Uber has a $1 million insurance policy to cover passengers and drivers who are injured in car accidents. Uber claims to offer a “Safe Ride,” but a growing number of lawsuits have been filed over devastating injuries and deaths.
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UPDATE: Uber Driver Charged With Homicide
August 2017 — A former Uber driver who caused a deadly car accident in Chicago in June is being held on $250,000 bail. He was charged with reckless homicide and numerous traffic citations. Click here to read more.
Can I File a Lawsuit Against Uber?
Yes. Uber is one of the most popular ride-sharing services in the world, providing thousands of jobs and millions of inexpensive rides. As their popularity has grown, more and more Uber car accidents have occurred and lawsuits have been filed by victims.
Uber Drivers Carry $1 Million Insurance Coverage
Uber is a major company that is worth billions of dollars. Uber drivers are covered by $1 million in liability and uninsured/under-insured motorist coverage — much higher than ordinary motorists, who may have only a $15,000 policy.
What Uber Accident Victims Need to Know
That means people who were injured in an Uber car accident may qualify for significant compensation for their medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering after a car crash.
Here are a few examples of victims who may be eligible for compensation:
- Uber passengers who were injured in any type of car accident
- Motorists in an accident when the Uber driver was at fault
- Uber driver in an accident when another motorist was at fault
Safety Precautions to Consider
Uber advertises the “safest rides on the road” and does not accept drivers with a DUI, unlike some taxi companies. Even so, you may have seen Uber cars driving fast, weaving in and out of traffic, making unsafe turns, or failing to signal. Uber drivers may be distracted by their phones, apps, navigation, or unruly passengers.
How Does Uber Pre-Screen Drivers?
Lawsuits accuse Uber of failing to adequately vet its drivers. Anyone can start the process of becoming an Uber driver within minutes. The pre-screening criminal background check involves a private third-party service that runs social security numbers against a database, but not fingerprints. Drivers must also provide a license and vehicle documentation.
Uber Car Accident Injuries
Some of the most serious car accident injuires include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
- Organ damage
- Broken bones
Uber Car Accident Lawsuit Filed in Dallas
In January 2017, a woman who was paralyzed in an Uber car accident filed a lawsuit in Dallas, Texas. Sarah Milburn, 24, was a college student who took an Uber after a night out with friends in Uptown Dallas. Her driver sped through a red light and was T-boned by a Ford F-150 truck.
Milburn’s spine was crushed in the accident, leaving her paralyzed from the chest down. She says:
“It could have been anyone. Millions of people trust Uber with their lives, and they obviously aren’t doing it the right way.”
The lawsuit blames Uber Technologies Inc. for failing to adequately vet its drivers. Lawyers for Milburn say her driver had a criminal history and did not own the uninsured Honda Odyssey he was driving.
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