If you’ve been injured in an Uber car accident, you may be confused about who is responsible, but our Denver Uber car accident attorneys can help you win the compensation you deserve.
Ride-sharing companies such as Uber have revolutionized the way Americans can travel. For many, it’s a taxi experience for a fraction of the price.
Sadly, Uber doesn’t hold their drivers and vehicles to the same standards as Taxi companies. Although they do have requirements, they do not have depots to check vehicles or have drivers reporting to a boss. Accidents happen.
Uber Car Accident Statistics
Uber’s Safety Report reveals the following percentage share of Uber accident victims:
- 21% are Uber riders
- 21% drivers
- 58% third parties
- 2% were bicyclists
Why Hire a Denver Uber Car Accident Attorney?
To Receive The Maximum Possible Compensation
If you’ve been injured as a passenger in an Uber accident, it almost certainly wasn’t your fault. If it wasn’t, you deserve compensation.
Medical bills, missed wages and suffering are just a few examples of damages you deserve to be compensated for.
If you were hit by an Uber operating vehicle, it might seem complicated to know who is liable.
Uber accident laws in Colorado also make things slightly complicated and it can be hard for victims to know which party should cover their injuries.
To receive compensation, you must file a personal injury claim. The liable party’s insurance provider will then cover the settlement fee.
To Tackle Daunting Insurance Companies
Insurers are for-profit businesses that only care about paying as little as possible to victims. Using manipulation tactics and taking advantage of your position, they will likely try to undervalue or even deny your claim.
Our Denver Uber car accident attorneys will protect your rights and fight aggressively on your behalf.
With an impressive mix of experience, expertise and specialist resources, we will determine the cause, liable party and then negotiate for the maximum possible compensation.
Uber Insurance for Injured Passengers – Explained
Uber has strict regulations regarding insurance coverage and liability for accidents involving their drivers.
The scenario in which the accident occurs determines whether Uber insurance or the driver’s personal car insurance is relevant.
If The Driver Is Not Signed Into the App
If an Uber driver has an accident while not signed into the app, or if the app is ‘offline’, then their chosen personal car insurance should cover injury costs.
In these scenarios, the driver is considered off the clock and the vehicle is no longer associated with Uber.
If you have any doubts, please contact our Denver Uber car accident attorneys, who can analyze your case and take the appropriate legal action.
While an Uber Driver Is Waiting for a Ride Request
If an Uber driver has an accident while they are waiting for a new passenger’s request, then Uber covers your damages for up to:
- $50,000 in bodily injury per person
- $100,000 in bodily injury per accident
- $25,000 in property damage per accident
Any remaining damages should be covered by the driver’s personal chosen car insurance.
During an Uber Trip or While En Route to Pick Up Passengers
If an Uber accident occurs while the driver is transporting you with Uber, or while they’re on route to pick up passengers, then Uber covers:
- $1,000,000 third-party liability
- Uninsured or underinsured motorist bodily injuries
Insurance coverage from Uber can cover not only passengers, but also other motorists hit by an Uber driver’s vehicle.
As you can see, the laws are confusing and can cause complications with drivers and victims. Our Denver Uber car accident lawyers will analyze your case and determine who was at fault before filing a claim against the appropriate party.
Who Is Liable for My Uber Car Accident?
In any personal injury case, the liable party is the person responsible for the accident. To prove that, we must show that their negligence resulted in your injuries.
In car accidents, it can be difficult to determine the at-fault party without a thorough investigation.
In many cases, there may be more than one liable party. For example, your Uber driver may have been speeding but another driver might have ignored a red light.
Your Uber driver might not be to blame too. Car accidents happen for countless reasons. Poor vehicle maintenance, faulty parts and broken traffic signals, for example, have been seen in previous cases.
Our Denver Uber car accident attorney can determine who was liable and take the appropriate legal action.
Common Liable Parties for Denver Uber Car Accidents
- Bus drivers
- Cab companies
- Employers of negligent parties
- Government agencies
- Other drivers
- Other ridesharing drivers
- Passengers in your car
- RTD bus drivers
- Taxi companies
- Taxi drivers
- The driver of your car
- Transit companies
- Truck drivers
- Trucking companies
Claims Against Government Agencies
If you need to file against a government agency, such as RTD buses, then it’s vital you gain legal representation from a Denver Uber car accident attorney as soon as possible. Claims against the government require that strict legal procedures are followed and meet short deadlines.
Common Causes of Denver Uber Car Accidents
- Aggressive driving
- Careless or reckless driving
- Distracted driving
- Driver error
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
- Failure to obey rules of the road
- Failure to yield
- Fatigued driving
- Following too close
- Lane Violations
- Vehicle or Part Faults or Malfunctions
What Damages Can I Win in a Denver Uber Car Accident?
Our Denver Uber car accident attorneys can fight to help you win compensation for the following damages:
- Medical Expenses (past and future, since the date of the accident)
- Rehabilitation Costs
- Treatment Costs
- Lost Wages
- Loss of Future Earnings
- In-Home Care Expenses
- Childcare Costs
- Medical Equipment Costs
- Transportation Expenses
- Loss of Enjoyment of Life
- Loss of Consortium
- Pain and Suffering
- Mental Anguish
- Scarring / Disfigurement
- Long-Term Disability
- Potential Punitive Damages
- Property Damage
Common Injuries In Denver Uber Car Accidents:
- Back, shoulder, and neck injury
- Brain Injury
- Burn Injury
- Catastrophic injury
- Chest injury
- Crushing injury
- Eye injury
- Fractures and broken bones
- Head injury, including concussion
- Scarring & Disfigurement
- Soft tissue damage
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Traumatic brain injuries
What If Someone Is Killed in an Uber Accident?
If the heartbreaking scenario where a loved one has died in an Uber accident in Denver, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim.
Wrongful death claims allow surviving families to recover damages such as suffering, medical bills and funeral costs.
Our respectful and compassionate attorneys provide free consultations for anyone who has lost a loved one in an Uber car accident.
How Long Do I Have to File a Denver Uber Accident Claim?
The Colorado Statute of Limitations sets a deadline of three years after the accident to file personal injury claims for motorized vehicle accidents.
Contact an Uber Accident Attorney in Denver, CO
If you or a loved one have been injured in an Uber car accident in Denver, contact our Denver Uber car accident attorneys, Brendan McQuaid and Jonathon Douglas, as soon as possible.
With a combination of a proven track record, impressive financial resources, esteemed legal reputation and a compassionate approach, we believe there is no better Denver personal injury attorney team than us.