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How to Sue Uber for an Auto Accident

  • Often, we take an Uber so that we don’t have to worry about a car accident. Whether you’re responsibly choosing not to drive after a few drinks, or whether you just didn’t want to drive, an Uber can get you home safe—most of the time.

    Unfortunately, your Uber driver is human, too, and they might end up in a car accident, one that leaves you injured and needing help. When that happens, you may need to sue for your accident. However, suing Uber might not be the way to deal with your wreck.

    While you may have the chance to sue, Uber accidents are unique. You’ll need to fight back and get the compensation you deserve, whether that’s from the driver themselves or the rideshare company.

    Dealing with the Insurance Company

    When you’re in an accident involving an Uber, your first option for compensation is through an insurance settlement. In many cases, you’ll need to either file a claim with your insurance company or you’ll file a third-party claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company.

    When you file a claim, you should be offered a settlement that covers the full amount of compensation you deserve for your accident. Fortunately, Uber’s insurance policy makes that easier to do, since even severe accidents should be covered.

    Uber drivers are required to carry commercial driver insurance, which means that you should be covered up to $1 million. That means that in most cases, you won’t need to sue unless the insurance company refuses to compensate you. You’ll just need to file an insurance claim and seek a settlement.

    Can You Sue after an Uber Wreck?

    Unfortunately, not every claim is so simple. The insurance company may simply not be an option for you, leaving you without the compensation you need. In these cases, you may need to file a claim and sue Uber itself.

    In some cases, you might find that the insurance company is unwilling to help you even though the rideshare driver was the one at fault. Insurance companies are for-profit businesses, and that means they’re often trying to protect their profits. As such, they may refuse to cover you, and you may need to file a lawsuit to compel them to.

    In other cases, your injuries may be extreme. If the value of your damages exceeds $1 million, you may need to seek compensation through a lawsuit, not through their insurance. Because the accident was so intense, your lawyer may help you file a claim against the company itself.  

    Fight Back with an Uber Attorney’s Help

    When you’ve suffered because of an Uber driver’s carelessness, you should be compensated for it. However, you might not be sure how to sue Uber for an auto accident. In many cases, you won’t be suing them at all.

    That doesn’t mean that they can’t be sued, however, or that you can’t get compensation after a car crash. You’ll simply need to find your Uber accident lawyer from The Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg, who can help you find the right at-fault party and get your compensation.

    Reach out for a free consultation if you’re not sure where to begin with your fight against Uber. We’ll discuss your claim and what you can do about your rideshare accident. All you have to do is give us a call at 414-271-7007 or visit us online for more information.