The James River Insurance company filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging that a series of Uber hit-and-run accidents never happened or were deliberately caused as part of an insurance scam. The lawsuit was filed in August 2019 and is now receiving national attention.
According to the lawsuit outlined in The State, several defendants hailed Uber vehicles that were rear-ended by other cars. The passengers would then seek medical treatment at local hospitals and file claims with James River Insurance. Currently, the claims total more than $75,000.