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November 29, 2020

Fort Worth Uber Accident Lawyer

Whether you were injured as a passenger in a rideshare service or were struck by a rideshare driver, an experienced Uber accident lawyer in Fort Worth could help you with your civil claim. 

Collisions involving rideshares like Uber or Lyft can be even more complicated than run-of-the-mill auto accidents because, despite Uber’s $1 million auto insurance policy, filed claims are nearly always disputed. It may be in your best interests to pursue your claim with the help of a qualified Fort Worth Uber accident lawyer.

Our team of attorneys at Crain Brogdon Rogers, L.L.P. have the training and experience you need to ensure that Uber is held accountable when their drivers cause auto accidents. With our firm on your side, you can rest assured that we’ll do everything possible to get the insurance company to compensate you fairly. If they don’t, we’ll be ready to bring your case to court. 

When Uber’s Insurance Will Pay

Uber has a robust auto insurance policy. But it also requires its drivers to carry auto insurance coverage, as is a requirement in the state of Texas. This coverage takes effect in accidents during off-the-clock times in which Uber’s auto insurance will not pay. 

Uber has strict guidelines outlining when its auto insurance applies. If you were injured in an accident that involves Uber, the company will only pay in the following circumstances:

  • If the driver is in driver mode
  • If the driver is waiting to be assigned a ride
  • If the driver is on the way to pick up a passenger
  • If the driver is dropping off a passenger
  • If the driver is on the way to their next destination, while in driver mode

If you were involved in an accident with an Uber during any other time, Uber’s auto insurance will not apply. However, as you can imagine, Uber loses money by paying out on auto insurance claims, which is why you may need an attorney to establish Uber’s liability.

Steps to Take if Uber Won’t Settle Your Claim

Unfortunately, there are some instances when Uber’s insurance doesn’t have to pay out on a claim. When this happens, you’ll need to file a claim with the Uber driver’s insurance company. 

Even then, the amount the insurance company is obligated and willing to settle, often for far less than your damages are worth. Here, we will need to prepare to bring the liable party to court in order to recover maximum repayment of your losses.

Contact an Uber Accident Lawyer in Fort Worth

If you’ve suffered catastrophic injuries in a collision involving an Uber and you aren’t sure what legal options are available to you, get help with your claim by speaking with a Fort Worth Uber accident lawyer at Crain Brogdon Rogers, L.L.P.. You can schedule your free consultation via the submission form at the bottom of this page or by phone at 214-522-9404 .