If My Uber Ride is in an Accident, Who Pays for my Injuries?
Everywhere you go in Nashville, you can notice cars with Uber or other rideshare stickers. Uber drivers provide a convenient way to get around, but the situation becomes decidedly less convenient if your Uber ride is involved in a car accident.
What happens then? Who is responsible for your injuries and losses? It is important to speak with an experienced Nashville Uber accident lawyer about the best course of action.
Who was At Fault?
As a passenger in an Uber, you know that you were not responsible for causing the accident, and the party that was to blame should be liable for your injuries. The first step, in any case, is to determine who was at fault and should be held liable for your losses.
Another Driver was to Blame
Other drivers on the road can be negligent and crash into the Uber vehicle when you least expect it. If your Uber driver did everything right and someone else caused a collision, the negligent driver should be the responsible party.
In this situation, you would file an insurance claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance company. This would proceed just as another auto insurance claim would after a crash. If the at-fault driver does not have insurance – or adequate insurance – you might be able to file a claim with Uber’s uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage.
Even though this situation might seem fairly straightforward, it is important to have legal assistance and representation when filing an insurance claim against a third-party driver. Their insurer will try to use tactics to limit your financial recovery, and we can negotiate the settlement you need and deserve.
The Uber Driver was to Blame
There are many reasons why Uber drivers might get into crashes, including:
- They were distracted by checking the Uber app, navigation, or other smartphone communications
- They were drowsy from working long hours
- They were under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- They were speeding or violating other traffic laws
If your Uber driver was negligent and caused the accident while you were a passenger, Uber’s corporate insurance coverage will apply. The good news is that Uber provides up to $1 million in coverage for injured passengers. The bad news is that the corporate insurance company and Uber’s legal team are always ready to limit payouts on injury claims.
If you need to file an insurance claim against Uber or another rideshare company, you need an experienced attorney on your side who knows how to stand up for your rights to compensation to these parties.
Contact a Nashville Uber Accident Attorney Right Away
The Nashville Uber accident lawyers at Bednarz Law have the experience and resources to take on any type of insurance company on behalf of our injured clients. We handle all types of rideshare accident claims, so don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation to learn about your rights and how we can help.