Experienced Delaware Uber Accident Lawyers Fighting for The Rights of Clients Injured in Crashes in Uber Vehicles
Help for victims injured in car accidents in Seaford, New Castle, and throughout the state
Ridesharing apps such as Uber have made getting around in Wilmington more convenient while providing a reliable side income for many people. It can take a mindset shift to climb into a stranger’s car and place your trust in their ability to get you to your destination safely and on time. As the popularity of Uber grows and the number of drivers increases, so increases the chances of becoming involved in a traffic crash. Because ridesharing services such as Uber are relatively new, it is vital that you work with a Delaware car accident attorney team that understands the complexities of pursuing compensation for your injuries.
At Silverman, McDonald & Friedman, while we have more than 100 years of combined legal experience, we are also on the forefront of the constant changes in the law. We take a proactive approach to help you achieve a good outcome in your case. We invite you to schedule a free case review. We take cases on contingency, so you do not pay any attorney fees until we recover compensation for you.
What to do when you have been injured in an Uber crash
If you or anyone else involved in the accident has been hurt, dial 911 on your phone to seek medical attention right away. It is smart to see a doctor and get examined even if you don’t think you were injured. Also, if pain or other symptoms appear in a few days, having that initial medical visit will help protect you legally, and will diffuse any attempt to accuse you of making up symptoms.
- If you can take pictures or video of the scene, any of your injuries that are visible, the property damage and anything else that might be helpful as evidence later.
- Take down the driver’s name and contact and insurance information
- Get the contact information for any witnesses to the accident
Does Uber have insurance for passengers injured in a crash?
There are three different modes in which Uber drivers operate. If the app is on, and the driver is waiting for ride requests, Uber insurance is not in effect. If the driver has accepted a ride request and they are on the way to pick up the passenger, they are now on duty. If they got into an accident at this time, Uber’s insurance may cover it. Once the passenger is in the vehicle, if the driver gets involved in a traffic crash Uber’s one-million-dollar insurance coverage should cover the passenger’s injuries when the driver is “on duty.”
Like any other car accident injury claim, Uber’s insurance company wants to stay profitable, so they can save money by denying claims. If you have pursued a claim for an injury as an Uber passenger and your claim was denied, our experienced Delaware Uber accident lawyers are here to help make sure you recover the compensation you need. You focus on healing from your injuries while we take on the legal challenge.
How can a Delaware Uber accident lawyer help me?
Pursuing compensation after an Uber accident injury can be complicated. If you have been injured in an Uber crash, a Delaware Uber accident attorney is prepared to represent you, to make sure that you understand your rights and protect your interests throughout the legal process. It is crucial that you work with a solid legal team who knows the complexities of pursuing compensation from Uber, the driver’s insurance policy or any other responsible parties in the crash.
Protecting the rights of people injured in Uber accidents in Delaware
The law firm of Silverman, McDonald & Friedman offers proactive strategies designed to help you and your family recover compensation when you have been injured as an Uber passenger. You are invited to call 302.314.5553 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation to evaluate your case. With offices in Wilmington, Seaford and New Castle, we’re always nearby when you need an injury lawyer.