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Can I File a Lawsuit With Uber if a Driver Hits My Vehicle?

 Posted on January 18, 2022 in Car Accidents

shutterstock_2006397491.jpgThe process of filing claims or lawsuits after a car accident can be overwhelming. When another driver hits you, the process of exchanging information, contacting a lawyer, and filing a lawsuit or personal injury claim may sound straightforward. But what do you do if the driver who hits your vehicle is an Uber driver who is on the clock? Is the process of filing a lawsuit involving a rideshare driver different? 

Determining Liability in Ridesharing Accidents 

To start with, it is imperative to determine liability, which is not always easy to decipher. You will have a perspective in terms of who you believe is at fault for the accident, but in order for your viewpoint to be recognized as a fact, negligence needs to be proven on part of the rideshare driver. 

Not only is negligence a difficult factor to prove, but there are also opposing parties who may have different recollections as to what happened. If you have a dashcam or a nearby witness captured footage of the crash, this visual documentation of events as they unfolded is invaluable. 

However, without video evidence, proving negligence and determining liability can be difficult. Retaining an attorney with experience handling car accidents can assist you in determining who was at fault. 

Does Uber Pay For Damages? 

Uber covers crashes that are the Uber driver's fault. If the driver has a passenger or is on his way to pick up a passenger, the insurance coverage is $1 million. If the driver is just driving around without a passenger, the coverage is $50k in injury liability.

There are limitations in terms of how much Uber will cover. This is something that a car accident attorney can help you with from beginning to end. 

All in all, if negligence and liability are proven on part of the Uber driver, you may be able to file a personal injury claim after a rideshare car accident

Contact a Will County Car Accident Lawyer

Have you been in an accident involving an Uber driver? Did the rideshare driver hit your car? It is very important that you reach out to a Joliet car accident attorney as soon as possible. Call 815-727-0100 to speak with McNamara Phelan McSteen, LLC and schedule a free consultation today. 




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