Your Compensation Following an Uber Accident: Navigating the Compensation Landscape in Alabama

If you've experienced a traumatic accident involving an Uber vehicle in Alabama, you may be overwhelmed with questions about your rights and the potential compensation you might claim. Determining how much compensation you may receive as a result of injuries from an Uber accident in Alabama can be complex due to continuously evolving regulations. As the personal injury team led by Attorney Stephen Thompson, we are dedicated to guiding you through this process while aggressively fighting for the maximum compensation for your damages.

Firstly, it's imperative to understand that your compensation after an Uber accident will depend on many factors, such as the severity of your injuries, your potential loss of earning capability, and the impact on your quality of life. Plus, the question of insurance coverage bears significant importance in determining your compensation. That is, whether you were the Uber passenger, the driver, or an uninvolved party. 

Insurance Coverage in an Uber Accident

Uber vehicles are required to maintain an insurance policy that provides coverage whenever the Uber app is turned on. These can range from a low level of coverage when the driver is available and waiting for a ride request, a higher level of coverage when they've accepted a passenger request and are on the way, and then rise to the highest coverage limit once the passenger is in the vehicle.

The highest level of Uber’s insurance coverage is $1 million, providing comprehensive or collision coverage if the driver has such insurance on their personal policy. If you were a passenger, motorist, or pedestrian involved in an accident with an Uber, it's worthwhile to claim compensation under this insurance policy.

However, the intricacies of insurance laws and the actual coverage you can obtain can be complex. This is where an expert Alabama Uber accident attorney like Stephen Thompson comes in. Our team understands these nuances and can fight for you to receive the full compensation you are legally entitled to.

Determining the Compensation

The compensation you may be entitled to is contingent on several factors, including the nature and extent of your injuries, the impact on your earning ability, your pain and suffering, and any long-term disability or disfigurement.

Understanding these compensatory damages, there are two fundamental categories: economic and non-economic damages. 

Economic damages cover quantifiable financial losses like medical expenses (past, present, and future), lost wages, diminished earning capacity, and rehabilitation costs. 

Non-economic damages, on the other hand, refer to subjective, non-monetary losses such as pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, mental anguish, and emotional distress.

In exceptional cases, punitive damages may be awarded in Alabama. Such damages aren’t meant to compensate the victim but to punish the party at fault and deter others from similar conduct.

Where experienced attorneys like Stephen Thompson and his team become invaluable is ensuring that you receive an accurate and fair valuation of your claim, which includes both economic and non-economic damages.

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Alabama: A Contributory Negligence State

Another important aspect to note if you are seeking compensation for an Uber accident in Alabama is its status as a "contributory negligence" state. In Alabama, if a plaintiff is found to be even slightly (1%) responsible for the accident, they are barred from recovering damages. This makes it critical to hire an experienced personal injury attorney who can ensure that this law does not unfairly affect your ability to get the compensation you deserve.


In conclusion, figuring out the amount of compensation after an Uber accident can be a complex maze to walk. However, with an experienced Alabama personal injury lawyer like Stephen Thompson on your side, you can put your mind at rest. These professionals are adept at navigating the legal landscape and are committed to ensuring that you are compensated for your injuries appropriately and adequately. 

Nothing is more important to us than our clients’ recovery and justice. If you or your loved ones have been involved in an Uber accident in Alabama, contact us today and let's discuss the best path to your potential compensation.


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During your Initial Strategy Session, I will asist you in creating a strategy on how to best pursue your claim, whether it be the result of a Car Accident Claim, 18 Wheeler Injury, or, Alabama Workers' Compensation Claim. At your Initial Strategy Session, you will receive the following:

  • First - I will listen to your story. You will have a chance to tell everything to someone who wants to hear what happened to you.
  • Based on the information that you provide, I will give you my best advice on both what claims you have, and the next steps you should consider to proceed with your claim(s).
  • If your claim is something that I think I can help you with, I will explain the services that I can provide for you, and what the next steps are that we should take. We will start working immediately.
  • If your matter is something that I do not think I can help you with, then I will attempt to put you in contact with another lawyer that might be able to help you.
  • Either way, what should happen is we will put to rest some of the unkowns that you may be experiencing. We will start to shed some light on what you can expect, and how to best pursue the benefits you deserve.

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