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If you have been injured in an accident caused by a ridesharing driver, a seasoned Salt Lake City Uber lawyer may be able to get you the compensation you deserve for those injuries. The legal team at Rasmussen & Miner has helped many ridesharing accident victims and we are available to discuss your case and what legal options you have.
Determining Liability in a Rideshare Accident
Liability in a rideshare accident can be complex depending on the circumstances of the accident. A seasoned Salt Lake City Uber lawyer is familiar with the challenges that are involved in such cases and will be able to determine which party is liable. They can then be held responsible for your accident damages.
All ridesharing drivers are required to carry auto insurance. Uber also has a $1 million liability insurance policy should one of their drivers get into an accident resulting in an injured victim. Liability is determined by the following:
- If an Uber driver gets into an accident and he or she has a passenger in their vehicle at the time, then the Uber corporate insurance is responsible for covering the damages for any and all victims in the accident.
- If an Uber driver gets into an accident but did not have any passengers though they were logged in and available to pick one up, then both the Uber corporate insurance and the driver’s insurance can be held liable for damages.
- If an Uber driver gets into an accident, has no passengers, and is not available for pickup, then only his or her insurance can be used for damages.
The above scenarios explain liability when the Uber driver is the one who caused the accident. However, if you are a passenger in an Uber vehicle that is involved in an accident caused by a different driver, the liability claim becomes even more complicated. This is why it may be in your best interest to contact a Salt Lake City Uber lawyer so they can determine who is liable for your damages. They can also investigate the accident to confirm liability which is not always evident though it may appear to be straightforward.
If you have been involved in a ridesharing accident, do not speak with anyone until after you have consulted with an attorney. You should not sign any waivers or settlement forms, nor accept any form of payment from the insurance company, the driver, or anyone else.
Contact a Salt Lake City Uber Lawyer Today
If you have been injured in a ridesharing accident, you may need a skilled Uber lawyer in Salt Lake City UT to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
The law firm of Rasmussen & Miner has aggressively advocated for accident victims for decades. We consistently obtain maximum financial compensation for our injured clients. If you would like to make an appointment with a Salt Lake City Uber lawyer from our firm, call (801) 363-8500 for a free consultation.