D.R. Patti & Associates

Las Vegas Uber Accident Attorney

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Las Vegas Uber Accident

Las Vegas is a bustling city known for its vibrant entertainment and tourists.

With so many people on the move, Uber is a popular choice for getting around the city, whether you're visiting the iconic Las Vegas Strip, exploring the casinos, or simply moving from one location to another. While Uber offers undeniable convenience, it also complicates things in the event of an accident.

Many parties become involved, which makes it challenging to identify the responsible one for your injuries. As a result, it can turn your life upside down, leaving substantial medical expenses.

If you're a passenger, driver, or anyone else who has been injured in an Uber accident, discuss your case with us. We are experienced rideshare car accident lawyers who can help you obtain the compensation you deserve. We have handled numerous complex rideshare cases throughout Las Vegas.

Understanding Uber Accident Laws: Who is Liable for Your Damages?

Understanding who is responsible for your damages and filing a claim against their insurance company is immensely complex. Many factors, such as different laws, Uber auto insurance policies, the nature of the parties involved, and the facts of your case, dictate who is responsible for your injuries. These factors are discussed below:

Nevada is a Modified Comparative Negligence State

It means whoever causes the accident is responsible for the losses of the other party involved. However, things become complicated when both parties are at fault. In such cases, the party whose fault is less than 51% can recover damages in proportion.

Determining Uber’s Liability in an Accident

Uber's liability does not arise until its driver logs into the application. Once its drivers become active, it provides two types of insurance coverage depending on their status to cover the losses of others (not its drivers).

In the first status, when its driver has logged into the application but has not accepted a ride or is waiting for a request, it provides:

In the second status, when its driver has accepted the ride request and is on the way to pick up the passenger or transport them, it provides:

Nature of the Parties and Who They Can Hold Responsible for Their Losses


If you’re an Uber passenger, you can hold two parties responsible for your losses depending on the facts of your case:

If an Uber driver caused the accident, you can file your claim against Uber. You can receive the benefit of their $1.5 million insurance policy.

However, if the other driver was responsible for the accident, you can file a claim against their insurance company.

The Uber Driver

If the other driver caused the accident, you can file your claim against their insurance company to cover your losses. The Uber insurance policy does not cover your damages. It’s only for the third party involved in the accident. However, in the hit-and-run case, things become more complicated.

Other Drivers, Pedestrians, or Anyone Else Involved in the Accident

If the Uber driver caused you injuries, you can hold them responsible and recover damages from either their insurance company or Uber. It depends on the facts of your case to whom you can file your claim against. You can file your claim against Uber only if its driver was active on its application. You can benefit from its first policy if they were online but have not accepted the ride request, which offers coverage of $50,000–$100,000 for bodily injury and $25,000 for property damage. However, if they were en route to pick up a passenger or already transporting one, you can take advantage of its second policy, which provides $1.5 million for your losses. If an Uber or Lyft driver is not active on the app at the time of the accident, file your claim with their personal insurance company.

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Why Choose D.R. Patti & Associates Law Firm for Your Uber Accident Case

D.R. Patti & Associates is an exclusive personal injury law firm founded by Dean R. Patti.

Dean R. Patti completed his Juris Doctorate with an aim to help people whose lives fell apart due to some tragedy and struggle to receive their rightful compensation. It's been more than 33 years since he and his team have been defending the rights of people against giant insurance companies in Nevada.

At D.R. Patti & Associates, we understand the complexities of rideshare accident cases and have extensive experience handling these claims. Some Uber and Lyft accident victims brought their cases to us with no chance of recovery as insurance companies denied their responsibility but walked away with millions in compensation after working with us. Don't take our words; read about the difference we make here.

If you suffered injuries or losses in an Uber or Lyft accident, discuss your case with our rideshare car accident lawyer. You will receive the best legal representation for your case while you focus on healing.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, filing a claim will not prevent you from using Uber in the future if your claim is valid.

The compensation you're entitled to will depend on your case. Generally, victims recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

The time limit to settle Uber cases varies from case to case. Some can take months, while the most complex ones can take years.

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We offer a free car accident consultation service so you can understand your legal rights and options after an Uber accident. Discuss your case with us today; you lose nothing. You only have two years to take legal action against the rideshare company from the day of the accident, so don’t delay.

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