How Do I File a Claim for an Uber Injury in Fort Worth?
Since launching its operation in Fort Worth, Uber has become a popular mode of transportation for countless area residents, and over the years it has been joined in the Metroplex by a number of other ride-hailing services, including Lyft, Blacklane, and more.
Though Uber has helped revolutionize the transportation industry, the company’s drivers are still involved in accidents every day, causing injuries to their passengers, drivers and passengers of other vehicles, and pedestrians.
If you have been injured in an Uber wreck, your road to recovery may involve not only recuperating physically but also dealing with medical expenses, property damage, missed work, loss of wages, and many other difficult issues. These types of incidents are typically very complicated, often leaving victims to wonder what their legal options are for recovering compensation.
Who’s to Blame?
Because of the unconventional company structure of Uber and similar services, accident victims may be uncertain about who should be held responsible. Is the driver, the company, or another party responsible for damages?
Uber drivers are required to submit to a background check, carry a personal insurance policy, and have a clean driving record, but they operate as independent contractors, meaning Uber is not always responsible for their conduct on the road. Nonetheless, Uber carries a $1 million liability insurance policy that may cover a claim if the victim can prove their injuries were the result of an accident involving one of the company’s drivers.
However, Uber will not provide coverage if the accident occurred while its driver had their Uber app turned off or was not on duty. In those instances, a victim may need to file a lawsuit or insurance claim directly against the driver.
How Zinda Law Group Can Help
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving Uber or another ridesharing service, Zinda Law Group has the experience and resources necessary to help you seek the compensation you deserve. Our team of skilled attorneys will aggressively fight for you against Uber and the insurance companies, and there is never a fee unless we win. Call us today at (800) 863-5312 for a free consultation about your case. Meetings with attorneys by appointment only.