North Dakota Uber Accident Attorneys

Ever since Uber arrived on the scene in 2009, millions of individuals across the country have taken advantage of the ridesharing company’s convenient services. However, as their business has grown, so has the likelihood of being involved in an accident with one of the vehicles in their fleet. Uber accidents can cause injuries that leave victims in excruciating pain and crushing medical debt. Furthermore, the emotional consequences of the accident, such as PTSD, depression, and anxiety, can be debilitating. 

If you have suffered injuries in an Uber accident in North Dakota, the experienced rideshare accident attorneys at Pringle & Herigstad, P.C. can help you recover compensation for these and other losses. Our law firm has stood up for the rights of injured individuals across the state for over a century. With us on your side, you can hold the at-fault party accountable and move forward with dignity. Contact us today for a free consultation to learn more about how we can assist you.

Common Causes of Uber Accidents in North Dakota

​​Uber accidents can occur for various reasons, many similar to those that cause other types of motor vehicle collisions. Some common causes of Uber accidents in North Dakota include:

Regardless of the cause of your Uber accident, the experienced attorneys at Pringle & Herigstad can investigate your case and help you hold the at-fault party accountable.

Uber Insurance Coverage

Uber provides insurance coverage for its drivers and passengers, but the coverage available depends on the driver’s status at the time of the accident. When an Uber driver is not logged into the app, their personal insurance policy applies. When they are logged in and waiting for a ride request, Uber provides liability coverage of $50,000 per person, $100,000 per accident, and $25,000 for property damage.

From the time a driver accepts a ride request until the trip concludes, Uber provides $1 million in third-party liability coverage, uninsured/underinsured motorist bodily injury coverage, and comprehensive collision coverage. This coverage can help pay for your medical expenses, lost income, and other losses after an Uber accident.

Steps to Take After an Uber Accident

If you are involved in an Uber accident in North Dakota, there are several steps you should take to protect your health and legal rights:

  • Call 911 to report the accident and request emergency medical assistance if needed.
  • Take photos of the accident scene, vehicle damage, and your injuries, if possible.
  • Get the names and contact information of any witnesses to the collision.
  • Exchange insurance and contact information with the Uber driver and any other drivers involved.
  • Seek medical attention immediately, even if you don’t think you were seriously injured.
  • Report the accident to Uber through the app or website.
  • Contact an experienced Uber accident attorney to discuss your legal options.

Following these steps can protect your health and improve your chances of receiving the financial compensation you need to move forward after an Uber accident.

Compensation Available in North Dakota Uber Accident Claims

At Pringle & Herigstad, our lawyers understand that one of the most pressing questions injured individuals have after suffering injuries in an accident is how much their case might be worth. The value of your claim will depend on several factors, such as the extent and nature of your injuries and their effect on your personal and professional life. You may be entitled to several forms of compensation, including losses such as:

  • Medical expenses, such as ambulance rides, emergency room treatment, doctor’s appointments, diagnostic scans and tests, surgeries, assistive devices, medications, and physical therapy
  • Lost income due to missed time at work while you recover or attend injury-related medical appointments
  • Reduced earning capacity if your injuries force you to permanently take a lower-paying position
  • Physical and psychological pain and suffering 
  • Loss of enjoyment of life 

Deliberate, intentional, or grossly negligent behavior on the part of the at-fault party can also prompt courts to award exemplary damages (also known as punitive damages) to serve as an example to others and punish the defendant for their wrongdoing. 

Speak to an experienced and knowledgeable North Dakota Uber accident attorney for an informed estimate of your case’s worth.

Deadline for Uber Accident Lawsuits in North Dakota

North Dakota law requires traffic accident victims to file a lawsuit within six years of the collision. While this might seem like a long time, seeking legal assistance as soon as possible after an Uber crash is essential. The more time passes, the more likely it will become that evidence will disappear, and eyewitness memories will fade. Speak with a skilled attorney as soon as possible to protect your claim.

Contact Our Uber Accident Attorneys in North Dakota for a FREE Consultation

Suffering injuries in an Uber accident can turn your life upside-down in an instant. It can be challenging to know what you can do to rebuild your life after such a traumatic event. However, the experienced attorneys at Pringle & Herigstad want you to know you are not alone. With our team of skilled attorneys on your side, you will have the support and advocacy you need at this challenging time. Let us fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation to learn more about how we can help you.

Pringle & Herigstad, P.C. is committed to supporting individuals in North Dakota, including Grand Forks and Minot, as well as the surrounding areas. Our dedicated team is here to provide legal assistance and guidance to those facing the complex challenges that arise from these incidents.