If you were riding in an Uber and your driver got in an accident, contact an Uber accident attorney in Charlotte to seek compensation for the injuries you’ve suffered and to hold the liable parties accountable.
When you’re riding in an Uber and you get injured in a car accident, understanding the politics as to who’s legally and financially responsible for paying your medical expenses can get complicated. You trusted the Uber driver to get you to your destination safely, but it may be that their negligence was the reason you got injured. In other circumstances, your injuries may have been out of their control.
A deep investigation of your rideshare collision can determine who you should sue for damages. At The Nye Law Group, our lawyers are experienced in handling Uber accident lawsuits. We know how Uber insurance policies work, and once we prove negligence, we’ll be able to pinpoint which insurance company should have to pay you. A Charlotte Uber accident lawyer can help you seek the settlement you deserve.
Common Causes of Uber Accidents in Charlotte
Uber accidents happen due to normal driver mistakes, just like any other car accident on the road. Improper merging, failing to yield to other drivers, speeding, driving under the influence, and distracted driving can all be causes of Uber accidents. Uber drivers, however, may also get into accidents for more unique reasons due to their occupational circumstances.
For example, an Uber driver may be more likely to speed because they want to drop off one rider and pick up another. They also may be more distracted than other drivers on the road because they have to use their phones as a way to manage their rides. They may also drive early in the morning or late into the night, when they aren’t as alert or awake, which can lead to being less aware on the road.
Your Uber accident lawyer in Charlotte can gather the evidence in your case and determine if your Uber driver may have been at fault in your accident due to any sort of negligence.
What Damages Will Uber Cover?
Uber provides liability coverage for their drivers under certain circumstances. Uber’s liability coverage provides the following:
- When the driver isn’t logged into the app, Uber provides zero coverage.
- When the driver is logged into the app but hasn’t accepted a ride yet, Uber provides liability coverage for any accident that is the fault of the driver, up to $50,000 per person injured in an accident, $100,000 total injury liability per accident, and $25,000 property damage liability.
- When the driver has accepted a trip or ride, Uber provides liability coverage up to $1 million.
Uber’s liability coverage protects the Uber driver, the Uber passenger, and any passenger or car that’s injured or damaged in the wreck.
Reach Out to a Charlotte Uber Accident Attorney
If you’re an Uber passenger and you get injured in a wreck where the driver of the colliding vehicle was at fault, Uber’s liability coverage may not cover your injuries. In the event that this happens, an Uber accident lawyer may be your best option for obtaining a settlement. At The Nye Law Group, our legal team can assist you in seeking the compensation that’s rightfully yours after a rideshare accident.
To speak with a Charlotte Uber accident lawyer, you can schedule a free consultation by calling 704-285-6319 or by filling out the contact form below.