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Determining Fault in an Uber Accident in Chicago

Published on September 2nd, 2020

With nearly 15 million rides per day, companies such as Uber and Lyft are commonplace in 2020. But what happens if you’re part of an accident while you’re in an Uber? In the case that you are injured while in a rideshare vehicle, our personal injury lawyers in Chicago can help you fight for the compensation to which you are entitled. Not only will you have to file a claim against the driver, but you’ll have to do so against the rideshare company itself.

Steps to Take Following an Accident

First and foremost, take care of your injuries and call an ambulance if needed. Document the scene of the accident as much as you possibly can, this information will be helpful later on. You should then notify Uber directly that you’ve been involved in an accident. You’ll need to have your insurance information in addition to the driver’s coverage information.

Does Uber Have Insurance?

Uber covers up to $1 million in insurance coverage for the vehicles part of their company. In the case that you were involved in an accident and are suffering from an injury, you may be entitled to the following expenses:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Physical therapy
  • Car rental fees
  • Disability accommodations
  • Property damage
  • Intangible losses such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, etc.

Tips for Staying Safe in an Uber

Stay as alert as possible while in your Uber and get out of the vehicle if the driver is not driving safely. Try to remember to charge your phone before getting into the car and report any inappropriate behavior of the driver directly to the rideshare company.

Contact Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Chicago

When you step foot into an Uber, you put your trust in the driver. Please get in touch with our personal injury lawyers in Chicago if you’ve recently been involved in an Uber accident.

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