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Detroit Uber Accident Lawyer

It may be convenient, but Uber can also be dangerous to passengers and other drivers. If you’ve been harmed because of an Uber driver’s careless actions, team up with a Detroit Uber crash lawyer.

With its convenient and easy-to-use platform, Uber has become the one of the world’s most popular ride-sharing services—with dominance in 108 countries. The app has unquestionably changed how Detroit gets around, in addition to providing a source of income for its drivers.

However, the rise in Uber’s popularity has also brought a rise in the number of accidents involving Uber cars. Because these types of incidents are relatively new, you may be unsure of where to turn if you’ve been involved in an accident with an Uber vehicle.

Fortunately, a trained Detroit Uber accident lawyer with David Christensen Law is prepared to guide you through the process of filing a claim for compensation.

What Insurance Laws Cover Detroit Uber Drivers?

For much of its existence, Uber has not faced stiff regulations in Michigan. That changed in early 2017.

Michigan drivers who work for ride-sharing companies like Uber must now carry the following:

  • $1 million in liability coverage for accidents that occur while transporting passengers
  • $50,000 in liability coverage for accidents that occur while the driver is between trips

Uber already offers these coverages for its drivers and passengers, but Michigan Uber drivers are required to maintain no-fault insurance and property protection insurance (PPI). These requirements cement Uber drivers’ status as independent contractors. The new law also imposes certain safety regulations on Uber drivers, requiring them to undergo extensive background checks and regular vehicle inspections, among other things.

If you’ve been injured in an accident as an Uber passenger, you may be eligible to receive no-fault or personal injury protection (PIP) benefits, even if you don’t own a car or carry vehicle insurance yourself. If your driver was negligent or blatantly reckless, you may sue your Uber driver for resulting damages.

These cases are much more complicated than regular traffic accidents. That’s why it’s important to know your rights and have a Detroit Uber injury lawyer guide you through the claims process.

Injuries in Uber Accidents

Any traffic accident can put your physical and financial wellbeing at risk. If you’ve been injured in a Detroit Uber accident, you may be facing any of the following types of injuries:

  • Whiplash
  • Concussion or other traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Spinal cord damage, from a mild herniated disk to paralysis
  • Broken ribs, collapsed lungs, and other internal injuries
  • Fractured bones
  • Mental health problems, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

The Value of a Detroit Uber Accident Claim

In addition to physical injuries, you could face a litany of expenses in the aftermath of a Detroit Uber accident. Your Uber accident lawyer will fight to get you compensation for all possible damages, which may include the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages and lost potential future earnings
  • Funeral expenses if a loved one was killed in the Uber accident
  • Damage to your car or motorcycle
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Pain and suffering

Get in Touch with a Detroit Uber Accident Attorney

You don’t have to suffer through the aftermath of an Uber accident alone. Contact a Detroit Uber accident lawyer with David Christensen Law by calling 248-206-2500 or completing the online contact form at the bottom of this page.