Legal Options after an Accident with an Uber Driver

When you use a rideshare service like Uber or Lyft to get around, you should be able to reasonably expect that you will arrive to and be transported from your destination safely.

However, it is nearly impossible to prepare for a motor vehicle accident, and when it happens to you, you will need to work with an attorney to secure the compensation that is rightfully yours. Your lawyer will be able to determine who is responsible for the cause of the accident, who your civil claim will be against, and how much your damages amount to.

At a time when you should be able to focus on your recovery, the last thing you need is to be burdened by a mountain of medical expenses and household bills that will remain unpaid. Pursuing your Uber accident claim is the only way to hold the culpable party accountable and obtain the funds you’re entitled to.

Filing a Claim with Uber’s Insurer

When you have been involved in an accident with an Uber, or as a passenger in an Uber, there are specific criteria under which Uber’s auto insurance provider will be obligated to cover your damages. To file a claim under Uber’s insurance policy, the Uber driver must be logged into the app, traveling to or from a destination, or waiting for a passenger to pick up.

If you are injured in an accident under any of the aforementioned circumstances, you can file a claim for recovery of your damages through Uber. However, if your losses exceed their $1,000,000 policy limits, you will need to pursue a civil claim against the Uber driver or whoever else might be responsible for the cause of the accident and resulting injuries.

How to Hold the Uber Driver Accountable

In the event that your accident does not allow for the opportunity to file a claim with Uber’s auto insurer, you will need to prepare to file a claim against the Uber driver, or anyone else who might have contributed to the cause of the accident.

Uber mandates that their drivers carry auto insurance coverage of their own, in addition to the coverage provided by Uber, as Uber’s insurance explicitly states that it does not extend coverage to their drivers unless the driver enrolls in their Driver Injury Protection program.

You will start by filing a claim with the Uber driver’s insurance company, and whatever is not covered by the insurer will be sought from the driver themselves in court.

Get in Touch with a Texas Uber Accident Lawyer

Whether you were injured as a passenger in an Uber or struck by an Uber, you have the right to seek compensation for your suffering. Your Texas Uber accident lawyer at Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP can help you get the most out of your injury claim by working to ensure that any and all liable parties pay.

You can schedule your free consultation today by filling out the brief contact form at the bottom of this page or by calling our office at 214-522-9404.

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