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Philadelphia Uber Accident Lawyer

Uber and other ridesharing companies provide a quick and convenient means of transportation for Philadelphia and Bucks County residents. When you don’t have a vehicle or cannot drive, a driver is only a click away. This convenience has made rideshare apps extremely popular. However, with that growing popularity has come a sharp rise in devastating accidents involving Uber rides.

This page has been written and edited by a team of experienced legal writers . This page was approved by Managing Partner, Michael Saile who has more than 20 years of legal experience as a personal injury attorney.

This page has been written and edited by a team of experienced legal writers . This page was approved by Managing Partner, Michael Saile who has more than 20 years of legal experience as a personal injury attorney.

Pursuing compensation for an Uber accident can be more complex and less straightforward than for crashes involving normal vehicles. Determining who is responsible for the accident and identifying the applicable insurance coverage is particularly tricky. An injury victim may have to file a claim with multiple insurers. Our Uber accident lawyers at Cordisco & Saile LLC have the experience and expertise required to pursue justice for rideshare accident victims. We will work tirelessly to support you and your case, no matter how much effort it takes.

Why Hire a Cordisco & Saile Attorney for Your Uber Accident in Philadelphia?

When you choose to partner with our Uber accident law firm, we don’t take that lightly. We treat you as family and offer personalized attention because we understand the devastating effects a crash can have on you and your loved ones.

The award-winning lawyers at Cordisco & Saile LLC have been helping the people of Philadelphia and Bucks County for 30 years. We have recovered millions of dollars for our injured clients and will do what it takes to pursue fair compensation for your damages.

Examples of our past case results for car accident claims include:

  • $1.377 million verdict for a 38-year-old man rear-ended by a distracted driver in Bucks County
  • $1.175 million settlement for a Bucks County couple injured by a drunk driver negligently served alcohol by a restaurant
  • $865,000 settlement for a Bucks County driver and passenger struck by a driver who failed to yield while turning left
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Seeking Compensation for Your Uber Accident in Philadelphia

The amount of Uber accident compensation you can receive depends on the various unique circumstances of your case. Some of the factors that may determine your settlement amount include:

  • The severity of your injuries, including current and future needs
  • The strength of your evidence to justify your claim
  • The quality of your legal representation
  • Insurance coverage limits and the amount of assets the liable party has
  • Whether you’re partially at fault for the accident
  • The steps you take after the crash, including whether you seek medical attention

Types of Compensation Available After an Uber Accident

Depending on the insurance company paying your settlement, you may receive the following types of damages after an Uber crash in Philadelphia or Bucks County:

  • Economic damages: These cover the actual financial expenses you’ve incurred from the accident. These include medical bills, lost wages, the inability to earn a living, and property damage.
  • Non-economic damages: These compensate for the subjective and nonmonetary damages suffered from the accidents. They include pain, suffering, emotional distress, and the inability to enjoy life as before. While difficult to calculate, an experienced attorney can ensure you receive proper compensation in this category.
  • Punitive damages: Injury victims may also receive punitive damages, but they are only awarded in rare circumstances. These aim to punish the liable party for wanton, grossly negligent, or malicious conduct and seek to deter future misconduct.

Insurance Issues You Can Face With Your Uber Accident in Philadelphia

Uber accidents and claims can present unique challenges for injury victims seeking compensation. Complex laws regulate Uber, and more than one insurance policy may be involved. The process is often complicated, discouraging many victims from pursuing claims.

Pennsylvania is a no-fault state. Thus, drivers and passengers must seek compensation from their personal injury protection coverage, or PIP, before suing the at-fault party. Generally, if you have an auto insurance policy, your policy provides PIP coverage. If you do not have a policy but live with a family member who does, that insurance applies. If neither you nor a household member has a policy,  the policy covering the vehicle you occupy will provide PIP coverage.

Once the PIP coverage is exhausted, you may pursue compensation from an at-fault party. However, the damages you can recover depend on whether you selected limited or full tort coverage on your auto insurance policy. Limited tort means you can pursue your economic damages but only recover non-economic damages under certain circumstances, such as accidents resulting in “severe” injuries. Meanwhile, full tort coverage allows you to seek both economic and non-economic damages caused by the accident.

In addition, Pennsylvania laws refer to ridesharing companies as Transport Network Companies, or TNCs, and require them to carry liability insurance to pay victims in case of an accident caused by their drivers. Uber carries the following amounts of insurance for drivers, which comes into effect depending on the driver’s status as follows:

  • The rideshare app is off: Uber’s insurance doesn’t cover accidents when the driver is offline. In this case, victims can seek compensation from the driver’s personal auto insurance or other third parties.
  • The driver is online and available to accept a ride: Uber provides limited insurance coverage for third-party liability per accident. This includes $50,000 for bodily injuries per person, $100,000 for bodily injuries per accident, and $25,000 for property damage per accident.
  • The driver has accepted a trip or is in transit with the passenger: In this case, Uber maintains $1000,000 for injuries, pain, and suffering, as well as property damage. Uber will also pay a settlement if the other at-fault driver is uninsured or underinsured.

Our team of personal injury lawyers will remove as much stress from the process as possible, allowing you to focus on healing and getting your life back on track.

How Do I File an Uber Accident Claim?

To file an Uber accident claim, you must establish liability, determining who is responsible for the accident and which insurance company is responsible for coverage. You must file suit within two years of the accident. Any claim filed after this deadline will likely be dismissed, barring you from recovering compensation for your damages.

A rideshare accident lawyer with our firm will be by your side throughout the process and assist you by doing the following:

  • Provide a free initial consultation session to evaluate your case and explain your rights as an Uber crash victim.
  • Investigate and gather strong evidence. An attorney can obtain eyewitness statements, request your medical records, procure Uber’s records, recover surveillance camera video, consult accident reconstruction experts, and more.
  • File the necessary claim paperwork to meet any deadlines.
  • Calculate your damages to ensure you seek the full amount you’re entitled to.
  • Negotiate with insurers and defense attorneys to obtain the maximum settlement available.
  • Advise you on whether to accept an insurance company’s settlement offer.
  • File a lawsuit and represent you in court if the insurer is unwilling to settle for the amount you deserve.

Contact Cordisco & Saile for a Free Consultation

Uber is a quick and convenient way to get around Philadelphia and Bucks County. However, as more people use the apps, more rideshare accidents occur. Such accidents often pose complex legal issues. The Uber accident lawyers at Cordisco & Saile LLC are here to help. We can help you navigate the maze of insurance questions and legal challenges to get the compensation you deserve.

If you choose us to fight for you, we will not take that lightly. We have a passion for helping clients, no matter how much effort it takes. At Cordisco & Saile LLC, our motto is “People Come First.” We prioritize client service, doing everything we can to remove as much stress from the process as possible.

Schedule a free consultation with a skilled Uber crash lawyer to learn more about how we can help you. Call us at 215-642-2335 or fill out our online form to get started.

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