How Do I File an Injury Claim After an Uber Accident?
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Uber and other ride-sharing services have become incredibly popular in recent years. As more and more of these drivers are out on the road, your likelihood of being involved in an accident with one increases. Like with any accident you may need to seek compensation for your injuries, but an Uber-related accident may present more complications than a traditional accident.
If you or a loved one has been injured by an Uber, Lyft, or other rideshare service, call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 for a free consultation with a Colorado Springs car accident lawyer.
Who’s to Blame for an Uber Accident?
Whether you are a passenger in an Uber vehicle, the driver or passenger of another vehicle, or even a pedestrian, if you are injured in an accident you are likely entitled to compensation. Like with any other car accident, you can pursue recovery by filing a personal injury lawsuit or an insurance claim. But who do you file suit against or which insurance company is responsible for compensation? This is the added complication of dealing with an Uber accident.
Uber and other rideshare companies have gone to great lengths to classify their drivers as independent contracts. This means that Uber is not always responsible for the driver’s conduct.
Uber’s responsibility will often depend on the status of the driver at the time of the accident. If the driver has the Uber app turned off and is not on duty at the time of the accident, you will have to pursue compensation from the driver or through a claim on their personal insurance policy. If this is the case, you would file a claim or lawsuit as you would in any other accident.
If the Uber app is turned on and the driver is on duty at the time of the accident, they are covered by a second insurance policy provided by Uber. However, the limits on this coverage differ depending on whether the driver is available to pick up a passenger or if a passenger is in the Uber vehicle.
Once you establish that the driver has the Uber app on at the time of the accident, you can file a claim on the Uber provided insurance policy or add Uber to your personal injury lawsuit. Keep in mind that regardless of the status of the driver at the time of the accident, if you need to seek compensation through a lawsuit or insurance claim you must be able to prove that your injuries were caused by the accident.
Our Colorado Springs Uber Accident Attorneys Can Help
Obtaining compensation through a lawsuit or an insurance company can be overwhelming and intimidating. If you or a loved one is filing an Uber-related claim, you may need assistance navigating the process and recovering the compensation you are entitled. An experienced personal injury lawyer in your area can assist you with obtaining the full compensation available to you.
At Zinda Law Group, our Colorado Springs car accident lawyers have helped thousands of injury victims get their lives back on track after a car crash. We have the knowledge and resources necessary to help you build the strongest case possible and pursue maximum compensation for medical bills, property damage, loss of income, pain and suffering, and more. And as one of our clients, you will pay nothing unless we win your case.
If you or a loved one has been injured by an Uber or Lyft, call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 for a free consultation with one of our skilled Uber accident lawyers in Colorado Springs. Meetings with attorneys by appointment only.