When you decide on ride-hailing, the last of your worries is security. You just hop in and leave. The same can be said for the driver. While ride-sharing services are convenient and affordable, they can also be dangerous not only for the passenger but for the Uber or Lyft driver as well! If you’re involved in a Uber car accident, you should consider seeking counsel from an experienced personal injury lawyer who can help you get your settlement.
If you’re an Uber or Lyft driver and you’ve been involved in an accident, you should proceed to do the following:
If you’re a passenger and your Uber or Lyft driver is at fault following an accident, you have three options:
Most states have enacted “disclosure” or “release” laws that limit your ability to sue a driver for negligence. In most cases, all of these laws require passengers to sign a waiver document before riding in a ride-share car which relinquishes your right to sue.
However, there are some situations where you might be able to sue a driver for negligence. For example, if you’re in an accident that’s clearly the driver’s fault and you sustain serious injuries, you might be able to make a claim. Seeking the counsel of a Chicago Uber accident attorney would be wise as they’ll assist you with your claim.
Uber drivers have the same right to sue passengers. Although we tend to think that the driver is always at fault, passengers can also be at fault as well. For example, if a passenger displays unruly or aggressive, a driver may decide to end the ride and charge an additional fee. If a driver decides to sue a passenger, they may be entitled to compensation for their medical expenses, pain and suffering as well as other damages.
Nobody wishes to be involved in a car crash, but horrible things can happen, and every day.If you’ve sustained injuries following an Uber or Lyft accident, you may be entitled to compensation.
With over 30 years of experience as a personal injury lawyer, Joseph Younes and his team of highly skilled Chicago Uber accident attorneys are here to help you. Contact us [insert link] today for a free case consultation.
If you suffer injuries in an accident involving one of Uber’s cars, you have the right to sue Uber or one of its drivers. This is true whether you are an Uber passenger or were struck by an Uber driver while traveling in another vehicle.