How to Seek Compensation Following an Uber Auto Accident

If you or someone you love has been injured in an Uber automobile accident, there may be opportunity to recover compensation for the injuries received. A qualified Uber accident attorney can help you to navigate the difficult claims process as well as assist you in ensuring that the maximum amount of compensation to which you are legally entitled to is received.

Recuperating Reparation for Your Grievances after an Uber Accident

If you are injured in an Uber automobile accident, you may be eligible to recover compensation for your grievances. An experienced Uber accident attorney will help to determine which parties may be responsible for your damages. There are, after all, several options for recuperating compensation after your Uber accident.

California law mandates that all ridesharing companies operating within California obtain certain insurance coverages for damages that occur while a driver is on duty. Although these policies and insurance coverages should apply to accidents in which passengers are injured, some ridesharing companies state that they will not compensate for injuries caused by the wrongdoing of their driver. As an alternative, they direct those that were injured to seek reparation directly from the alleged, at-fault driver.

This claim, however, may be contradictory with new provisions made to California State Vehicle Codes which declare that mandatory insurance policies are to be the primary protection coverages, regardless of who is fault.

Recovering Reparation from the At-Fault Driver

Although all cases will be different, there are some cases in which an injured passenger sustains injuries that exceed the company’s policy limits. When this happens, it is often the case that the company’s driver will seek to be the least at-fault party for the accident. His or her personal car insurance coverage, however, can be targeted to cover the balance of the injury damages.

Recovering Reparation from the At-Fault Third Party

Similarly, if the damages sustained by the passenger exceed the company’s policy limits, the injured individual would need to try to find coverage for the remainder of the balance elsewhere. Likewise, the third party will also seek to be the least party at-fault for the accident. In this case, the injured person can also seek to recover the balance from the third party’s personal car insurance coverage.

The Bottom Line

If you or someone you know is injured as a passenger in an Uber automobile accident, there may be an opportunity to recover compensation for the damages and injuries received. The obstacles in attempting to seek compensation may come from:

  • Having Uber accept liability for the accident and bear the responsibility to pay you for the damages sustained.
  • Having Uber restore your claim in full.

Insurance companies as well as ridesharing companies are infamous for not only denying claims but also for underpaying claims wherever they can. These companies anticipate that all injured victims are unaware of the full reparation to which they may be owed. Enlisting the support of an experienced attorney will help to ensure that you maximize your compensation.

Justin H. King is a personal injury attorney who fights for victims after serious and traumatic injuries occur due to the negligence of someone else. If you were recently victim to a ridesharing company auto accident, Justin can help. His firm, The Law Office of Justin H. King helps victims who have suffered injuries related to auto accidents. You can learn more about Justin and his experience and awards on his attorney profile page here, or obtain his contact
information for scheduling a no obligation, absolutely free consultation on his contact page.