If you've been injured in an accident with an Uber or Lyft in Connecticut, you may be wondering how much you can expect to receive in a settlement. This would be based on a number of factors, such as if the driver was on an active rideshare when the accident occurred or if they were enroute to a pick-up, as well as how serious the injury is and who was at fault. This may seem complex and it can be, but it's important to seek a legal professional when determining these elements of an Uber accident claim.

Because accidents can happen frequently, Uber has massive insurance plans to cover any claims that may arise. Accident settlement amounts for Uber will generally cover medical costs and other damages, but dealing with their insurance companies can be challenging.

To ensure you receive the most favorable settlement after a CT Uber accident, please contact Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law. Our experienced team of Uber accident lawyers can assist you in making sense of your Uber accident claim.

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers.

Compensation in a CT Uber Accident

If you are involved in an Uber accident, there are a number of factors that will determine the amount of compensation you may receive. This includes:

  • Who was at-fault?
  • Did a road hazard cause the accident?
  • Were you an Uber passenger or driving another vehicle?
  • Was another driver driving recklessly?
  • Was there a passenger in the Uber when the accident occurred?

In many Uber accident claims, the injured party was a passenger when the Uber crash occurred. When this happens, you can take legal action against the negligent driver who caused the accident. This could be either your Uber driver or another driver on the road.

It is mandated by the state for drivers to have car insurance in Connecticut of at least $25,000 for bodily injury and $50,000 total per accident. Furthermore, other damages can be covered by the insurance policies of both Uber and Lyft.

If an Uber driver hits a vehicle or a pedestrian, a claim can be a bit more complicated. Insurance coverage will be impacted if the driver was logged into the Uber app and whether there was a passenger:

  • If the driver wasn't logged into the Uber app when the accident occurred, you can file a claim through their personal insurance.
  • There is $50,000 in per-person bodily injury liability coverage and up to $100,000 per-accident coverage available to drivers who are actively accepting rides through their Uber or Lyft apps when an accident occurs. An additional $25,000 must be paid in the event of property damage.
  • If the driver had accepted a ride or there was a passenger, there may be up to $1 million in coverage.

The details of the accident, who was at-fault and the aforementioned factors will impact the amount of coverage available and what your settlement may be. This is why you should enlist the services of an experienced Uber accident lawyer in Connecticut to help you determine damages before you accept a first offer from Uber or an insurance company.

Before Filing an Uber or Lyft Accident Claim, Consult With Our Experienced Accident Lawyers

Claims for an Uber or Lyft accident in Connecticut can be complicated. If you do not know the laws and insurance requirements, you may not know what a fair settlement is. Allow the Uber accident lawyers at Brandon J. Broderick to help you negotiate and assist in your claim with Uber to ensure you are being compensated fairly.

It is important to seek the counsel of a lawyer. Contact us today to discuss the specifics of your case and find out more about how our team can help you.

Posted by: Brandon J. Bro…
Date: Mon, 05/13/2024 - 18:04

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