Do You Need Help from an Uber Injury Lawyer
and Hope to Avoid Going to Trial?

Learn More About Working with Sally Morin Law

As ridesharing services rapidly expand across California the number of Uber accidents is increasing.

What distraught victims are quickly finding out is that if you’re involved in an Uber accident, Lyft accident, or other type of ridesharing accident, getting out of the hospital is just the first step in a long and grueling recovery process.

To make matters worse, finding a personal injury lawyer with experience dealing with the tricky ins and outs of Uber accident claim can be difficult.

The legal professionals at Sally Morin Law are different. 

We have been helping victims of Uber and other ride-sharing accidents make their personal injury claims in Northern and Southern California since 2009.

If you have suffered:

  • broken bones
  • head trauma
  • or injuries requiring surgery

Keep reading to learn why Sally Morin Law is the best option for making your Uber accident claim.

Been in an Uber Accident? You are Not Alone.

While there have been dozens of high-profile media stories, finding exact numbers on Uber crashes can be difficult. 

Why?

Because many municipalities simply don’t record such data. And of course, Uber isn't reporting their data publicly.


But in 2015 the Taxi and Limousine Commission of New York City conducted an audit of crash data in the Big Apple and found Uber drivers were five times more likely to be involved in fatal car crashes than licensed taxi drivers.


And at Sally Morin Law, we've helped dozens of Uber accident clients since 2009.


What Not to Do in the Event of an Uber Accident


Protecting yourself after an Uber accident starts the minute the dust settles. And there are a number of things you may be tempted to do that could potentially hurt your ability to make a claim that you should be aware of:


  1. Never Offer Information to Insurance Adjusters: These aggressive individuals will try to trick you into making statements that could effectively minimize your settlement. 
  2. Don’t Rely on Police Investigations: Police investigating your crash are overworked, fallible human beings—like the rest of us. Human error has more than once shifted liability and limited a victim’s financial compensation. The police report is only one of the documents you’ll need. Do your best to take photos of the accident scene with your phone and get witness information if possible.
  3. Don’t Wait to Fight Back – Many people put off retaining an Uber accident attorney because they think it costs too much. Most personal injury attorneys work on a “no win – no fee” basis. Every day you wait could potentially limit the award you’re entitled to and make proving your Uber case more difficult.

Get Help Now

If you've been involved in an Uber accident, it's imperative you speak to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to protect the value of your claim. Witnesses vanish, evidence disappears, and paperwork gets lost. Get in touch so we can help protect the value of your claim starting today.

Injuries We Represent

Broken Bones

Head Trauma

Injuries Requiring Surgery

Let's Maximize Your Claim!

Why risk sabotaging your personal injury claim by trying to handle it alone?

Get your no cost, risk-free case evaluation. And get peace of mind.

If at any time within the first 30 days of signing with Sally Morin Law you are not 100% satisfied with the quality and care of service you receive from our attorneys, we will cancel your contract at no cost so that you can seek different representation. No questions asked.


Recent Uber Accident Lawyer Reviews

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David D.

Motorcycle Hit by Rideshare Vehicle on Main Street at Howard Street in San Francisco

Earlier this year I was hit by a car while riding my motorcycle in downtown SF. . I tried to to figure things out on my own but after all the stress of insurance companies I came on to yelp to find an attorney. This is how I came across Sally Morin, and thank god I did!! They truly cared about my case and fought for me the entire way through. Most importantly, they negotiated my medical and got me the settlement I deserved. They told me multiple times how much of an easy client I was to work with but that was a result of their hard work and communication. Thanks again Sally Morin you helped me make the best out of an unpleasant situation!!!

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Mike D.

Motorcycle hit by Uber at 23rd and Guerrero Streets in San Francisco

Last year I was in a serious Motorcycle accident that was not my fault. Beyond the initial emergency room visit, I required surgery and months of rehab. All in all, my left leg will probably never reach 100%. It has been a stressful and scary year. But one of the comforts through it all has been the services that Sally Morin provided. While I was focused on my health, she was taking care of everything else. And in the end she got the other drivers insurance company to settle at an amount that was substantial enough to cover the pain and suffering I had incurred as well ease my worries about paying for any future care related to the accident. She even got the medical collections to decrease my balance due by thousands. I was skeptical to hire a lawyer off of YELP, but in the end it was the best thing I could have done.

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Andy K.

Pedestrian in Crosswalk Hit by Uber at 17th Street and De Haro Street in San Francisco

Sally Morin and her team were instrumental in resolving my personal injury case (doored by a car while biking, resulting in spine and elbow injuries that required two surgeries). They held my hand as I traversed car insurance and personal health insurance claims over the course of two years. Sally, Lauren and co. worked tirelessly to resolve my case and protected my settlement to assure I recovered enough for future medical expenses related to my injury. Sally and her team will fight for your personal interests. I cannot recommend them enough.

Uber Accident FAQ's and Resources

How is an Uber Accident different?

  • Uber drivers are private citizens: They’re not professional drivers. They’re not experienced cabbies. They don’t have to undergo any specialized training or extra licensing. NONE!
  • Uber drivers are not employees: This is important! Uber does not officially “hire” drivers so they are not legally classified as employees. This seriously limits the company’s legal responsibility if the driver is involved in an accident.
  • Uber drivers use their own personal cars: While some cabbies do own and drive their own vehicles, most rely on company cars. Company cars are covered by company insurance—which, in turn, covers drivers, passengers, and third-parties (such as pedestrians) in the event of a crash. Private cars are (and must be) covered by personal auto insurance policies.
  • Uber drivers' personal insurance may not cover passengers: Most personal auto insurance policies will not cover Uber passengers. In the event of an accident, passengers may be forced to rely on Uber accident insurance instead.
  • Uber insurance has a history of denying accident claims: If you’ve been injured, a settlement is not guaranteed. Uber insurance will often deny claims. Contact us at Sally Morin Law if this happens to you.

Do Uber drivers need to have their own insurance?

As a means of protecting itself against insurance claims, the company requires that all drivers have an active personal auto insurance policy.

However, that policy is not designed to protect passengers in the event of an Uber accident. Insurance policies almost always include a “for hire” exclusion or clause which states that if a driver is using their personal automobile in a “for hire” capacity (such as driving paying passengers to and from destinations) the policy is voided.

Does Uber itself have insurance for riders or those injured by an Uber driver?

Yes! 

Due to recent legal action in 19 states including California, Uber’s own insurance—insurance above and beyond a driver’s personal policy—can be held liable to contribute up to $1 million total for any damages or injuries sustained in an accident.



Should I handle my claim directly with Uber?

While the ridesharing app does have a hotline to report your accident details to which you should use, we don't advise you speak with their insurance company.

Like most insurance adjusters, they are highly trained to minimize your claim or trick you into giving a recorded statement that reduces or completely limits your ability to make a claim.

Uber's insurance adjuster is James River Insurance based out of Virginia, and our team of Uber accident attorneys are well-versed in getting them to pay claims in excess of $500,000 on behalf of our clients.

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