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Glendale Uber Accident Lawyer

As an Uber or Lyft passenger, you might think your accident case is straightforward since you cannot be at fault for the crash. However, identifying the negligent parties and then getting them to accept responsibility requires hard evidence because the burden of proof in negligence claims lies on the injured victim. To get strong legal representation, call our skilled and experienced Glendale Uber accident attorneys at Wattel & York at 866-395-2032 or contact us online.

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Who Can You Sue for Your Uber Accident in Glendale?

You might be able to file a claim against the following parties, depending on the circumstances of the accident:  

  • The Uber company
  • The Uber driver
  • A third-party driver
  • Vehicle manufacturer (for design or manufacturing defect)
  • Local government (for poor road maintenance)
  • Your co-passengers (this is rare but not unheard of)

Under Arizona law, ride-sharing drivers are independent contractors, not employees. This can make it more challenging to hold the company responsible for its driver’s actions. Uber does provide a $1 million liability insurance policy that kicks in under certain conditions, like when a ride has been accepted or a passenger is in the car.

When the driver is logged into the app but has not accepted a ride, a lower level of insurance is required — at least $50,000 per person, $100,000 per accident for bodily injury, and $25,000 for property damage.

If the driver is found to be at fault, their personal auto insurance may not cover ride-sharing, so you may have to go through Uber’s insurance for compensation.

How Our Glendale Uber Accident Attorneys Can Help?

Uber tracks detailed data about the driver’s speed, GPS routes, and time stamps on each ride. As soon as you get in touch with us, our Glendale Uber accident lawyers at Wattel & York will contact the company to access this data so we can determine whether the Uber driver was speeding, took an unsafe route, or was driving erratically. Notably, the company does not retain this data indefinitely. Get in touch with us as soon as possible so we can request this critical evidence before it is deleted.

This evidence will also shed light on whether the driver was on a “surge pricing shift.” Surge pricing is a feature in the Uber app where drivers are incentivized to take more rides quickly to maximize their earnings. If your accident occurred during a surge pricing period, we can use this information to check if the driver was speeding to pick up more fares, or they were tired or drowsy from working a long shift.

Legal Help is Here for Your Uber Accident Claim in Glendale

If you or your loved one have been injured in a ridesharing accident in Glendale, AZ, you only get two years from the date of your accident to file a claim. Collecting evidence, negotiating with the insurers, and obtaining the maximum settlement requires meticulous preparation. If the insurance providers refuse to cooperate, our Glendale Uber accident lawyers at Wattel & York have extensive litigation experience and resources to take your case to trial. Reach out to us online or call us at 866-395-2032 to set up your free consultation.

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