Katy Uber Accident Attorney
If you were in an Uber accident, the at-fault party can be held responsible for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. Whether you were a passenger of the Uber vehicle, a pedestrian, or another driver, The West Law Office can help. Our Katy Uber accident attorneys have assisted countless clients get back on their feet following serious motor vehicle collisions, and we are here for you in your time of need.
You Were Injured as an Uber Passenger
Passengers who are injured in Uber accidents can file lawsuits against Uber, the liable party if the Uber driver caused or contributed to the crash. When the Uber app is on and the driver has a passenger in the vehicle (you), the following bodily injury policy applies:
- $1,000,000 bodily injury liability per person
You Were Injured as Another Road User and the App Was On
If you were injured as another driver, the passenger of another vehicle, a cyclist, motorcyclist, or pedestrian, and the Uber driver caused the crash, you have the ability to seek damages by filing a personal injury lawsuit against Uber. However, the size of the insurance policy depends on whether the app was on.
- App was on and the driver had a passenger or was en route to pick up a passenger
- $1,000,000 bodily injury liability per person; and
- Up to the actual cash value of your damaged property.
- App was on and the driver was waiting for a ride request
- $50,000 bodily injury per person; and
- $25,000 property damage liability.
You Were Injured as Another Road User But the App Was Off
In the scenario where someone is hit by an Uber driver but the Uber driver was not “on the clock” (the app is off), Uber is not liable for the victim’s damages. In this case, you would simply file a personal injury claim against the driver’s own insurance company to seek damages, just as you would if any other driver of a personal vehicle caused a crash.
Damages in a Katy Uber Accident
- Medical bills;
- Future medical expenses;
- Pain and suffering;
- Emotional distress;
- Loss of joy of life;
- Property damage;
- Lost income and lost earning capacity; and
How Did the Crash Occur?
As with any traffic collision, Uber accidents need to be investigated to determine the cause of the crash, and therefore establish fault. Uber drivers spend quite a bit of time looking at their phones while driving in order to navigate while using the Uber app. This causes a high level of driver distraction. Other common causes of Uber accidents include speeding, tailgating, fatigued driving, and other forms of aggressive or careless driving.
Contact a Katy Uber Accident Attorney Today
Were you injured by the careless actions of an Uber driver? We can help you file a personal injury claim to recover your damages. Call our Katy Uber accident attorneys at The West Law Office today at 283-347-3247 to schedule a free consultation.