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Uber Accident Lawyer

Have you been hurt in an accident involving an Uber driver? Whether you were a passenger, a pedestrian, or in another vehicle, you could be eligible to claim up to $1 Million in compensation for your injury costs and other losses.person using uber app

Get in touch with Auger & Auger, and we will assist you in examining your legal options and filing a strong claim for the maximum amount of compensation available. For over 26 years, we have been helping personal injury victims in North Carolina and South Carolina. We know the strategies big companies and insurers use to avoid liability, and we know how to fight back.

Call today at (800) 559-5741 or contact us online to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.

How Much Insurance Coverage Is Available After an Uber Accident?

Filing a personal injury claim after your Uber collision is the best way to seek recovery for all of your losses.

Common damages filed for include the costs of your medical care, projected future treatment costs, your lost income, your pain and suffering, and any personal property repairs or replacements.

But who pays? It all depends on whether the driver is actively carrying a fare, looking for a fare, or has their Uber app online.

You can use the following table to determine what insurance you may be eligible to claim against, depending on the circumstances of your accident.

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Keep in mind that the Uber company or insurance companies involved may do everything they can to split hairs regarding coverage. They may try to argue that the driver wasn’t technically en route, for instance, or Uber may try to get the driver’s private insurer to cover the damages. These possibilities are why it’s so important to work with an attorney experienced in strategies big companies use to reduce or avoid liability.

When Can I File an Insurance Claim Against the Uber Driver in My Accident?

In order to be eligible to file a claim against the Uber driver or their company, you must be prepared to prove that the driver was at-fault in the accident. 

If the accident involved you being hurt as a passenger after the driver was in a single-vehicle accident, then it is very likely that your driver was at-fault for the crash — barring extreme circumstances, such as severe weather.

If you were a passenger and your accident involved another driver, then the driver who was at-fault is responsible for the damages.

If you were a pedestrian, bicyclist, or operating another motor vehicle at the time of the accident, then liability is determined according to who was at-fault in the collision.

In situations where the fault may be shared, then damages will be apportioned according to each party’s percentage of fault. For example, if the Uber driver and another driver both hit you and both were responsible, their insurers will split the cost of liability for damages 50-50.

Uber Eats Drivers Have Liability Insurance, Too!

Just like passenger fares, food deliveries are covered by commercial liability insurance policies, depending on the circumstances. 

If you are hurt by an Uber Eats driver, then whether or not commercial insurance is available depends on whether the driver had the app active, whether they were actively transporting or picking up food, and whether or not they were waiting for a new trip request.

Talk to Experienced Uber Accident Lawyers Any Time You Are Hurt

No matter what happened during your accident, if it involved Uber, you should be prepared to seek legal counsel.

Auger & Auger can represent you at no up-front charge and with no risk to you. We have helped hundreds of clients in North Carolina and South Carolina successfully obtain large settlements and jury verdicts. We are prepared to represent your case using all of our resources, helping you prove liability, document your damages, and stand up against common defenses used to shirk liability.

Don’t get taken advantage of by big gig companies, and be wary of talking to insurers alone. Appoint a legal counsel to assist you with your Uber accident settlement claim, and maximize your chances of receiving the highest amount of compensation available.

Call us today at (800) 559-5741 or contact us online to schedule your free, no-risk case review.

The list of prior client settlement results and client reviews/testimonials, do not constitute a promise of any particular result in any particular case, as each and every case is unique. Each case was handled on its own merit, and the outcome of any case cannot be predicted by a lawyer or law firms past results.

If a recovery or settlement by trial is made, the client will be responsible for costs advanced in addition to attorney fees. Client remains responsible for costs, expenses and disbursements, including medical bills, within the scope of representation. The attorney’s contingency percentage will be computed prior to the deduction of expenses from the total recovery.

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