When you’ve been injured in an Uber wreck, you can get the compensation you need by working with a San Diego Uber crash attorney.
Ridesharing has become an increasingly popular mode of transportation, and there are many benefits to this innovation. It’s easy, secure, and relatively cheap. But when you get into strangers’ vehicles, you have to trust them to get you safely from point A to point B. What if your driver is involved in an accident, and what if you are injured?
The good news is that Uber requires all drivers to carry insurance that covers personal injury up to certain limits. If you are injured and your Uber driver is to blame, you may be able to recover your losses. However, if your Uber driver’s personal insurance isn’t enough to cover your injuries and related expenses, you’ll need to know where to turn.
Contact a San Diego Uber accident lawyer with The Kindley Firm, APC, to help you file a personal injury claim. We will identify the liable parties involved in the accident, and we will pursue all available avenues to make sure you’re fully compensated for your accident-related injuries.
This is still a new industry, and there are going to be lots of growing pains. But as it stands now, Uber drivers are considered contractors. Because they are not direct employees of Uber, Uber often claims it isn’t responsible for the mistakes its drivers make. Still, Uber carries a $1,000,000 insurance policy that can be applied to wrecks its drivers cause.
If your injuries and losses are greater than what the Uber driver’s personal injury policy covers, you can file a claim with Uber’s insurance company to pay for your losses.
In an accident with minor injuries, it’s possible that the Uber driver’s insurance will cover your injuries and related expenses. What about a more serious wreck, though? When you are hurt, you’ll have medical costs that pile up very quickly, sometimes exceeding the maximum personal injury limits allowed under most insurance providers’ coverage.
That’s why you may need to file a personal injury claim against the Uber driver, possibly against another involved vehicle’s driver, and even against Uber itself. When you’ve been injured in a ridesharing accident you didn’t cause, you need all your losses to be covered.
Below is a list of common damages that can be added to a car accident injury claim:
On the important points, being injured in a rideshare accident isn’t that much different from other car accidents. The driver is still responsible for any injury caused by his or her negligence. In some cases, Uber may also be required to compensate you for the losses you’ve suffered due to one of its drivers.
You don’t have to handle filing a personal injury case on your own, and when you might be going up against a massive corporation, that can be a huge relief. For help, simply call a San Diego Uber accident lawyer from The Kindley Firm, APC, and we will discuss your case with you for free. Complete the contact form below or call 619-550-1313.