Las Vegas Uber Accident Attorney
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:
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
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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.