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Can a Passenger Sue Uber for an Rideshare Auto Accident?

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

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Ridesharing is an increasingly popular way to get around due to its affordability and ease of use. Even in cities without a large cab culture, there are always a few rideshare drivers there to help people get around. The king of these rideshare companies is Uber with other companies like Lyft close behind.However, as great as these companies are, you are still getting into a car with a stranger, and you never know what is going to happen. If you get into an accident, can your sue Uber for the auto accident

As a passenger, you have a certain expectation of safety. This means that if you are in an accident, you are entitled to seek coverage for any injuries sustained in said accident. All passengers in an Uber car are covered by their liability coverage, but your injuries may also be covered by the driver’s insurance as well. However, because two different insurance companies can be involved, the process can get complicated very quickly. This is typically where having a knowledgeable lawyer to represent your interests comes in handy.

If you have been in an Uber accident, depending on the severity of the accident, you shouldn’t be afraid to seek compensation for:
  • Medical expenses

  • Property damage

  • Lost wages from the injury impeding your ability to work

  • Loss of future earning capacity in case of disability

  • Pain and suffering

After the accident, once you have sought medical attention, don’t wait to start building your case. Insurance companies never want to just pay you. In order to get the compensation you deserve, not only should you have a police report of the accident, photos of injuries and damages, and preferably witnesses to what happened. Furthermore, you will want to find a talented lawyer to represent your interests as soon as possible. Not only will they show that you are serious about your case, but they will be able to stop you from making small, but serious mistakes that could affect the amount you receive. If you have been hurt in a rideshare accident and need representation, contact us today.




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