If so, reach out to a talented Uber accident lawyer in Dallas who can help you determine how you’ll obtain the compensation you deserve.
Colliding with an Uber, or being a passenger in an Uber that collides with another vehicle, can be a terrifying experience. When you’ve been injured and are preparing to file a claim to get your damages covered, you might be confused as to who you should talk to: Uber itself, their auto insurance company, or the driver of the Uber.
Your Dallas Uber accident lawyer at Crain Brogdon, LLP. will be able to go over the specifics of your case to establish who is liable for your losses so that you can secure full compensation for the suffering you’ve endured in a rideshare accident.
A driver transporting passengers as an agent of Uber will need to first go through Uber’s auto insurance policy before they are able to file a claim with their own insurance company. There are very specific circumstances in which Uber’s insurance will take responsibility for the damages caused in an accident.
To begin, the driver of the Uber will need to be working at the time of the accident. They can be waiting on a passenger to transport, be on their way to pick up a passenger, have a passenger in the vehicle, or have just dropped off a passenger.
As long as they are signed in to the Uber app and on the clock, Uber’s auto insurance provider is obligated to cover damage done to any other vehicles involved in the accident as well as the medical expenses and lost wages of the passenger(s) and any individuals who the Uber driver struck when the vehicle crashed.
When you’re injured in a motor vehicle accident caused by the negligence of someone else, that person or persons should be expected to cover your costs. Whether the responsible party is the Uber driver’s insurance provider, Uber’s auto insurance company, or Uber itself, you shouldn’t have to pay for the mistakes of another. Some of the most frequently sought damages in a car crash include:
Additionally, you could be awarded punitive damages if the judge determines the actions of the defendant to have been malicious. Punitive damages are meant to make an example of the defendant. Punishing them will hopefully prevent future wrongdoers from making the same decisions and inflicting harm to other accident victims.
Though rideshare companies can be pretty adept at avoiding liability as often as they can, that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be responsible for their drivers. If you were a passenger in an Uber, Lyft, or other rideshare vehicle that was involved in an accident, or if you collided with a car transporting passengers for a rideshare company, you have the right to collect compensation from the culpable party.
Work with a knowledgeable Dallas Uber accident lawyer at Crain Brogdon, LLP. who can help you figure out who will pay. To schedule your free, no-obligation claim assessment, call our office at 214-522-9404 or submit the quick contact form we’ve provided below.
Quentin Brogdon has over thirty years of experience and expertise in the field of personal injury trial law. He is board certified in both personal injury trial law and civil trial advocacy. Quentin has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating. This rating reflects an attorney’s ethics and abilities according to reviews from fellow attorneys. [ Attorney Bio ]