Seriously injured in an Uber accident? Determine your next steps with the help of an experienced Uber accident lawyer in Charleston.
With the increased number of Uber drivers, the number of car accidents involving them has increased, too. The same goes for injury lawsuits involving Uber. But car accident claims involving Uber drivers are also more complex than your run-of-the-mill car accident claim. This is because you’re not just dealing with your own insurance company, but Uber’s.
You are still trying to heal and make sense of what’s happened to you, and that’s a lot of work. Taking on a lawsuit involving a massive company might sound like too much. But with the help of a Charleston Uber accident lawyer at Louthian Law Firm, P.A., you can avoid stress while still seeking full compensation for your injuries.
Below, we go into further detail about what happens after an Uber accident in Charleston and what it means to file a car accident claim.
What Happens After an Uber Accident in Charleston
After you have been injured in an Uber accident, the first step is to be evaluated by a medical professional. Once you’ve been cleared as medically stable, your first call should be to an experienced Uber accident lawyer. The sooner you bring your lawyer in, the stronger your protection against insurers and liable parties will be.
From there, we begin working on your case. We will start off by figuring out who is at fault. Because South Carolina is a fault state for car accidents, the claim could involve the driver’s private insurer, Uber’s insurance, or both—depending on whether you were a passenger, whether the driver was on the clock, and other details of your case.
Negotiations will follow, and your lawyer will work tirelessly to secure the injury settlement you deserve. Should settlement negotiations break down, we may need to take the at-fault parties or insurers to court. You deserve to be fully compensated. And we make it our goal to ensure you never settle for less than you deserve. If that means going to court, we’re headed to court.
Filing a Charleston Uber Accident Claim
Now that you know a little bit about the rideshare accident claim process, there are some things you should know about dealing with Uber’s auto insurance provider.
Although Uber maintains a $1 million auto insurance policy for their drivers, the policy is only in place during very specific times. The driver must have been in driver mode, awaiting a ride, or actively transporting a passenger at the time of the accident for the Uber insurance policy to be in place.
If the accident occurred outside of those times, you may need to file a claim with the liable driver’s auto insurer. Your lawyer can help you dig through these and other details that can decide the direction of your case.
Reach Out to a Charleston Uber Accident Attorney
If you were traveling in an Uber or were struck by an Uber driver, you may be entitled to financial compensation. If you are unsure of where to start with your case, contact Louthian Law Firm, P.A.
Schedule your free, no-obligation consultation with a Charleston Uber accident lawyer today. Call us at 803-454-1200 or fill out the form at the bottom of this page.