A lot of people rely on Uber to get around Florida. Whether you’re going to the beach, the airport, or just running errands, Uber is a convenient and affordable way to get where you need to go. But what happens if you get into an accident while riding in an Uber? What are your rights? And what should you do next? Can you sue Uber for an accident?
What are the chances that you’ll be able to file a successful lawsuit against Uber?
What you need to know about Uber accidents in Florida
It’s important to note that Florida is a no-fault state when it comes to car accidents. In Florida, all Uber drivers are required to have $1 million in commercial liability insurance. This insurance should cover any medical expenses, property damage, and other costs associated with the accident. This means that your personal injury protection (PIP) insurance will cover your medical bills regardless of who was at fault for the accident. However, there are some situations where you may be able to file a claim against the other driver’s insurance company or sue for additional compensation.
For example, if your medical bills exceed $10,000 or if you suffer a permanent injury or disfigurement, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver. Or if the other driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the accident, you may be able to file a lawsuit against them. These are just a few examples—it’s always best to speak with an experienced attorney to find out what your specific options are.
Meeting with a professional who can offer insights and guidance can be incredibly helpful as you make decisions about your case.
What to do if you’re injured in an Uber accident? Can you sue Uber for an accident?
If you’re injured in an Uber accident, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention. Even if your injuries seem minor, it’s important to get checked out by a doctor. Once you’ve seen a doctor and have a better understanding of your injuries, you’ll want to gather as much information as possible about the accident so you can start to look into your legal options. This includes taking pictures of your damaged vehicle and getting the contact information of any witnesses.
If the accident was caused by another driver, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against that person. However, if the accident was caused by an Uber driver, things can get complicated. Uber has insurance policies that cover accidents involving their drivers, but they often try to minimize their liability. As a result, it’s important to speak with an experienced attorney who can help you navigate the legal landscape and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.
How to file a claim against Uber
Filing a claim against Uber can be complicated, and it’s important to have an experienced attorney on your side.
An experienced attorney can help you gather evidence, file paperwork, and negotiate with insurance companies to get the compensation you deserve. He or she will also be able to tell you what kind of compensation you could receive from a lawsuit against Uber.
It is important to keep in mind that Uber’s insurance policy only applies to accidents that occur while the driver is en route to pick up a passenger or has a passenger in the car. If the accident occurs while the driver is off-duty, then their personal insurance policy will apply.
A claim against Uber can be complicated. But, with the right guidance, it can be a smooth process.
What kind of compensation you could receive from a lawsuit against uber
If you decide to file a lawsuit against Uber, there are several things you could potentially receive compensation for. This includes:
- Your medical bills (both past and future)
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Punitive damages (in some cases)
To learn more about what kind of compensation you could potentially receive and whether or not filing a lawsuit is right for you, contact our office today for a free consultation with one of our attorneys.
What to expect during the legal process
If you choose to pursue legal action against Uber after being involved in an accident, there are a few things you can expect during the process.
The first step will be filing a complaint with the court—this is where an attorney can assist you. Once the complaint has been filed, Uber will have 20 days to respond. From there, discovery will begin—this is where each side gathers evidence and information from witnesses. After discovery comes pre-trial motions—these are arguments made by each side regarding various issues in the case (such as whether or not certain evidence should be allowed). Finally, the case will go to trial where a jury will hear both sides and render a verdict.
It’s important to understand that Uber accidents lawsuits can take months or even years to resolve. Don’t expect to get a quick settlement; these cases can take time.
The legal process can be complex and time-consuming
Factors that could affect your case
There are several factors that could affect your case.
For example, if the Uber driver was not logged into the app at the time of the accident, Uber may not be liable. Similarly, if the driver was not assigned to you at the time of the accident, Uber may also not be held responsible. Additionally, if you were injured while using Uber Pool or another shared ride service, it may be more difficult to hold Uber accountable.
Factors that could also affect your case include whether or not you were wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident and whether or not you contributed to causing the accident.
Ultimately, whether or not you can sue Uber for an accident will depend on the specific circumstances of your case.
No one ever expects to be involved in an accident—but unfortunately, accidents happen all the time. If you find yourself involved in an accident while riding in an Uber, there are certain steps you should take to protect your rights and get the compensation you deserve. First, seek medical attention and then contact an experienced personal injury lawyer who can guide you through the legal process and fight for your rights every step of the way.