On August 11, 2016 a car slammed into the back of an Uber that was stopped at a red light in Houston, Texas. The Uber driver was transported to the hospital to be treated. The passenger also sought treatment for his back injuries.
The passenger hired our firm to investigate the incident.
Why Uber Accidents are Different Than Other Car Wreck Cases
Uber carries commercial insurance in case of wrecks like the August 11th incident we've been hired to investigate. As this graphic shows, if you're a passenger and a wreck occurs, Uber has a $1 million commercial policy.
This matters because Uber accidents are more like commercial taxi or limo car wrecks than a regular car accident involving two regular drivers. Normally, if you're hit by another car, you sue the insurance company of the person who hit you. Uber cases are different. If you're the passenger in an Uber that gets hit by another car, you can pursue a claim against Uber in addition to the other driver's insurance company.
An experienced attorney knows that car accident investigations take time, so they will involve Uber in their investigation and lawsuit from the beginning to make sure that their clients get the best settlement possible in the shortest amount of time.
If you have been injured in an Uber accident, call us today to get all of your questions answered, to learn your legal rights, and to determine what is the best course of action for you to take.