The answer to your question depends on what the driver was doing at the time of the accident. Uber might be responsible for paying your accident damages if the driver who hit you:
- Had the Uber app on and was available to work
- Was on the way to pick up a passenger
- Had a passenger in the vehicle
If none of these things are true, however, and the driver was not working as an Uber driver at the time of the crash, then the driver's private insurance company should pay for your pedestrian accident injuries.
Knowing Who Is at Fault May Be Harder Than You Think
A full investigation will need to be done to determine who is at fault for your accident. It can be challenging to get this information on your own. However, our experienced Illinois car accident lawyers can use written interrogatories, depositions, and requests for production of documents to get the answers that you need.
Once we know who is responsible for your crash and which insurance company should pay your damages, we will fight for your fair recovery. Your recovery should include compensation for your past and future healthcare expenses, lost income, out-of-pocket costs, pain, and suffering.
Insurance companies know that our attorneys mean business, and they are often willing to settle claims fairly. However, if the insurance company is not willing to compensate you for your injuries, then we will fight for your recovery in court.
Over the past 50 years, we have helped more than 70,000 clients recover more than $1 billion for their injuries. Now, we will work hard to get you the fair compensation that you deserve. Call us or fill out our contact form to have us contact you today. We would be happy to provide you with a free consultation in our Bloomington, Gurnee, or Rockford office, at your home, or by phone or video conference.