Columbia car accident lawyer Bert Louthian represents people who are injured in rideshare accidents including Ubers. Victims may claim significant financial compensation. The Louthian Law Firm takes care of the claims process and makes sure that victims get the compensation that they deserve.
Call (803) 592-6231 to discuss your case with a Columbia Uber accident lawyer and begin your recovery today.
Lawyer for Uber Accidents in Columbia, SC
The Louthian Law Firm helps victims of rideshare accidents and their families. We are your lawyer for Uber accidents in Columbia, SC. Our role is to be your representative and guide as you seek financial compensation. We focus on serving injured parties in the Columbia, SC community and beyond.
When you’re in an Uber accident, you may have some of these questions:
- Can I receive compensation for my Uber accident?
- What is my claim worth? Is pain and suffering included?
- Who is liable for my Uber accident? What makes them liable?
- How do I start a claim for compensation?
- Do Uber drivers have insurance? What are the limits?
- Should I accept an offer of settlement from Uber?
- What can I do if Uber won’t offer me a fair settlement?
As your Uber accident lawyer, we evaluate your case and answer these questions. Then, we pursue your claim by building evidence, pursuing compensation through insurance companies, and if necessary, through formal legal proceedings.
To see how we may help you, contact us for your free consultation.
Who we represent
Bert Louthian represents:
- Passengers in the Uber vehicle
- Passengers of another vehicle
- Driver of another vehicle
- Bystanders, pedestrians and bicyclists
- Uber driver when they are not at fault
In South Carolina, traffic accident laws apply to rideshare services. Accident victims may claim compensation from the responsible party. In addition, Uber provides uninsured and underinsured coverage to ensure victims have a source of compensation.
When you’re recovering from injuries and addressing personal matters following the accident, The Louthian Law Firm can handle your case. Since 1985, Bert Louthian has been advocating for victims and families in Columbia, SC. Contact us to talk about your situation and how he may help you.
What to Do if You Are in an Uber Accident
If your Uber is in an accident, call for emergency medical assistance if there is a possibility that anyone is injured. Even though it is the responsibility of drivers to call the police, make sure that the incident is reported so that the police can respond. Get the names of drivers involved and their vehicle information. Take names and contact information for witnesses and anyone else involved. Take photographs if you are able.
Then, report the accident to Uber. You can report it on the app or through their website. Give the basic information about the accident, including the time and place and the driver involved. If you are injured, tell them you have injuries. However, give yourself time to determine the full extent of your injuries and evaluate the accident. Don’t give definite statements about your injuries, damages or fault for the accident. Tell them you will provide more information later.
Contact us as soon as possible. As soon as we represent you as your lawyer, we speak with Uber and the insurance companies on your behalf. We learn about your situation, prepare a case strategy and represent you.
What compensation can you receive for an Uber crash?
If you’re the victim of an Uber crash, you may receive:
- Emergency medical bills
- Medical treatment and assistance
- Future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Mental injury and emotional anguish
- Other economic and non-economic losses.
We represent both adults and children.
Who is Liable for an Uber Crash?
In general, the party at fault for causing an accident has a legal duty to compensate victims. The most common type of fault is negligence – most traffic violations are negligence. Reckless driving is more serious misconduct and can also be the basis for liability.
There are important things to know when a claim involves a rideshare service like Uber. When a driver is active in the app or giving a ride, Uber provides insurance including uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage. Their insurance guarantee may provide coverage, but another driver involved in the crash may have applicable insurance, too.
The insurance limits that apply depend on whether the driver was active in the app and whether they were actively giving a ride or en route to pick up passengers at the time of the crash. If the driver was actively giving a ride, insurance may provide up to $1 million in compensation for damages.
In addition to understanding how insurance policies work for Uber accidents, it’s also important to understand the unique process when a car accident involves a rideshare driver. Having a lawyer gives you an experienced legal advocate who can speak to Uber and other parties on your behalf. You can have a professional value your claim and represent you throughout the case.
What are some ways a person can be liable for an Uber crash?
Examples of liability for an Uber crash may include:
- Stopping in a dangerous place to embark or disembark passengers
- Interacting with the app while driving, texting or distracted driving
- Speeding, violating a stop sign or stop light
- Careless driving in an effort to complete trips faster
- Not leaving enough room for a rideshare driver who is helping passengers
- Failing to secure luggage and personal belongings safely in the vehicle, causing a hazard on the roads
- Broken seatbelt or broken seat
- Poorly maintained vehicle, vehicle malfunction
Some potential causes of fault for an Uber accident are specific to rideshares. Other fault may be based on general negligence and violating the rules of due care that apply to everyone on the roads.
Free Consultations Available With an Uber Accident Lawyer in Columbia
When you’re injured in an Uber accident, we want you to have the compensation you deserve and a guide in the legal system. Work with The Louthian Law Firm and Martindale-Hubbell® AV® rated lawyer Bert Louthian.
Contact us for your free consultation with an Uber accident lawyer and begin your case today.