Many people use Uber’s rideshare services to get around Colorado and, specifically, the Denver metropolitan area. Uber can be more convenient than driving and more cost-effective than renting a personal vehicle.
The issue with Uber, however, is that Uber drivers are just like other drivers on the road. They don’t have special training, and they can get into car accidents just as easily as anyone else on the road.
If you get injured in an accident while riding in an Uber, then you can sue Uber to receive a settlement for any injuries you suffer. To get the maximum compensation you’re owed, you can seek help from a Denver car accident lawyer at Justice for Colorado.
Uber’s Insurance Coverage
Because Uber drivers can get into accidents, Uber provides insurance coverage for both drivers and passengers.
When an Uber driver is on the way to pick up a passenger, Uber provides $50,000 per person injured in the accident, $100,000 total injury liability per accident, and $25,000 for property damage in the accident. Once a passenger is in the Uber, the insurance coverage extends to $1 million in total liability coverage.
Third-Party Negligence in an Uber Accident
You may hit a roadblock in getting Uber to give you a settlement for your damages if your Uber driver wasn’t at fault for causing your accident. If third-party negligence caused your Uber accident in Denver, such as a defective car part or colliding with another vehicle driver, then you must sue the third party to receive a settlement. You can prove negligence in your case with the help of a lawyer and sufficient evidence.
Contact a Denver Car Accident Attorney
At Justice for Colorado, we’ve handled various types of car accident lawsuits. Whether you’re trying to win a settlement from Uber or from another negligent party, we can help. To schedule a free consultation with a Denver car accident lawyer, fill out the contact form below or call 303-647-9691.