If you were a passenger in an Uber that was involved in an accident, you may be qualified for a settlement. Uber is a great way to get to work or get home from a night of drinking but what happens if the driver gets in an accident during your ride? If you get injured in a crash, who is responsible for paying for hospital bills? In some cases, medical bills can be as high as 50k or more, depending on injuries.
Who is responsible for passengers in an Uber Car accident?
When it comes down to responsibility for damages, we must look at who is at fault in the accident. Uber has a mandatory policy that all drivers have liability insurance for their vehicle when driving for the app.
This does not always apply, as if it is another drivers fault then you may have to deal with their insurance.
No matter the type of accident on the road, you should always contact your attorney after making sure everyone is safe. It is best for our legal team to talk to the insurance companies with auto accident lawsuits so they do not take advantage of you.
What if the driver of your Uber wasn’t at fault for the Accident?
The driver at fault is responsible for damages. In the case the driver does not have insurance, Uber has a back up insurance policy that covers all of its passengers. With this in mind, remember rideshare or Uber accident lawsuits can be complicated. In particular, proving who is at fault and responsible for damages. Because of this, it is very important to right away contact a lawyer with experience in accident injury settlements.
What to do if you are involved in a car accident with Uber?
Every accident is different on the road but the steps after a crash remain the same for all auto accidents. First, make sure that everyone is safe and contact ambulance if it is needed. Second, call police to make a report (if necessary) and then take as many pictures as possible. Lastly, you need to call our law office so we can work with Uber to reach a settlement for damages. Our legal team will contact Uber and involved insurance carriers on your behalf.
We Win Uber Accident Lawsuits in Houston
Our law office, Gary Tucker & Associates, has over 40 years experience winning lawsuits for our friends that have been injured in Houston. We would love for the opportunity to review your situation and offer proper guidance. If you have been injured in an Uber while driving as a passenger, give us a call: (281) 445-5777 for a zero cost consultation. Let us deal with the insurance companies for you.