Port St. Lucie Uber Accident Lawyer
Uber has taken Port St. Lucie by storm. Over the past decade, thousands of people have enjoyed the convenience of using an app to request a clean car to deliver them to their destination. However, Ubers can still get into collisions on the road, just like taxi cabs. And if you are hurt, you probably have questions about who you can sue. Please contact Smith, Ball & Báez today. An experienced Port St. Lucie Uber accident lawyer at our firm will discuss your accident with you and strategize ways to receive compensation.
Who is at Fault for a Rideshare Accident?
Our firm has represented many people injured as passengers in rideshare vehicles like Uber and Lyft. In that situation, we typically identify the following people at fault:
- Your Uber or Lyft driver, who probably negligently caused a collision.
- Another driver on the road who struck your Uber or Lyft.
- The municipality responsible for the road, if a road defect led to a collision.
After a crash, you might not know what happened or who to call. Please reach out to our firm. We will review all the facts to determine which party is to blame. If your Uber driver is at fault, we will submit a claim to the driver’s insurer. Rideshare companies like Lyft and Uber carry large liability policies, with limits reaching $1 million.
If your accident was caused by a different driver, we will submit a claim on that driver’s insurance. Helpfully, Uber has supplemental insurance which can fill in if the other driver is uninsured or has low policy limits.
And what happens if an Uber struck a vehicle you were driving? You can also submit a claim on the Uber driver’s coverage for full compensation of damages:
- Medical care
- Loss of income
- Future losses, like diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
The amount of compensation in play, however, will depend on whether the Uber driver had a passenger in the car when they hit you or whether they were logged in and looking for a ride. For example, an Uber driver who isn’t even logged in will not be covered by Uber insurance. They will only have their personal insurance available.
But if they were logged in, then you can make a claim on their Uber policy. And if they had a passenger, then $1 million should be available in coverage. We can explain more about how coverage works when your car is hit by an Uber driver.
Decades of Experience
Uber has revolutionized transportation, but in many ways accidents involving Ubers are very similar to any other car wreck. Please call the police after the collision and begin gathering evidence. Remember—Uber does not look out for your interests as an injured passenger or a motorist who was slammed into by a driver. We can also help any pedestrian who is struck by an Uber.
Contact Smith, Ball & Baez today. Our Port St. Lucie Uber accident lawyer will immediately begin working on your case to protect your legal rights to compensation.