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Uber carries third-party liability coverage, which pays up to $1 million for injuries and damages. This insurance also protects you, the passenger.

Ridesharing services are everywhere, and Uber is the most prevalent company in the entire market. It can be easy to understand why Uber is so convenient:

  • You don’t always need to carry cash.
  • Cars can pick you up and drop you off anywhere.
  • All the journeys are tracked so you can share them with others for safety reasons.
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The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C.
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This attorney is very smart, very experienced, returns phone calls and knows the answers when asked. One call and I knew this was a great law firm for auto accidents.
Response from the owner: Our law firm appreciates this. This is a comment we get from so many people who call…”none of the lawyers we called told me all the things that you did.” Whether we take a car accident case or not, helping people is a good thing.
5 Star Lawyer for sure! Best you will find in Saint Louis.
Response from the owner: Thanks for the 5 Star Rating. Reviews like this are great. Injury victims quickly figure out the TV advertisers are not good. We work hard at being the best we can be and it reflects in our representation of car accident victims.
Watch this lawyer in action. Was way better than all the others. Get this lawyer for an automobile accident for sure.
Response from the owner: Thanks for the recommendation. Besides doing cases, our attorneys train for this. Hard work, case knowledge and technique is key to success in car accident litigation.
Very pleased with The Hoffmann Law Firm. Lawyers are attentive, friendly and go the distance to force the settlement you want. The TV lawyers recommend low offers. This law firm gets the maximum.
Response from the owner: We get calls from car accident victims that had to fire the TV lawyers that they hired. They give the same two reasons: 1) they never spoke to a lawyer at the Big TV law firms, only a paralegal, and 2) the paralegal recommended they accept a low offer. At our law firm, you only talk to the lawyer and if an offer is low we tell you to sue. Thanks!
You will love this car accident lawyer.
Response from the owner: You are the best! Thanks for the review. Our attorneys work hard but it all starts with a great client.
Several lawyers said to call this lawyer because he is the best. You will appreciate this law firm. Helped with the injury and property claims. Attentive and knowledgeable. Great reputation in St Louis.
Response from the owner: Thanks Lexi. Our #1 source of cases is other lawyers referring us cases that are too big for them to handle.
Would use this accident law firm. Best in Saint Louis. Highly rated and it shows. After one phone call, you just know this attorney is better. 5 Stars!!
Response from the owner: Thanks for recommending our lawyers in St Louis. There is a major difference in lawyers as you well know.
Great law firm thanks Leah for the referral
Response from the owner: Appreciate you recommending our law firm. Car accident litigation is all we do and specializing allows us to focus.
Car accident lawyers on tv are not good . Get this attorney ! He is a pro !!
Response from the owner: Thanks Nathan. TV lawyers market for car accidents, use paralegals instead of lawyers and give their employees settlement quotas hence forcing cheap settlements. At our law firm, you get a lawyer who keeps pushing forward for more.
A+ attorney. Smart. Helpful. Great for automobile accident cases. Located in saint louis, missouri. Use him!
Response from the owner: Thanks. Car accident cases are difficult without the right attorney and great clients. Much appreciated.
Quality lawyer. Best law firm for a car accident. Advice was way better than other lawyers I called in St. Louis. Helped with property and injury.
Response from the owner: Thanks. The TV lawyer advertisers are just car accident settlement mills. As soon as people call a real attorney, they always tell us how much better and more helpful we were. Appreciate this.
Get this lawyer if you have an automobile accident. Simply the best!
Response from the owner: Thanks Lizzy. Recommendations from other is the best way to find a car accident attorney.
This lawyer is big time. Smooth. The other lawyers on the other side were not nearly as good as this attorney. I recommend friends in St Louis to him for accident injuries and they all say the same thing…”that lawyer is great.”
Response from the owner: Very nice of you to say. Our lawyers work hard on auto accident cases.
Family used this car accident attorney after a crash. Located in St Louis. This lawyer answers the phone and will walk you through the process. Knows his stuff!
Response from the owner: Taking calls, going over the car accident injury and property process is important. Clients that call always say we are the only lawyers that explained everything. Much appreciated.
Tried the lawyers on TV. They were not good. Hired this car accident lawyer instead because he had great reviews. The reviews are correct. This attorney is as good as they get. He does big injury cases that need to be litigated.
Response from the owner: Car accident lawyers on TV do not litigate cases. It is mass production. They have quotas. Local attorneys are best on auto accidents.
Very very good at injury claims for car wrecks. Use this St Louis attorney. Two thumbs up!
Response from the owner: Thanks for the review! All we do is accidents. When you specialize, your knowledge base and practice skills grow. Thanks!
Used this attorney for an auto accident. Highly recommend this lawyer in St. Louis. Communicates well.
Response from the owner: Communicating with clients is essential. Taking the client though the car accident claims process is important otherwise major mistakes can occur. It is an effort that we make. Thanks!
Best for car accidents in St Louis. Use this attorney.
Response from the owner: Thanks. Great clients make for great cases!
This lawyer is great for car accident injury claims. Did an uninsured motorist case. Very good attorney.
Response from the owner: Car accidents can be insured or uninsured. The claims are much different. Thanks for the review.
Great lawyer if you are in an auto accident. I recommend this attorneys office.
Response from the owner: Thanks J. Glad we got your auto accident case completed and that for telling others about our lawyers.
Very good car accident attorney. Did my and my relatives claims and paperwork. Highly recommend.
Response from the owner: Thanks for recommending our law firm on car accident cases.
Fantastic law firm, I would recommend! Received free consultation related to an auto accident when my parked car was damaged by a baseball. Very supportive advice, these guys are good!
Response from the owner: Thank you!
Recommend this attorney for auto accidents.
Response from the owner: Thanks for recommending our attorneys for an automobile accident.
Best St Louis lawyer for car accidents.
Response from the owner: Thanks Tana. Appreciate this!
Great Lawyer!!
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I was in a car accident in St.Louis and hired Chris as my lawyer. He was amazing!!! He helped me every step of the way and was able to get me a great settlement!!!Highly, highly, highly recommend him!
Response from the owner: Each step is important in a car accident. Thanks for recommending us for car accidents injury claims.
If you have an auto accident and need an attorney in St Louis, I recommend Mr Hoffmann.
Response from the owner: Appreciate this James and you did great as well. Car accident claims always start with a good client.
Great car accident lawyer. Did a very good job on my injury case. Thanks!
Response from the owner: Thanks. Appreciate the compliment. All we do is car accident litigation.
Very accomplished accident attorney in Saint Louis. 5 stars for sure!
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A car accident lawyer I would recommend to anyone.
Response from the owner: Thanks. That is great of you to say about our lawyers.
Great car accident attorney!!
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When I had my accident he was very professional, honest and caring to me and my family it wasn't about the money it was about the care, he made sure me and my kids were took care of and I really appreciate it this is a gexcellant law firm also his secretary is the best,so I would like to say thank you chris for everything melinda .
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Great car accident lawyer in St. Louis. This is a very good car accident lawyer in St. Lious. Takes phone calls. Listens. Experienced in injury litigation.
Response from the owner: Thanks Maddie. Our law firm brings experience to the table on car accident cases.
Great people, helped me through a situation over the phone. His words and advice eventually helped me in my case.
Response from the owner: Glad to hear!
Although Mr. Hoffman did not represent me in my case he was willing to take the time to get me in touch with someone who specializes in the type of incident I needed legal representation with. Attorney's such as Mr. Hoffman are difficult to find. He took personal time to keep in touch with me and give me sound legal advice and guidance. I highly recommend speaking with Mr. Hoffman if you require his services. I truly believe he is the type of person who cares and will make sure the job gets done RIGHT. Do not hesitate to contact him
Response from the owner: Anytime!
In an auto accident in St. Louis, the other car pulled out and hit us. The collision was very bad. We were all injured and used this attorney. He is very experienced in handling injury claims and got a great settlement after filing a lawsuit for us. 5 Stars!
Response from the owner: Thanks Ms. Santoni. Side impact car accidents are some of the worst our lawyers see. We have to file lawsuits on nearly every case because insurance companies deny almost every claim, but I am glad we got yours resolved. I appreciate you recommending our lawyers and giving us a 5 Star rating.
My daughter and I were in an car accident. We for both injured badly. After I finally got out of the hospital, I started looking for lawyers in Saint Louis and found this attorney who does accident and injury claims. It said their attorney would answer 24 hours a day. I called their law firm at 10 p.m. and a injury lawyer answered. He was polite, knowledgeable, and advised me of what needed to be done for myself and my daughter regarding the car accident. I hired them to do or auto accident case. They kept me well informed during the car accident case in Saint Louis County Court. I was well prepared for depositions. He help with everything. I got a good settlement as did my daughter for our injuries. Although the car accident was scary, it was bearable having a good helpful attorney on our side. I highly recommend this Saint Louis car accident law firm. Their attorneys and lawyers are great. Highly recommended
Response from the owner: Happy to help.
The Chris Hoffman law firm takesgreat care of all my legal needs. They are caring and personal and will fight for what you need. I highly recommend them. You will be very satisfied and know he got you the best deal available.
Response from the owner: Great cleints are the start to pursuing any legal case and you are the best! Thanks for the recommendation Barbara!
A true professional in terms of car accident cases. I definitely recommend this lawyer for any injury after a St. Louis accident. Very good at what these attorneys do!
Response from the owner: Thank you very much for such a great review. Our attorneys work hard at providing great service. Car accident cases are fought by insurance companies from the property damage through the personal injury claim. This forces people to get local lawyers to do their claims. Missouri and Saint Louis, in particular, is known for accident claim denial even against your own insurance carrier. Thanks again!
You will not find better attorneys for a car accident in St. Louis. Very experienced. These attorneys know all the facets of an accident case and have great advice when problems come up during the injury claim.
Response from the owner: Thanks Jack. Our attorneys appreciate a great review like this. It helps car accident victims know who are the real lawyers in St. Louis who do this work versus the mere advertisers who refer victims to lawyers they have never met for a kickback. Much appreciated!
Thanks for helping with my car accident case. These lawyers are best in St. Louis.
Response from the owner: You are welcome and thanks for the review! A lot of car accident victims read these and find it helpful in choosing a lawyer for their case. Great cases always start with great clients!
great lawyer for auto accident cases . I thought this law firm did great work .Very happy with their services. I would recommend them to others.
Response from the owner: It was very nice of you to leave a review. Thanks Brenda! A good case always starts with a great client. We appreciated the recommendation. It is good to hear back from clients and have them refer us to other injury victims after a car accident. Wish you well!
This is the best choice for a car accident attorney. These lawyers get great settlements.I was recommended to them from some people I know and was happy to get a great recommendation.
Response from the owner: Our attorneys appreciate the compliment! It is great to hear we are doing well. It means a lot when you recommend our lawyers to other car accident victims. Thanks again!
Glad I switched to this auto accident lawyer. These lawyers fight hard for their injury clients. I highly recommend these lawyers.
Response from the owner: We are happy you switched as well. Good clients are the basis for a good case. Fighting to protect your rights after an accidental injury is our sole focus. Your recommendation means a lot. Thanks again for the review.
If you are injured in a car accident you should hire this attorney. This is the best legal representation. These attorneys are very professional.
Response from the owner: Thank you for reviewing our law firm and recommending our lawyers. Attorneys appreciate feedback on whether they are doing well on cases and reviews are one of the best means for this.
Response from the owner: Appreciate the Good Words! SInce our law firm started focusing exclusively on car and auto accidents, the focus had increased our knowledge and the learning curve has greatly benefited out settlement results. Specializing is key for any lawyers! All benefit from this. Thanks again for the review!

What Can You Expect To Get If You’ve Been Injured In An Uber Accident?

Ridesharing services are everywhere, and Uber is the most prevalent company in the entire market. It can be easy to understand why Uber is so convenient:

  • You don’t always need to carry cash.
  • Cars can pick you up and drop you off anywhere.
  • All the journeys are tracked so you can share them with others for safety reasons.

But what happens if you get hurt while taking an Uber ride? How much compensation are you in for?

It Depends on Who Is Liable

In Missouri, all drivers need to have auto insurance. Moreover, Uber and other ridesharing companies also require their affiliate drivers to take out car insurance.

When you are the victim of a car accident, you are entitled, by law, to compensation from the party who has caused you harm. In an Uber ride, there can be two parties involved:

  • The Uber driver who makes a mistake or is reckless;
  •  The other driver who causes the accident.

If the Uber driver is responsible, then they are liable. Even if they have personal auto insurance, many policies don’t cover business rides. That means the driver is only covered when driving for their own use, not when taking Uber rides. However, the good news is that Uber carries third-party liability coverage, which pays up to $1 million for injuries and damages. This insurance also protects you, the passenger.

If the Uber driver doesn’t cause the car accident, you must file a claim with the other driver’s auto insurance company and get compensated this way.

What If the Other Driver Is Uninsured?

Even though insurance is mandatory in Missouri, it’s possible to encounter an uninsured motorist. Or an underinsured motorist whose policy may need to be higher to cover the total cost of your injuries and damages. So, in these cases, who pays for your compensation?

Uber has uninsured/underinsured insurance coverage that can pick up the slack, which is also covered at $1 million per accident. This policy is only activated when the at-fault driver is:

  • Uninsured
  • Underinsured
  • Flee the scene and cannot be held accountable.

How much compensation you get depends on the following:

  • The extent of your injuries
  • The cost of property damage
  • The accident caused other hardships (emotions, distress, missed work, etc.)

The compensation is calculated based on these criteria.

What Happens in a St. Louis Uber Accident Settlement?

About 95% of personal injury cases are settled out of court without going to trial, so an Uber accident will likely end in settlement.

Accident Investigation and Fault Determination

Before a settlement can be obtained, the insurance companies involved in the accident will do a full investigation. This is done to determine fault and understand the specifics of the accident, what happened, the injuries each party suffered, and other such details.

Your insurance company and the Uber driver’s insurance may be involved in this process. They will examine the evidence, police reports, eyewitness testimonies, and other information to determine what happened during the accident.

Settlement Negotiation

The settlement negotiation process will usually begin once you have filed a claim against the responsible Uber driver. A settlement is a legal agreement to resolve the lawsuit in exchange for a certain amount of monetary damages, including:

  • Medical expenses related to the injury
  • Lost income due to missing work, disabilities, and other such issues
  • Pain, suffering, and anguish due to the injuries
  • Punitive damages for reckless or outrageous actions that resulted in the accident

Your lawyer will represent you and request a certain amount of money from the responsible party. Then, they will generally counter-offer with a lower amount. This may continue for quite a while until both parties reach an acceptable agreement. Working with an experienced St. Louis car accident attorney is crucial to negotiating the best possible settlement. 

Signing The Final Settlement

The final settlement agreement will include a lot of complex legal information, but it will outline a few basic things:

  • The amount of payment and the timing of payment
  •  The legal rights the victim will give up by agreeing to the payment
  •  All other actions the involved parties have agreed upon to resolve the legal claim

It’s important to understand that once you settle your Uber accident case, you generally cannot pursue further legal claims against them. In a settlement, you give up the right to future legal action.

Obtaining Compensation

Your settlement agreement will outline how much you’ll be paid and when. Your St. Louis Uber accident lawyer will help you arrange your payment and finances.

Call Our St Louis Uber Lawyers Today

Were you the victim of a car accident while taking an Uber? To find out who is liable and how to get compensated, contact a St. Louis Uber accident lawyer immediately for a consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions About Uber Accidents

After ensuring your safety and seeking medical attention, document the accident scene with photos and notes. Exchange contact information with all parties involved and report the accident to Uber via the app. You should also contact a local St. Louis car accident lawyer who has experienced Uber accidents to understand your rights.

Uber provides a $1 million liability policy that covers passengers from when a trip is accepted until its conclusion. However, the coverage depends on the driver’s status during the accident. A lawyer can help you navigate the complexities of filing an insurance claim.

While similar in many respects, Uber accidents involve the rideshare company’s insurance policies, which can make the claims process different. Determining liability can be more complex due to the multiple parties involved, including the Uber driver, the company, and any third-party drivers.

Liability in an Uber accident can be with the Uber driver, another driver, Uber itself, or a combination of parties. The specific circumstances of the accident will determine who is at fault.

In Missouri, the statute of limitations for filing a car accident claim is typically five years from the accident date. However, beginning the process as soon as possible is advisable to ensure all evidence is fresh and available.

It may be possible to sue Uber if it can be shown that the company’s actions or inactions contributed to the accident. Each case is unique, and an experienced lawyer can advise whether suing Uber is an appropriate course of action.

Compensation may include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. The amount will depend on the specifics of your case, including the severity of your injuries and the details of the accident.

A lawyer can help by navigating the complex insurance policies involved, investigating the accident, negotiating with insurance companies, and, if necessary, representing you in court to fight for fair compensation.

Call Our St Louis Uber Lawyers Today

Were you the victim of a car accident while taking an Uber? To find out who is liable and how to get compensated, contact a St. Louis Uber accident lawyer immediately for a consultation.