Can I File a Lawsuit against Uber after an Accident?

Posted in Car Accidents on February 15, 2019

Most of us have used a rideshare driver’s services at one point or another, and there is a reason that ridesharing is so popular. It is a relatively inexpensive mode of transportation, and it’s easy, fast, and, in most cases, safe. Unfortunately, even the safest driver can make mistakes that cause accidents and injuries for others.

If you’ve been in an accident involving an Uber driver, you might be able to file a lawsuit against the driver and possibly against the company of Uber as well. Lawsuits can be difficult to win, and going up against a large company can be intimidating. You don’t have to file a lawsuit without legal help, though.

Learn more about when you can file a lawsuit, or a personal injury claim, against Uber or its drivers.

Who Is Liable for Your Uber Wreck, Uber or the Driver?

If you are riding in an Uber at the time of a collision, or an Uber driver strikes you, you are probably wondering who is liable for your damages. Can you file your lawsuit against the driver, or against Uber?

In most cases you will file your lawsuit against the Uber driver. It is the driver who is responsible for the accident, and they are required to carry insurance at all times, same as any other driver on the road.

That being said, Uber does carry a $1 million dollar policy to protect those injured by their drivers. This insurance is usually only available if your damages exceed the driver’s policy limits.