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Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft have become popular in the Denver area. As the number of Uber drivers on the roads increases, it is natural to expect that these drivers may become involved in accidents.
If you happen to be a passenger in a rideshare that is involved in an accident, you may wonder who will be responsible for covering any medical or other expenses that you might incur as a result of the accident.
Our Denver Uber accident lawyers are here to help you understand your rights and answer any questions you may have. Call Zinda Law Group at 303-800-1501 to get started with a 100% free attorney consultation.
How Are Uber Accidents Different?
In general, a car accident involving an Uber vehicle is treated as if it were any other auto collision. The investigating officer will examine the accident scene, interview the drivers, passengers, and witnesses. The officer will then complete an accident report and, if necessary, issue traffic citations to the offender.
If you are able, you should get as much information regarding both drivers’ insurance coverage and a copy of the accident report when it is completed. The main difference in an Uber accident and normal car accident is the insurance policy you will be covered under.
Dealing with Insurance Companies and Insurance Adjusters
If you were an Uber passenger and injured in an accident, you are covered by Uber’s commercial liability insurance. This insurance covers your medical expenses and other losses up to the policy’s limit of $1 million if the Uber driver was at fault in the accident or if the other driver was uninsured or underinsured. If another driver was at fault, his or her insurance will usually be responsible for your injuries. Any shortfalls in insurance coverage should be covered by Uber but sometimes this will be a point of disagreement between the insurance carriers.
After an accident the insurance company will assign an adjuster to handle the details your claim. Despite what they may tell you, you must remember that the adjuster has only one goal and that is to reduce the amount of money their employer will have to spend to settle your claim. This is why we recommend that anyone injured in an accident involving an Uber vehicle should meet with one of our Uber accident lawyers as soon as possible after the accident. Our attorneys can help you negotiate with the insurance companies and ensure no common mistakes are made that could jepordize your claim.
Why You Need a Denver Rideshare Accident Lawyer
Insurance companies know that if they can settle a claim quickly after an accident they will save money. This is why insurance adjusters will offer you what appears to be a generous settlement after only one or two meetings. In most cases, the amount of the settlement will be only a fraction of what your claim is actually worth. Our Denver personal injury attorneys can help you understand the full value of your claim and seek compensation on your behalf. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, missed time at work, pain and suffering, and more.
When our Uber accident lawyers take over the management of your case they will work to make sure that you get a fair settlement for your injury claim rather than just what an insurance company thinks is fair. Our Uber injury lawyers are experienced in dealing with insurance companies and their adjusters and know how to make them pay for your injuries and any wages or earnings that you might have lost due to your accident.
To get your questions answered, call Zinda Law Group at 303-800-1501 today for a free consultation with a Denver car accident attorney. We can help you understand the legal process and help fight for the compensation you deserve. Our firm also operates on a contingency fee basis. That means if we don't win your case, you won't owe us a dime.