In these modern times, all you have to do is touch a button on your smartphone and someone should arrive to drive you to your chosen destination. Rideshare services like Uber are convenient when you are visiting another city, do not want to find parking, plan on drinking alcohol, or other situations in which you want to avoid driving yourself. However, when you get in an Uber, you are trusting a stranger to drive safely.
Uber vehicles do crash, and they can cause injuries to Uber passengers, occupants of other vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, and more. If you sustained injuries in an Uber collision, you should speak with a Fargo injury attorney about your legal options.
Who was Responsible?
The first order of business following a crash is to get the medical attention you need. You should have all your injuries diagnosed and begin treatment right away. Then, you should seek help from an injury lawyer who can help you determine who was responsible for your Uber crash.
There could be different parties that caused the collision, including:
- The Uber driver if they drove in a negligent manner
- A negligent driver of another vehicle that crashed into the Uber
- A vehicle manufacturer if part of the Uber vehicle was defective and malfunctioned
Identifying the responsible party will tell you who should be liable for your accident and which insurance claims you need to file.
The Insurance Process
Filing insurance claims following an Uber crash can be a complicated ordeal. This is because there might be various insurance companies involved. Depending on the circumstances of the crash, you might need to file claims with one or more of the following:
- The Uber driver’s insurance company
- Uber’s corporate insurance
- A third-party driver’s insurance
- Your own insurance company
Uber does provide $1 million in coverage for drivers, but only at certain times. If you were a passenger in an Uber, this coverage would apply to you. However, if you were in a different vehicle when an Uber driver caused a collision, you might only have access to the driver’s coverage.
Learn How a Fargo Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help
There is no doubt that Uber crash insurance claims can be complicated, but you still deserve to obtain the compensation you need to cover your losses. You should not wait to seek professional legal assistance. Contact one of our experienced personal injury attorneys, Tatum O’Brien, Tim O’Keeffe, or Sara Monson by email, or call O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Attorneys at 701-235-8000 or toll-free 877-235-8002.