Can I Sue an Uber Driver for an Injury in Washington D.C.?

Here in Washington D.C., Uber and Lyft services can be found virtually everywhere you look. For many, Uber is a great way to get around, as it’s more affordable than a taxi service. However, Uber drivers are only people, and they are not immune to crashing. Unfortunately, in some cases, Uber accidents lead to very serious injuries that can impact victims for years down the road. If you sustained an injury at the hands of a negligent Uber driver, read on and reach out to an experienced Washington D.C. Uber/Lyft accident lawyer from Trombly & Singer, PLLC. Here are some of the questions you may have:

Can I sue an Uber driver for an injury in Washington D.C.?

If you were hurt in an auto accident due to the negligence of another under any circumstances, you should be eligible for compensation. However, when it comes to Uber or Lyft accidents, the circumstances of your accident will drastically impact the amount of compensation you may qualify for. For example, if you were hurt by an Uber driver when he or she wasn’t yet logged into the rideshare app, Uber likely won’t provide any liability coverage for the damages you’ve sustained. In this case, you and your attorney will have to sue the driver’s personal insurance company for compensation. That said, if the Uber or Lyft driver injured you while on the way to pick up a passenger, or you were injured as a passenger in an Uber vehicle because of the Uber driver’s negligence, Uber should provide a considerable level of liability coverage. That said, regardless of when you were injured, you should make it a point to hire competent legal representation who can help you fight for the maximum compensation to which you are entitled.

How long will I have to sue an Uber or Lyft driver for an injury in Washington D.C.?

If you were injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, you should bear in mind that Washington D.C. has a statute of limitations in place when it comes to personal injury claims. Since the statute of limitations for these claims is, typically, three years, you will have three years from the date you were injured to file your personal injury claim. However, that’s not to say that you should wait that long. In fact, the sooner you bring your claim to our Washington D.C. auto accident lawyers‘ attention, the better off you’ll be. Give us a call today to schedule your free case evaluation with our dedicated legal team.


Contact the experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC for help with your injury claim.