Uber Accidents Attorneys in Richmond & Tappahannock, Virginia
At Wind Law, our Tappahannock & Richmond Uber accident lawyer, Ryan E. Wind, knows for many of us, taking an Uber when getting around many areas in Virginia is just second nature. The popular ride-sharing service offers convenience and allows us to enjoy a night out without having to worry about where we are going to park, or how we are going to get home safely. However, with this convenience can also come complications, especially in the event of an accident.
The reality is, an Uber driver can get into an auto collision just as easily as any other driver. But what does that mean for the injured passengers? Who is legally responsible for any injuries they suffer? Our qualified Tappahannock & Richmond Uber accident lawyer can help you answer these and many other questions.
Ryan is licensed to practice law in all courts throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, including the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia. He is a member of multiple trial lawyer professional organizations at the local, state, and national levels, which allows his legal knowledge and resources to continuously evolve to not only meet but surpass our clients’ expectations.
From rural communities to the inner city, our Tappahannock & Richmond Uber accident attorney and support staff focus on providing compassionate, dedicated, and effective partnerships with our clients — no matter where they live or work in Virginia — so everyone we represent has a genuine opportunity to seek and obtain real results.
At Wind Law, we represent real people, who need real legal help. Call us today to learn more.
Who is Liable for Virginia Uber Accidents, Injuries, and Fatalities?
A question our office commonly gets is, “Does Uber have to pay if I’m injured in an accident caused by one of its drivers?” The answer depends on the working status of the driver when the accident occurs. Most Uber drivers are considered independent contractors rather than employees of the company. That said, Uber still maintains its own liability insurance coverage.
Virginia Uber driver requirements include:
- Meet the minimum age to drive in their city.
- Have at least one year of licensed driving experience in the US (three years if the driver is under 25 years old.
- Have a valid in-state license.
- Proof of residency in your city, state, or province.
- Proof of vehicle insurance.
Where and when the driver’s personal insurance coverage, or Uber’s policy applies depends on a few things:
- Did the driver have their Uber app activated? If a driver is available and waiting to accept a ride, Uber provides contingent liability coverage of up to $100,000 for personal injuries and $25,000 in property damage. This coverage would apply if, for instance, a driver accidentally hit a pedestrian or another vehicle while waiting to accept a ride.
- Is there an actual passenger in the Uber vehicle? If you are injured while actually riding in an Uber–or someone else is hurt during an active ride–then Uber’s insurance provides up to $1 million in third-party liability coverage, as well as $1 million in uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.
- Was the driver “off the clock”? If someone who regularly drives for Uber does not have their app activated and is not accepting rides, then that driver’s personal car insurance policy would be liable for any accident.
Of course, just because you are injured in an accident while riding in an Uber, that does not necessarily mean your Uber driver was at fault. The accident may be the result of another driver’s negligence. In Virginia, the at-fault driver is responsible for such injuries. But Uber’s uninsured/underinsured insurance coverage might still come into play if the negligent driver lacks sufficient insurance to pay for your damages.
Our Tappahannock & Richmond Uber accident lawyer can help you sift through the details of your crash, so you understand exactly who was responsible for your injuries or the loss of your loved one. We will then provide the skilled legal representation you need to pursue the negligent party’s insurance company for your full financial recovery.
What Type of Compensation Can I Pursue During a Virginia Uber Accident Claim?
At Wind Law, our Tappahannock & Richmond Uber accident lawyer represents individuals and families whose lives have been impacted by negligence — whether that involves pursuing an individual or corporation.
Our primary goal is to partner with our clients, so they know they have more than a trusted legal advisor by their side, but a friend who is pursuing their best interests. With 15 years of experience, our highly skilled Virginia Uber accident attorney connects with our communities and the people who live in them to pursue the financial outcome they deserve.
While each case is unique, some of the most common recovery requirements may include, but are not limited to:
- Current and future medical expenses, including surgeries, prescriptions, and physical therapy.
- Current and future lost wages.
- Diminished earning capacity.
- Scarring and disfigurement, including burns, amputations, or dismemberment.
- Pain and suffering caused by physical discomfort, inconvenience, and emotional distress.
- Post-traumatic stress disorder impacting the injured party’s ability to maintain gainful employment and personal relationships.
Our Uber accident lawyer in Richmond & Tappahannock has developed successful outcomes for our fellow Virginians, whom he calls “some of the best clients an attorney could ask for.”
Our clients, in their own words, applaud Ryan, not just for his work ethic and the results he attains, but also for his honest, caring, and supportive nature. We can help produce the same meaningful results for you and your family, starting with a free consultation today.
Why Do I Need a Virginia Uber Accident Attorney?
Like all vehicle accidents that may involve more than one insured party, the financial recovery process becomes more complex, as the driver, Uber, or another third party’s insurance provider will begin pointing fingers at one another.
With the sole goal of protecting their bottom lines, each party’s insurance representatives will insist that you — the injured party — prove their policyholder was liable. Unfortunately, this is true even if you were riding as a passenger when the collision occurred and is difficult to accomplish on your own.
Experienced Uber Accident Attorney in Richmond & Tappahannock, Virginia
For many of us, taking an Uber when getting around the Richmond area is just second nature. The popular ride-sharing service offers convenience and allows us to enjoy a night out without having to worry about getting home safely. But with this convenience can also come complications, especially in the event of an accident.
At the end of the day, an Uber driver can get into an accident just as easily as any other driver. But what does that mean for the injured passengers? Who is legally responsible for any injuries they suffer? A qualified Tappahannock & Richmond Uber accidents lawyer can help you answer these and many other questions. Attorney Ryan Wind has over a decade of experience in representing Virginians injured in car accidents. He and his team at Wind Law, LLC, can represent you following an accident involving an Uber or another ride-share driver.
At Wind Law, LLC We Also Representing The Following Legal Services:
- ATV Accidents
- Back Injuries
- Bicycle Accidents
- Boating Accidents
- Broken Accidents
- Broken Bones
- Burn Injuries
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Construction Accidents
- Construction Zone Accidents
- Defective Product Injuries
- Dog Bite and Animal Attacks
- E-Scooter Accidents
- GRTC Bus Accidents
- Head on Collisions
- Hit and Run Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Wrongful Death
- Trucking Accidents
- Motorcycle Accident
Car Accident Resources:
- Construction Zone Accident
- Distracted Driver Accident
- Drunk Driver Accident
- Head-on Collisions
- Hit and Run Accident
- Lyft Accident
- Rear-end Collisions
- Rollover Accident
- Side Impact Crashes
- Speeding Accident
- Stop Sign Accident
- Uninsured Driver Accident
Contact Our Uber Accidents Lawyers in Richmond & Tappahannock Today
Our skilled Tappahannock & Richmond Uber accident attorney will fully investigate the crash that caused your injuries or the loss of your loved one and build your case around the facts and resources available to accurately outline your complete financial recovery needs.
Contact our dedicated personal injury lawyers in Richmond & Tappahannock, Virginia today by calling 804-773-3815 or online to discuss your important case during a free consultation. We want to hear your story, so we can ensure your voice is heard, and work diligently to see that you are treated fairly and get justice in your case.