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Have You Been Injured in an Uber Accident in Michigan?
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Involved in an Uber Accident in Michigan?
If you were involved in an Uber accident in Michigan, you may have a legal right to file a personal injury claim against Uber for your injuries if the driver of the Uber was negligent, causing an accident, and you were injured. Or else you may be able to pursue a claim against the driver’s personal automobile insurance company. If you were injured due to the negligence of another driver, you may have a legal right against the other driver’s insurance company.
A knowledgable Detroit Uber Accident Lawyer can assist you in accessing your Uber accident by reviewing the applicable insurance policies, any important updated ride-sharing laws in Michigan, liability, and damages.
Can I File a Lawsuit Against Uber for My Uber Accident?
You may have a legal right to file a personal injury claim against Uber for your injuries if the driver of the Uber was negligent, causing an accident, and you were injured. If you were injured due to the negligence of another driver, you may have a legal right against the other driver’s insurance company.
As a Passenger in an Uber Accident
As a passenger, you entered into a ride-sharing agreement with Uber, whether you know it or not. As a transportation network provider, Uber is required under Michigan law to maintain residual third-party auto insurance that designates minimum coverage of $1,000,000 during your ride with Uber in order to allow Michigan No-Fault Personal Injury Protection benefits (PIP).
Conversely, if you were injured in an Uber accident due to the negligence of another driver, you may have a legal right of recovery against the driver personally and her insurance company.
And thirdly, it may be most appropriate to file suit against Uber and the third party’s insurance company, depending on the applicable insurance policies. Contact the Uber Lawyer to get an experienced opinion on the best way for you to approach your car accident lawsuit involving Uber.
As a driver in an Uber Accident
As a driver or passenger of an Uber vehicle, you hold rights legislated in Michigan that come into play when you are injured or suffer property damage in an Uber accident. For instance, Uber is mandated to cover No-Fault Personal Injury Protection benefits (PIP) and Proportion Property Protection (PPI) in the event of a car accident. The required limits of the coverage depend on a few factors. In addition to those rights, Uber has made assurances for your benefit in the event of an accident.
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Can I File a Lawsuit against the Driver for my Uber Accident?
You may be able to pursue a personal injury claim in Michigan to sue the driver of the Uber vehicle if the driver was negligent in the operation of the Uber, leading to your injuries. You may be entitled to compensation if you were injured whether you were a passenger of the Uber or a third person driver or passenger involved in the car accident.
Can I Sue a Third Party in my Uber Accident?
If a third party driver caused the car accident while you were either the passenger or driver of an Uber, you may have a personal claim against the third party personally and her insurance company. It is important to note that even if the third party is 100% at fault, your own auto insurance or Uber’s auto insurance usually must pay your PIP and PPI. To determine which insurance company is liable, you should contact an Uber car accident lawyer who can explain Michigan’s No-Fault order of priority.
Can I Sue Uber as a Passenger in the Uber?
Indeed, you may have a right to sue Uber, as a passenger, in the event of a car accident, due to the negligence of your Uber driver. If you were injured as a result of another passenger’s in a scenario such as Uber Pool, you may also have a personal injury claim against Uber for putting yourself in such an arrangement.
What Should I do if I was in an Uber Accident in Michigan?
The first thing you want to do if you were involved in an Uber car accident is call 911 and seek medical attention. Never let the driver of another vehicle talk you out of calling the police. Having a police report is essential in pursuing a personal injury claim. The report will typically include details of the car accident, including statements from the Uber driver and other witnesses.
If possible, request the other driver’s license and insurance information, in the event that the police officer doesn’t make the information available to you in his report.
If possible, stand in a safe area away from traffic and photograph the vehicles before they are moved as well as the immediate vicinity to provide pertinent evidence in your potential lawsuit.
After you have dealt with the police, if you were not taken to the hospital already, it is important to be seen by a doctor to examine yourself and document your injuries. Your medical records will be requested by an Uber lawyer to be used as evidence in your Uber accident claim.
An Uber Hit Me as a Pedestrian. Can I Sue Uber?
Yes, you may be able to sue Uber if the driver of the vehicle was negligent and hit you as a pedestrian. Even though not in the Uber, you may be entitled to make a claim against the driver’s insurance policy provided by Uber. The amount of coverage associated with the policy depends on whether the Uber driver was signed onto the app and whether there was a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the car accident.
Does Michigan No-Fault Apply in an Uber Accident?
The application of Michigan No Fault Insurance to Uber accidents has been an area of scrutiny since the advent of Uber and Lyft in Michigan. It wasn’t until December 21, 2016, that Michigan passed ride-sharing bills extending the protections of No Fault Insurance to passengers and driver in an Uber accident setting.
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What is Uber’s Insurance Policy in an Uber Accident?
Michigan Uber Law ~ Ridesharing Act
Under the Michigan Ridesharing Act, Uber is required to have third party automobile liability with a minimum limit of $1,000,000 for all bodily injury or property damage during the transport of passengers in Michigan. When the Uber driver is simply “logged on” to Uber without a passenger, Uber is required to have “[r]esidual third party automobile liability insurance” of $50,000/person for death or bodily injury and $100,000/incident for death or bodily injury, and $25,000.00 for property damage.
Under both circumstances, Uber is required to hold automobile insurance that covers No Fault Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and Proportion Property Protection (PPI). It is important to note that coverage exclusions are available for personal automobile insurance providers under MCL 500.3017, whereby an authorized insurer may exclude coverage for any loss or injury stemming from an Uber accident. In essence, Uber drivers are excluded from enjoying no-fault insurance benefits afforded by a personal auto policy when involved in an Uber accident in Michigan.
Are Passengers Insured in an Uber Accident?
If you as a passenger are injured in an Uber vehicle, you may only collect No Fault PIP benefits, like wage loss benefits and medical expense reimbursements, from Uber or the Uber driver’s automobile insurer only if you have no other source of No Fault benefits. This is what is referred to as Michigan’s No Fault Order of Priority.
I was injured in an Uber accident. Can I sue Uber?
You may have a viable personal injury claim under Michigan law to sue Uber if you were injured due to the driver’s negligence in the operation of the Uber. You may be entitled to compensation from Uber whether you were a passenger of the Uber or a third party vehicle involved in the car accident. Damages in your claim may include reimbursement for medical expenses, wage loss, and pain and suffering.
An Uber hit my car and caused property damage. Is the damage insured by Uber?
Uber is mandated under Michigan law to provide Proportion Property Protection (PPI) coverage, with the amount depending on whether a passenger is in the Uber.
In addition, Uber affords its drivers with insurance coverage for property damage in an accident while a passenger is in the vehicle. If your car was hit by an Uber, then you may have a claim against Uber’s insurer for contingent comprehensive and collision insurance. This policy covers up to $50,000 per incident, requiring a $1,000 deductible.
As a Passenger, does my personal auto policy apply to the Uber accident?
Generally, personal auto insurance company have written the policies in such a way as to not allow coverage when a personal vehicle is being used for Uber. However per Michigan’s order of priority, the passenger’s no fault insurer is firstly liable.
First priority – Passenger’s personal auto insurer
Second priority – Passenger’s spouse’s personal auto insurer
Third priority – Passenger’s household relative’s personal auto insurer
Fourth-priority – The insurer of the owner or registrant of the vehicle occupied
Fifth priority – The insurer of the operator of the vehicle occupied
What Safety Requirements are Required of Uber in Michigan?
Uber is required to conduct annual background checks of each of their drivers’ criminal history and obtain driving records. In addition, Uber is prohibited from hiring drivers that (a) are under nineteen years of age; (b) that have had more than four (4) moving violations or one (1) major violation in the prior three years up to the date of application; (c) that have been convicted of a felony within five years prior to the application; (d) that are listed on the National Sex Offender Registry database; (e) that do not have a valid driver’s license issued under the Michigan Vehicle Code or by another state; and (f) you do not provide proof of automobile liability insurance.
Also, Uber vehicles that are 5 years or older must be annually inspected by a licensed mechanic. Michigan law also mandates a zero-tolerance policy in effect for Uber drivers relating to the use of drugs or alcohol while operating an Uber and transporting passengers.
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If negligence played a part in your injury in your Uber accident in Michigan, you may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, medical expenses, wage loss, and more. It is of paramount importance that if you involved in an Uber accident to seek out an experienced Michigan Uber Lawyer that can assist you in being compensated to the maximum extent allowable under the law. Ridesharing law is an area of personal injury law that is constantly changing due to the evolving nature of the industry. Here at the Uber Lawyer™ we pride ourselves in dedicating ourselves solely to Uber and Lyft accidents.
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