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Most people have used an Uber as a means of transportation at least once, and you probably already know it can be a great way to get around. The drivers are often at your location within minutes as opposed to the lengthier wait time often experienced with taxi or van services.
Uber drivers are generally responsible, but robots don’t drive Uber vehicles—yet. That means that Uber drivers are capable of being careless or irresponsible, which could lead to injury accidents. When you’ve been injured in an accident and you believe the Uber driver was to blame, what can you do?
Depending on your accident, you may be able to sue to recover compensation for your injuries and losses. Let’s go into more detail so you will know what to do if you’ve been hurt in an Uber-involved wreck.
The first thing you need to know is that Uber crashes will often work just the same as any other auto wreck in Michigan. If injuries are minor, you will be required to use your own no-fault insurance to pay for your injuries and losses. However, if your injuries are serious, that’s when you have the opportunity to file a claim against the at-fault driver or the rideshare company.
The driver’s insurance company may be required to pay you for your damages when your injuries are severe. Uber also maintains an insurance policy that acts as secondary insurance to the driver’s insurance policy. If your damages exceed the limits of the driver’s policy, Uber’s insurance coverage may kick in.
Again, liability will be similar to other auto wreck cases. If the Uber driver caused the accident, they will be required to pay you for your losses. Uber can be held liable if it’s found that Uber violated laws, or if your damages are severe as defined by state laws.
You can be compensated for all your financial and non-financial losses when a negligent Uber driver has injured you. You could receive a settlement to pay for your medical bills, lost income, physical therapy treatment, mental anguish, mental health treatment, lost life enjoyment, permanent disability, and more.
You have every right to hold the Uber driver accountable for your damages when you’ve suffered serious injuries because of their careless actions.
When you’ve been seriously injured in an accident involving an Uber driver, you can seek damages by filing a claim or lawsuit. Your attorney can help you pinpoint what caused the crash and who is liable. Whether you can go after the Uber driver or both the driver and the rideshare company, a lawyer can help you with your claim.
Reach out to David Christensen Law to discuss your case’s possibilities. Hold the liable party accountable and get the fair compensation you need to move beyond this accident. Call 248-213-4900 or complete the form below to receive a free case assessment.