Can I sue my Uber driver if we got into an accident?

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I sue my Uber driver if we got into an accident?

If you are injured while riding in an Uber, then you will be able to file a claim against the driver.  Drivers for Uber are covered under the company’s policy if they had a ride-share passenger in the vehicle or are picking up a passenger.  California law requires transportation network companies like Uber to have a commercial general liability insurance policy of at least $1,000,000.  This may cover you if you are in a crash while riding in an Uber.

Importantly, if your driver caused the accident, they will usually be responsible for damages.  This may be through their own personal auto insurance policy, or through Uber’s additional insurance policy.  Because these situations can be complicated, it is best to consult with a Southern California car accident lawyer if you are hurt in an Uber crash.

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