Who Is Eligible to File an Uber Accident Lawsuit?

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, Who Is Eligible to File an Uber Accident Lawsuit?

File an Uber Accident Lawsuit

You are eligible to file an Uber accident lawsuit if you sustained bodily injury and/or property damage as a(n):

  • Uber passenger
  • Uber driver
  • Another motorist
  • Pedestrian
  • Cyclist or moped operator

In some cases, there may be more than one liable party. A Florida Uber accident lawyer can help you by explaining your legal options.

How Liability With an Uber Driver Works

Ride-share companies like Uber and Lyft must carry liability insurance in case passengers, pedestrians, drivers, cyclists, or another party is injured during certain stages of the ride-share process.

Uber has a $1 million liability insurance policy that is activated when the Uber driver is on the app and carrying passengers.

If you were injured in an Uber accident and the Uber driver is on the app but does not have any passengers, you could be entitled to coverage from Uber and/or the driver’s personal auto insurance. If you were involved in an accident with an Uber driver who is neither on the app nor carrying passengers, only the driver’s personal insurance would apply.

Why You Should Contact an Uber Accident Lawyer

Uber accidents can result in extensive injuries, including broken bones, internal bleeding, and traumatic brain injury. Depending on your injuries, you might be faced with medical bills and expenses that you may not be able to pay.

An Uber accident lawyer will find out who is responsible and seek compensation for your injuries and expenses.

You may be entitled to compensation that may include:

  • Emergency room and ambulance
  • Hospitalization
  • Other medical expenses
  • Lifecare costs
  • Lost pay
  • Temporary or permanent disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Pain and suffering

How an Uber Lawyer Protects Your Rights

An Uber accident lawyer in Fort Lauderdale can seek recovery first from an insurance claim and then through a lawsuit if necessary. Under Florida statutes, you have four years to file a personal injury lawsuit.

Most people do not have the training or experience to fully exercise their legal rights. An Uber accident lawyer will build a persuasive case with:

  • Police reports
  • Witness statements
  • Review of the Uber driver’s safety, training, and driving records
  • Evaluation of your injuries and damages for a correct valuation of your losses
  • Photos, videos, and other evidence from the accident

If you were injured in an Uber accident, you are likely eligible to seek recovery from the liable party before the statute of limitations under FL § 95.11 runs out. A member of our team is happy to meet with you at the hospital, your home, or our office.

A Florida personal injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato will fight for the compensation you deserve. Please call (954) 633-8270 for a free consultation.

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