken a rideshare, you know that the drivers are often in a big hurry to make the trip and get you where you need to go. You will most likely be using a rideshare company such as Uber, where you will book a trip on your mobile Uber app, pay for it in advance, then take the ride in the driver’s personal Uber vehicle.

If you are involved in an auto accident during an Uber ride as a passenger, you can sue to recover compensation for losses or injuries incurred during the accident. There are two ways that your insurance claim will be paid: through Uber’s insurance policy, or the driver’s personal insurance policy.

If you are a passenger in an Uber, your claim will most likely be against Uber, not the driver. If you are not a passenger in the Uber, for example, if you are a passenger in another vehicle involved in the accident or a pedestrian who was struck by an Uber, you may still be able to sue if you can prove that the Uber driver was on the clock with a passenger inside. If the driver was not on the clock or did not have a passenger, your claim will likely be against the driver, not the company. However, in either of these instances, you should hire an experienced personal injury attorney to sort out the details and determine the best course of action.

Followed by millions on social media, attorney Ali Awad knows how to bring legal power to the people, and he knows the factors to focus on to get results. Few people have the legal knowledge to aggressively pursue their own claim, but with the CEO Lawyer in their corner, they can go toe-to-toe with big insurance companies. Call the CEO Lawyer for a no-obligation consultation of your case at (833) 254-2923.

How Do I Sue My Uber Driver?

As a passenger in an Uber, you rely on the driver to safely get you to your destination. The vehicle driver is responsible for obeying all safety regulations on the road and navigating the vehicle with the utmost care at all times. If you are injured in an accident as a passenger of an Uber vehicle, you may be able to recover compensation for losses and damages. Uber provides drivers with insurance policies that cover damages up to $1 million if they are involved in an accident with a passenger in the vehicle.

If you are the passenger of an Uber vehicle involved in an accident, the following steps should be taken to ensure you are eligible to receive compensation.

  1. Allow EMTs at the scene to examine your injuries, if they respond, or go to the nearest healthcare facility or hospital to be examined and determine the extent of your injuries.
  2. If you can do so safely, take pictures of your injuries, vehicle damage, and the accident scene.
  3. Get the names and details of the accident from any potential witnesses.
  4. Make a claim to your insurance company and tell them of your losses, damages, and personal injuries.
  5. Call your attorney to discuss your claim and options for reimbursement.
  6. Work on healing from your personal injuries and follow up with your attorney to get your claims settled and bills from your medical treatments paid. 

Determining Fault in an Uber Accident

If you are involved in an accident with an Uber vehicle, the state of Georgia utilizes a modified comparative negligence rule to determine fault. This determination will come from the police report or the insurance company’s investigation of the accident if there is no police report available. 

In most cases, the person at-fault in the accident will be the driver of the Uber vehicle or the driver of the other vehicle involved in the accident, given that it is a crash involving two or more cars. As a passenger, it is extremely unlikely you would ever be considered at-fault for a crash involving an Uber vehicle. 

Ali Awad Personal Injury Attorneys are Here to Help

It might take a long time to heal from injuries you suffered if you were involved in a car accident with an Uber. You may be unable to return to work and could have mounting medical bills. If this is the situation that you find yourself in, you will want to call our law office. We will go over your case with you and help you get the reimbursement from the at-fault party.

We can help you sort out the details, determine the exact nature of the Uber car accident claim, and help you build a case to find out if you can recover compensation for your losses.

Just give one of our CEO Lawyer injury & accident attorneys a call today. We are here for you every step of the way. Call the CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm at (833) 254-2923 today to discuss your legal issues with an expert attorney on our team.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Help Negotiating with Insurance Carriers

To quickly resolve matters following an accident, insurance companies will offer you less than you deserve in compensation for your injuries. Many victims feel pressured to accept these offers as the bills begin to pile up, but that is rarely a good idea. The insurance company is looking to protect its bottom line; and will offer injured victims less than they deserve. An experienced personal injury attorney understands how to negotiate with the insurance company and can look out for your best interests by getting you the compensation you deserve after an injury. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, it is important to avoid negotiating or providing recorded statements to the insurance company without first seeking help from a qualified personal injury attorney.

Do You Have a Personal Injury Case?

The best way to determine if you have a personal injury case is to speak with a knowledgeable attorney. Our legal professionals have the expertise to evaluate your case and determine a strong legal strategy so that you can obtain the greatest amount of compensation possible under the law. We will enlist investigators, assistants, and other specialists to collect accident reports, speak with witnesses to your accident, and put together a plan. While you focus on your physical recovery, we will remain committed to fighting for the compensation that you deserve.

Georgia's Personal Injury & Accident Firm

Accident victims have a limited time to file a personal injury lawsuit. This time period is referred to as the statute of limitations, and in Atlanta, it lasts only two years. This means that if you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, you have only two years to pursue a personal injury suit. If you wait too long to reach out to an experienced attorney, you might be forever barred from seeking the compensation you deserve.

What to Expect From Your Initial Consultation With a Personal Injury Attorney?

During your initial consultation with CEO Lawyer team, we will go over the important details of your personal injury accident, which include the nature and extent of your injuries, how your injuries have impacted your ability to earn a paycheck, the cost of your medical treatment, and whether further medical treatment will be required. We will answer any questions you might have, as well, in regards to our experience, our track record of success, and what to expect from the legal process. Many personal injury victims wonder if they will be able to afford the legal fees required to pursue a lawsuit. CEO Lawyer injury and accident attorneys will not ask for any type of upfront fee unless we are successful in obtaining compensation for you. That means that if you have been harmed in a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall accident, defective product accident, or any other type of personal injury accident, you can absolutely afford to contact our law office today for assistance. In fact, you cannot afford to wait. Reach out today. We understand that some accident victims might have already obtained the assistance of an attorney but may be dissatisfied with the services provided. We are standing by and prepared to help you change legal representation, regardless of where you are in the process.

Speak to an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney Today

If you or a loved one has been injured in any type of personal injury accident, you should not hesitate to speak with the experienced attorneys at CEO Lawyer personal injury law firm. Call, email, or fill out our online contact form today so that we can begin helping you pursue the compensation you deserve.