Joe Osborne & Greg Francis, Personal Injury Lawyers & Founders of Osborne & Francis

Orlando Uber Accident Lawyers

In 2021, 118 million people used the Uber app once a month, a 26% increase from 2020. In the same year, there were 6.3 billion trips completed. Uber has taken over the ridesharing industry, completely pushing taxi cabs out of the spotlight in most cities. With an increase in users and drivers, Uber accidents are increasing too. 

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident with an Uber driver, please contact Osborne & Francis as soon as possible to set up a free case review. We’re eager to help you get the compensation and justice that you deserve.

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So you've been in a car accident. What happens next? There are many things that you should do but here are the three most important:

Number One: See a doctor immediately. 

A broken bone is easy to see, but some injuries are not. The most common injuries from car accidents happen in the neck, back, or head. The only way to diagnose and treat them is by seeing a doctor. A doctor can help ease the pain, provide medication, reassure you of how your injury may impact your daily life, and tell you what not to do to make it worse.

A visit to the doctor can also give you legally protected time off to recover and rest your body after an accident, and it documents and provides the evidence you may need for your case. Even a five-mile-per-hour car accident can cause a serious injury. So whether you've had a severe accident or a minor collision, see a doctor. And if you don't have medical insurance, let us know and we'll make sure that you receive the proper care. 

Number Two: Write everything down.

Even if it seems small, during times of stress or injury it is common to forget the little details. Make sure you keep note of the pain that you're in. With neck, back, and head injuries, sometimes simple activities such as walking up the stairs or picking up a toddler may cause severe pain. 

You may not be sleeping well at night. Documenting how much you sleep and how often you wake up due to pain is also very important. And lastly, if you have any cuts or bruises, take daily photos as you heal. This will provide visual evidence of the injuries that you've suffered. 

Number Three: Do not speak to an insurance company until you've spoken to a lawyer.

Please understand that the insurance adjuster works for a billion-dollar corporation and not for you. Their interests are solely for their insurance company, and their goal is to provide you with the least amount of financial settlement as quickly as possible. When you do speak with them, remember they will record the conversation. Why do they do this? Because they've been trained to ask questions that may confuse you. So talk to us before you talk to them. 

So remember: See a doctor, document everything, and call us before calling the insurance company for your free private consultation. We are here for you. Real tough lawyers fighting real tough issues.

Uber Car Accident Statistics

Unlike Lyft, Uber has published a study showcasing the accidents that have been caused by their drivers in the past few years. Their most recent study shows the following date for 2019-2020: 

  • There were 101 motor vehicle fatalities across 91 Uber-related crashes
  • 32% of fatal Uber accidents involved speeding
  • 23% of fatal Uber accidents involved drunk drivers
  • 15% of fatal Uber accidents involved a driver driving the wrong way
  • 94% of fatal accidents involving Uber drivers were caused by the actions of third-party drivers

However, Uber only reported on fatal accidents that involved their drivers, leaving out any statistics on motor vehicle accidents that didn’t cause fatality. Non-fatal accidents are much more common. Non-fatal accidents can still have devastating consequences. They may leave someone permanently disabled or in pain for the rest of their life. 

In the state of Florida, there were a total of 390,669 crashes in 2022. 3,454 resulted in a fatality, and 248,809 resulted in an injury. That’s a lot of accidents, with only 1% resulting in death. From that, we can estimate that there were likely thousands of Uber accidents that resulted in injuries. 

Does Uber Provide Insurance Coverage for Their Drivers?

Yes, Uber does provide insurance coverage for their drivers. The amount of insurance coverage that they offer depends on the status of the driver’s application. 

If the driver is offline or the app is off, the driver’s personal insurance coverage will apply. 

If the driver is online or waiting for a ride request, the following insurance coverage applies:

  • $50,000 in bodily injury per person
  • $100,000 in bodily injury per accident
  • $25,000 in property damage per accident

If the driver is en route to a passenger or has a passenger on board, the following coverage applies:

  • $1,000,000 third-party liability

Uber also offers the same insurance coverage for parties who make deliveries. If you’re hit by someone delivering for Uber Eats, they’ll have similar insurance coverage based on whether or not they’re waiting for a delivery request or completing a delivery. 

It’s important to know the status of the driver’s app because it can greatly affect the compensation that you receive. For example, if their application is offline, you’ll file a claim against the driver’s personal insurance. If the app is online, you’d file a claim against their personal insurance or uber, depending on their coverage. 

Even smaller details, like whether they had a passenger on board, can affect your case. This is because of the amount of coverage Uber offers, and unfortunately, you can only receive as much compensation as the at-fault party’s coverage offers.

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Types of Uber Accidents

There are a few different types of accidents that can occur involving Uber. The type of accident you’re involved in can greatly impact your lawsuit. An experienced Uber attorney will be able to easily determine your accident type and put together a strong evidence-based claim. Then, they’ll help you file a claim against the correct party so you can receive compensation. 

Types of Uber accidents include: 

  • You were involved in an accident with an Uber driver, and they were at fault
  • You were the passenger in an Uber accident, and the Uber driver was at fault
  • You were the passenger in an Uber accident, and the other driver was at fault 

Damages You Can Recover

You can recover both economic and non-economic damages after your accident, including medical bills, lost wages, lost earning capacity, pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of consortium, and more. Speak with an attorney here at Osborne & Francis to get a better idea of how much your settlement offer could be. 

Speaking with Uber After an Accident

After you’re involved in an Uber accident, you’ll likely get a notification from Uber asking you to fill out forms, talk on the phone, or record a statement. These may seem like perfectly harmless things to do, but it’s important to act with caution. 

Uber’s insurance company may try and deceive you. They’d greatly prefer that you not hire an attorney and will therefore try to get you to accept a low settlement offer as soon as possible. If they offer you money upfront, don’t take it (and don’t sign anything). 

The money may seem appealing, but you have no idea how much your injuries will truly cost immediately after the accident. It’s likely that you’ll rack up more in damages than what they have to offer. 

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Why Choose Osborne & Francis?

Hiring an experienced Uber accident attorney is the best next step for your lawsuit. By hiring Osborne & Francis, you can be certain that you’re working with a team of attorneys that care about your case. We’ll dedicate the time and effort required to build a strong case. And we’ll negotiate a high settlement on your behalf. 

Our local connections with hospitals, expert witnesses, and law enforcement make us the best Uber accident attorney option in Orlando. We’ve worked with Uber’s insurance companies before and have tons of successful settlements under our belt. 

Contact Osborne & Francis if You’ve Been Injured in an Uber Car Accident

If you or someone you love has been injured in an Uber accident, it’s time to speak with an experienced attorney. Contact us online or at (561) 293-2600 to schedule a free case evaluation.

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