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How can you recover damages after a rideshare accident?

On Behalf of | Apr 29, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Rideshare services have grown very popular in Maryland and elsewhere over the years. However, if you’re in a rideshare vehicle that gets into an accident, it can be complex when you want to file a personal injury claim.

What happens if you’re injured in a rideshare accident?

Rideshare services have edged out traditional taxi cab services due to their convenience and cheaper fares. Instead of having to compete with others for a ride, you only have to download an app and order your own vehicle to get you to your destination. However, just like any other car, rideshare vehicles sometimes get into accidents.

If you have suffered injuries in a car accident while in a rideshare vehicle, you might want to file a claim. However, there are different situations that may determine what happens next.

As a passenger in a rideshare vehicle, you were probably not at fault for the accident. As a result, you can file a claim against the rideshare company’s insurance policy. Uber carries $1 million for car accidents involving their drivers’ vehicles. It doesn’t matter if your driver or a driver of another vehicle was at fault for the crash. When you are a passenger in a rideshare vehicle, you are legally entitled to file a claim against the rideshare company to recover compensation for your damages.

Specifically, the $1 million insurance policy carried by Uber is broken down into the following:

• $25,000 per accident for property damages
• $50,000 per person for personal injury
• $100,000 per accident for personal injury

When should you file your injury claim?

Personal injury claims against a rideshare company must be filed within two years of the accident. You must file within that statute of limitations or your claim will not be considered and you will not have the opportunity to recover compensation for your medical expenses and other damages.