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Uber Accident Lawyer in Virginia

Experienced Uber Accident Attorney

Whether you’re a passenger, driver, or pedestrian, being involved in an Uber accident can be a distressing and confusing experience. As a passenger, you trust Uber to provide a safe and reliable service, but accidents can and do happen. If you’ve been injured in an Uber accident in Virginia, it’s essential to know your rights and understand your legal options. Our team of experienced Uber accident lawyers is committed to guiding you through the process, ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries, and helping you navigate the complexities of insurance claims involving rideshare companies.

You Deserve Expert Legal Representation

If you’ve been involved in a ridesharing accident as a passenger, driver, or a third party, seeking compensation can be a complex process. Here at the law firm of Cantor Grana Buckner Bucci, our dedicated Virginia Uber Accident Lawyers specialize in such cases. We understand the intricacies of the legal framework surrounding ridesharing accidents and are committed to ensuring that you receive the rightful compensation for your physical, emotional, and financial stress. Let our car accident lawyers guide you through the daunting legal landscape, providing expert counsel every step of the way. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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Understanding Uber’s Insurance Coverage

Uber provides liability insurance coverage for its drivers when they are actively logged into the app and on a trip. The coverage includes: 

  • $50,000 per person for bodily injury
  • $100,000 per accident for bodily injury
  • $25,000 per accident for property damage

However, this coverage is only applicable if the driver’s personal insurance does not cover the accident. If the driver was not logged into the app at the time of the accident, then their personal insurance would be responsible for covering damages.

Insurance Coverage as an Injured Uber Passenger

As an injured passenger involved in an Uber accident, you are covered under Uber’s $1 million insurance policy, regardless of who was at fault. 

Insurance Coverage as a Driver of Another Vehicle

If you’re a driver of another vehicle involved in an Uber accident, and the Uber driver is at fault, you can make a claim against Uber’s liability coverage. The amount of coverage available depends on whether the Uber driver was actively using the app at the time. 

Insurance Coverage as a Pedestrian or Bicyclist

If an Uber driver hits and injures you while you are a pedestrian or bicyclist, you can make a claim against Uber’s liability insurance. The coverage amount depends on whether the Uber driver was using the app at the time of the accident.

Insurance Coverage as a Rideshare Driver

As an Uber driver, if you are involved in an accident while you’re logged into the app and waiting for a ride request, Uber provides coverage for any damages incurred that aren’t covered by your personal insurance. However, the insurance limits are considerably higher—up to $1 million—if you are carrying a passenger or en route to pick one up.

We provide expert legal assistance to Uber drivers, passengers, and others involved in an accident, ensuring they receive the compensation they deserve for any injuries or damages. Our team is well-versed in handling rideshare insurance claims and will work tirelessly to ensure you receive proper compensation for your losses.

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What To Do After an Accident to Protect Your Rights

In the aftermath of an Uber accident, it’s important to take specific steps to protect your rights and lay the groundwork for any potential legal action or insurance claim you may need to make.

Ensure Safety: Your first priority should be to ensure your safety and the safety of others involved. If anyone is seriously injured, call 911 immediately.

Report the Accident: Notify the police about the accident. A police report can serve as valuable evidence if you decide to pursue a legal claim.

Document the Scene: If possible, take photographs of the accident scene, including any damage to vehicles and any visible injuries. Try to capture wide-angle shots as well as close-ups to provide a comprehensive view of the incident.

Collect Information: Exchange contact and insurance information with all parties involved in the accident. This should include the Uber driver’s information and their status on the Uber app at the time of the accident.

Report to Uber: Report the accident through the Uber app. Uber should be informed of any accidents involving their drivers.

Seek Medical Attention: Even if you don’t feel injured immediately after the accident, it’s crucial to seek medical attention. Some injuries may not surface until hours or days after the accident.

Consult a Lawyer: Consult with an experienced Uber accident lawyer who can guide you through the complexities of rideshare accident claims. Our team at Cantor Grana Buckner Bucci is here to provide you with the expert representation you deserve.

Remember, protecting your rights starts at the scene of the accident. The more information and evidence you can gather, the better positioned you’ll be should you decide to pursue a legal claim.

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Uber and Insurance Companies Do Not Want To Pay Out

Uber and insurance companies are businesses, and like any business, their primary goal is to maximize profits. One way they achieve this is by minimizing the amount they pay out in insurance claims. This can be seen in the complicated structure of insurance coverages offered by Uber, which creates layers of plausible deniability and shifts responsibility between Uber, the driver’s personal insurance, and the company’s insurance. 

Insurance companies, on the other hand, have a cadre of adjusters and attorneys whose primary job is to evaluate and, often, contest claims to ensure the company pays the least amount possible. They may employ a myriad of strategies, including disputing the severity of your injuries, attributing fault to you, or declining coverage on technical grounds. Both Uber and insurers are well-versed in the legal landscape and will leverage their knowledge and resources to their advantage. This further underscores the importance of hiring an experienced Uber accident lawyer to advocate for your rights and ensure that you receive the full compensation you deserve.

What Compensation May Be Available After an Accident?

Below is a list of potential categories of compensation available to accident victims:

Medical Bills and Expenses: This includes costs associated with emergency room visits, hospital stays, surgeries, medication, rehabilitation, and any future medical expenses related to the accident.

Lost Wages: If you’ve missed work due to your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for the wages you would have earned during that time. This also covers loss of earning capacity if you’re unable to perform your job as before.

Pain and Suffering: This covers the physical pain, emotional distress, and inconvenience suffered due to the accident and subsequent injuries. It also includes compensation for any impact on your quality of life.

Property Damage: You may receive compensation for any damage to your vehicle or other property as a result of the accident.

Wrongful Death Compensation: If the accident resulted in a fatality, the victim’s family might be entitled to damages for loss of companionship, funeral expenses, and other related losses.

Role of an Uber Accident Lawyer

Our team of experienced lawyers at Cantor Grana Buckner Bucci can provide essential support for people involved in Uber accidents in several ways:

Understanding Insurance Policies

We can help decode the complex insurance policies of Uber and personal insurance companies, enabling you to understand the coverage available to you. 

Evidence Gathering

Our lawyers can assist in gathering and preserving crucial evidence that supports your claim. This may include police reports, medical records, witness statements, and more.

Claim Negotiation

We specialize in negotiating with insurance companies to ensure you receive the best possible compensation for your injuries. Our lawyers are well-versed in the tactics used by insurers and will combat any attempts to downplay or deny your claim.

Legal Representation

If your personal injury claim goes to trial, our team will provide robust legal representation, advocating for your rights and fighting for the compensation you deserve.

Contingency Fee Basis

We operate on a contingency fee basis, which means you owe us nothing unless we secure a settlement or win your case.

Emotional Support

Besides legal assistance, our lawyers provide emotional support throughout the process, helping you deal with the stress and anxiety that often accompany such incidents.

No stone unturned

Our dedicated team will leave no stone unturned when it comes to investigating your case and ensuring you receive the justice and compensation you deserve. An accident involving Uber necessitates a comprehensive and thorough approach, and our lawyers are committed to providing just that. 

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Our Lawyers Are Here For You

Need help with an Uber accident claim? Our Cantor Grana Buckner Bucci lawyers have the experience and expertise to guide you through this difficult time. Remember, time is of the essence, so don’t delay in seeking legal assistance from a Richmond Uber Accident Attorney. We are here to hold the at-fault driver accountable, help you get back on your feet, and empower you to move forward confidently. Contact us for a free consultation today, and let us fight for your rights and compensation.

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