What to Do If Your Uber Gets into an Accident?

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If you have gotten into an accident while you are a passenger in your Uber, you will want to talk to a lawyer about it right away. Uber drivers are hired by the company Uber to take passengers from Point A to Point B in their personal vehicles. You are a passenger in the Uber vehicle and can book or reserve the ride through your mobile phone and an app. Once you are picked up, you have paid for the ride already and are on your way to your destination.

No one goes into an Uber vehicle thinking that there will be an accident with that car. Most people can greet the driver, sit in the back seat and enjoy the ride. When you have a reckless driver in an Uber car, there is a high chance that there will be an accident. The Uber driver is responsible for driving the car, not the passenger. You would not be at fault for the Uber driver’s car crash unless you interfered in some way with the driving of that vehicle – which is unlikely.

“Am I Able to Sue Uber, If My Uber Driver Has a Crash?”

Yes, you can sue if your Uber crashes into another car. First, you need to know that Uber does have insurance coverage for the driver. This insurance will apply first to the passenger injuries if the driver has a rider stating the insurance covers them as a rideshare driver. If you have serious injuries due to the loss, you’ll have to go against the Uber third-party insurance coverage. This coverage for the Uber driver to cover accidents is set to pay a maximum of $1 million for personal injuries sustained during an Uber driver accident. Your settlement package will be based on your total injuries and what you will need in the future based on the diagnosis related to your injuries.

How Much Money Will I Get in a Settlement for an Uber Car Accident?

 If you are in an Uber car and the driver gets into a car accident, you will follow some steps to get reimbursed for any personal injuries that you sustain.

After the Uber accident, you should go to a hospital or get checked by the EMTs at the scene if they respond. You will need to determine the extent of your injuries from a qualified healthcare professional and determine how to treat your injuries for a full recovery from the accident.

  • Make a claim to your insurance company, especially if you live in an at-fault state. You will want to tell them of your losses, damages, and personal injuries.
  • You will want to talk to a lawyer to discuss your claim and options for reimbursement.
  • You should focus on the process of healing from your personal injuries. You will need to follow up with your lawyer to get your claims settled and bills from medical treatment paid.

 In a State Like Georgia, At-Fault Rules Will Determine Who May Pay for the Loss

Georgia is an at-fault state, and in most cases, you will be paying for your losses when you are in an accident with an Uber vehicle. But if you are riding in an Uber vehicle that has an accident with you as a passenger, you can make a claim with the Uber company. The company will review whether the driver was on the clock and the fault for the accident. This is why it is important for a police report to be made at the scene of an accident to get the information to the insurance company to investigate the loss.

Also, in Georgia, the laws will review a modified comparative negligence rule. In this case, if you want to know who will pay for an accident that you have with another vehicle, the fault for the accident must first be determined before anyone can recover money for the loss. The determination will come from the police report. If the police did not respond to the scene, then the Uber insurance company will want to investigate the accident on their side.

There is always a determination of fault for the parties over an accident. The at-fault party for the car crash can recover damages from other drivers involved in the crash. But this will happen only if the at-fault party is more at fault for the accident. This may be a difficult concept for most people to understand, but it is how the law works when there has been a car accident.

In an at-fault state, when you are involved in a car accident, it will be an uphill battle if you want to recover damages from the other party. You need to be determined as less than 50% responsible for the accident for this to happen. If you are 49% at fault, you can recover damages from the other driver involved in the crash. If you are determined to be 50% or more at fault in the accident, you can only recover damages from your own insurance company. In that situation, you will not be in a position to sue anyone for the accident.

Many People Have Soft Tissue Injuries as the Result of an Uber Car Accident

 If you have been in a car accident with an Uber or were a passenger with an Uber vehicle, you may have had soft tissue injuries resulting from the crash. These soft tissue injuries might include:

  • Stiffness
  • Tear of muscle or ligaments
  • Cervical spine injury
  • Facial bruises
  • Back pain
  • Back spasms
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Contusions
  • Bruises
  • Concussions
  • Internal injuries

It is the case that soft tissue injuries can take a long time to heal. You may have to endure current or future surgeries, physical therapy, special therapies, take medication, or have other medical interventions related to your loss and accident. These therapies will come at a price, and the bills related to your injury will start to add up. This is why you need help now to get the money you deserve, in this case, to pay for your medical bills as you heal.

When Your Injuries Take a Long Time to Heal, It Is Hard to Understand the Healing Process

Sometimes, personal injuries can take a long time to heal. They may take time, and you can heal and even suffer setbacks in some instances. That is the phrase “one step forward, and two steps back.” For example, if you suffered a bad back injury in a car with an Uber driver who had an accident, you may start to heal, and then your back injury may flare up again without warning. Those flareups to your back may keep you from being able to start back to work after the accident.

This is why you want to have a sympathetic lawyer on your side. The healing process will take a while to complete, weeks, months, or even years. You need to focus on the healing aspect of your loss and getting your life back to normal. You can leave the heavy lifting of dealing with the insurance companies for your loss to us. When you call our law office, we will talk to you about your loss and personal injury and tell you the next steps to getting the money you deserve in this case.

We will discuss this case with you, determine the exact nature of the Uber car accident claim, and help you when you need to recover compensation for your losses. Just give us a call at CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm right now. Our injury and accident attorneys are here for you every step of the way. Call us at (833) 254-2923 today to discuss your legal issues with an expert attorney on our team.

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Help Negotiating with Insurance Carriers

To quickly resolve matters following an accident, insurance companies will offer you less than you deserve in compensation for your injuries. Many victims feel pressured to accept these offers as the bills begin to pile up, but that is rarely a good idea. The insurance company is looking to protect its bottom line; and will offer injured victims less than they deserve. An experienced personal injury attorney understands how to negotiate with the insurance company and can look out for your best interests by getting you the compensation you deserve after an injury. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, it is important to avoid negotiating or providing recorded statements to the insurance company without first seeking help from a qualified personal injury attorney.

Do You Have a Personal Injury Case?

The best way to determine if you have a personal injury case is to speak with a knowledgeable attorney. Our legal professionals have the expertise to evaluate your case and determine a strong legal strategy so that you can obtain the greatest amount of compensation possible under the law. We will enlist investigators, assistants, and other specialists to collect accident reports, speak with witnesses to your accident, and put together a plan. While you focus on your physical recovery, we will remain committed to fighting for the compensation that you deserve.

Georgia's Personal Injury & Accident Firm

Accident victims have a limited time to file a personal injury lawsuit. This time period is referred to as the statute of limitations, and in Atlanta, it lasts only two years. This means that if you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, you have only two years to pursue a personal injury suit. If you wait too long to reach out to an experienced attorney, you might be forever barred from seeking the compensation you deserve.

What to Expect From Your Initial Consultation With a Personal Injury Attorney?

During your initial consultation with CEO Lawyer team, we will go over the important details of your personal injury accident, which include the nature and extent of your injuries, how your injuries have impacted your ability to earn a paycheck, the cost of your medical treatment, and whether further medical treatment will be required. We will answer any questions you might have, as well, in regards to our experience, our track record of success, and what to expect from the legal process. Many personal injury victims wonder if they will be able to afford the legal fees required to pursue a lawsuit. CEO Lawyer injury and accident attorneys will not ask for any type of upfront fee unless we are successful in obtaining compensation for you. That means that if you have been harmed in a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall accident, defective product accident, or any other type of personal injury accident, you can absolutely afford to contact our law office today for assistance. In fact, you cannot afford to wait. Reach out today. We understand that some accident victims might have already obtained the assistance of an attorney but may be dissatisfied with the services provided. We are standing by and prepared to help you change legal representation, regardless of where you are in the process.

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