Injured In An Uber Accident? We Can Inform You Of Your Rights.

Ridesharing has become an increasingly popular and cost-effective transportation method in Connecticut. Unfortunately, the use of Uber, Lyft and other ridesharing companies does come with some risk. For example, most ridesharing drivers are independent contractors who do not have a commercial driver's license or commercial auto insurance. This can lead to complications if you are injured in an accident by an Uber driver who is on duty.

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Determining fault and liability in a car accident is often complex. The complexity increases when the accident involves a ridesharing company. Personal insurance policies rarely cover accidents if the policyholder is driving for Uber. And while Uber and other ridesharing companies may offer insurance for "on duty" drivers, there are restrictions in coverage that the insurer may claim applies to your situation.

For an experienced analysis of your situation and legal options, call us at 860-856-9283. We never charge for an initial consultation and accept no legal fees unless we win your case.

What To Do If You Are In An Uber Accident

If you were in an accident involving a ridesharing driver, it is important that you do all of the things you would do if you were in an accident with your own vehicle. Namely, ensure you are in a safe place as soon as possible, call 911 if there are injuries and do not leave the scene. Other tips include:

  • Pay attention to the surroundings. Your information could help establish who was at fault.
  • Take pictures of the accident scene. Speak to witnesses if possible. Get information from the Uber driver and the other driver, if it is safe to do so.
  • Do not talk to Uber or an insurance company about the accident without first speaking to an attorney. Insurers will attempt to settle for the least amount possible, so it is important to protect your rights from the outset of your case.

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McCoy & McCoy is a leading Connecticut personal injury law firm that has been representing the injured since 1960. Our experienced attorneys have routinely obtained significant verdicts in favor of our clients, including multi-million dollar settlements and jury verdicts. Call or reach us online to talk to us at no cost and with no obligation.