If you were injured in an Uber accident, you might be feeling scared and anxious about what to do next. While Uber accidents can be devastating, they’re happening more and more each year, so you’re certainly not alone.
An experienced Uber accident lawyer can help you navigate the complicated legal process and ensure that you have a high chance of receiving the compensation you need.
Uber accident lawyers can go over all the facts of your case to determine who can be held responsible and help you break down any damages you may have incurred as a result of the accident.
Whether you were a passenger, a driver, or a pedestrian involved in an Uber accident, it is important to understand your rights and how a lawyer can help. With a legal expert on your side, you can rest assured that your case is being handled professionally and efficiently.
So don’t hesitate to reach out to the CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm team today. We have a proven team of Uber accident attorneys who know how to use every federal, state, and local law (or regulation) to your advantage.
Your first consultation is always free and confidential, with no obligation to continue working together afterward. We can also provide you with representation on a contingency basis, so you won’t pay anything for our services unless we are able to obtain compensation for you.
What Is an Uber Accident Attorney?
An Uber accident attorney is a licensed legal professional who has experience in filing and litigating Uber accident claims. They work to protect the rights of people who are injured in accidents involving Uber vehicles or incur damages from crashes.
With their experience and professional knowledge, they can help you understand your legal rights, determine the extent of your damages, and negotiate with insurance companies for a fair settlement.
An ideal Uber accident lawyer has a few essential skills:
- They are knowledgeable about state laws and regulations related to Uber accidents.
- They have experience negotiating with insurance companies.
- They will have the resources at their disposal to fully investigate your claim and build a strong case on your behalf.
- They have a deep understanding of the complexities associated with Uber accident cases, so they can provide you with sound legal advice.
- Finally, they will be committed to protecting your interests and achieving justice for what you’ve endured.
With an experienced lawyer on your side, you can be sure that you’re getting the best possible representation for your claim, as well as peace of mind knowing that your rights are being upheld throughout the process.
Ali Awad, the CEO Lawyer, and his attorney team have built their reputation on helping clients like you. We provide comprehensive and compassionate legal representation.
Our past history of winning settlements and court awards for our injured clients speaks for itself. So reach out to speak with a lawyer who can help you navigate the system and avoid common mistakes that jeopardize your ability to secure full compensation.
When Should I Work With an Uber Accident Lawyer?
If you’ve been injured in an Uber accident, you may be wondering whether it’s worth it to pursue a case against the ride-sharing company. The reality is that going up against this company for the full extent of your damages can be a difficult, intimidating process.
While in many cases, they are willing to offer a meager settlement for some damages, in others, they may try to avoid liability for one reason or another.
While Uber and other rideshare companies have many tactics at their disposal to discourage accepting full liability, there are also plenty of legal guardrails at the state and federal levels that ensure you can secure any compensation you’re owed.
Some examples of different types of Uber accidents include:
- Vehicle collisions caused by a negligent Uber driver harming passengers or others on the road
- Injuries resulting from an improperly-maintained Uber vehicle
- Unsafe roadway conditions which lead to a driver or passenger being injured while in an Uber
- Assault or sexual assault experienced by a passenger while riding with an Uber driver.
If you’ve been involved in an accident, it’s important to bring your case to a licensed attorney.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Uber Accidents?
With the rise of ride-sharing apps, more and more accidents are being reported each year. Today, some of the most common causes of Uber accidents include:
- Driver negligence or carelessness
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Mechanical failure or improper maintenance of the vehicle
- Poor road conditions or inadequate signage
- Failure to obey traffic laws
- Unfamiliarity with roads, highways, and byways
- Unlicensed drivers or drivers with a history of dangerous behaviors/accidents
All in all, the most common factors that contribute to Uber accidents are reckless behavior from the driver and the failure to adhere to the rules of the road.
Drivers who text while driving, speed, tailgate other vehicles, ignore stop signs and red lights, driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or engage in any other dangerous actions are putting themselves and others at risk.
Motorists should always remember that safety must be their number one priority when behind the wheel. Failing to do so may lead to severe physical and financial consequences.
How Many Uber Accidents Happen Each Year?
In 2022, over 7.6 billion Uber trips were made across the globe. The company is careful to withhold information about exactly how many crashes and accidents occur each year, but with thousands of trips made every day, it’s inevitable that these accidents will occur.
From 2019 to 2020, the company was involved in 91 fatal accidents that resulted in 101 deaths in total. Fatal collisions occurred due to several factors, including drunk driving, speeding, and vulnerable road users.
In addition to other drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists were involved in several incidents, as well as scooter riders and third-party motorcyclists.
Additionally, another 2018 study conducted by the University of Chicago and Rice University found that Uber and Lyft were responsible for a 2 – 3% increase in traffic fatalities in the United States since 2011.
Meanwhile, another statistic that the company has had to begin reporting in recent years reveals that from 2017 to 2018, 5,981 assaults were reported. Fast forward to 2019 to 2020, and another 3,824 sexual assaults were reported during Uber rides.
Keep in mind that it’s just as important to file for damages when these kinds of assaults occur, and you can avail of help from a skilled Uber accident attorney to fight on your behalf in this kind of situation as well.
Who Can Be Held Liable in an Uber Accident?
When you have been injured in an Uber accident, you naturally want to know who can be held responsible for the damages you have suffered.
Beyond Uber itself, there are several other parties who may be held liable in an Uber accident case:
- The other driver involved in the crash
- The manufacturer of a defective auto part
- A municipality or local government responsible for a hazardous road or intersection
- The employer of a driver who was on the job at the time of the accident
The most important step an Uber accident lawyer will take is to conduct an in-depth investigation into the details of each party’s involvement in your accident.
Your attorney may review police reports, medical records, witness statements, and other evidence to determine liability and ensure that any settlement offers from those involved are fair.
With their assistance, you have a greater chance to successfully recover compensation for your losses.
What Damages May I Be Entitled to in an Uber Accident Case?
If you were involved in an Uber accident, you might be entitled to two sets of damages: economic and non-economic.
These are the damages that come with a direct financial cost associated. This could include lost wages, medical bills, property damage or replacement, as well as transportation costs or childcare, plus any other out-of-pocket costs incurred due to your injury.
These damages refer to intangible losses. Relevant parties may be able to secure compensation for issues tied to pain and suffering, emotional trauma, loss of consortium and any other consequential losses that cannot be tied to a specific dollar amount.
Additionally, keep in mind that the damages you are able to recover will likely depend on the type of insurance coverage an Uber driver has.
There are three different types offered: rideshare coverage, personal injury protection (PIP), and uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage (UM/UIM).
The driver’s insurance will depend on what stage (or ‘period’) they were in when the collision occurred.
As a result, if you were involved in an accident with an Uber driver who was actively transporting a passenger, you may be able to secure greater damages than if you were filing a claim against an Uber driver who was on their way to pick up a passenger.
What Coverage Does Uber Provide for Accidents and Injuries?
The type of coverage provided to the driver depends on the coverage they already have and their current status as a driver.
When logged into the app and waiting for a ride request, Uber supplements the driver’s existing policy to ensure they have at least the following available in coverage:
- $50,000 in bodily injury per person
- $100,000 in bodily injury per accident
- $25,000 in property damage per accident
When carrying a passenger or en route to pick one up, the company provides up to $1,000,000 in excess liability coverage. This coverage is only available when the driver is making a legitimate fare transaction, and other conditions may apply.
Uber is notorious for generously interpreting the policy fine print so as to avoid paying out coverage to the extent possible. Never assume you don’t have coverage available for your injuries.
Speak to an attorney who can help you protect your rights and fight back against tactics rideshare companies use to minimize their exposure to liability.
How Can an Uber Accident Attorney Help Me Determine What My Case is Worth?
If you’ve been injured in an Uber accident, the question of what your case is worth is sure to be front of mind. Knowing how much compensation you can expect to receive can help you determine how best to proceed with your claim.
Fortunately, an Uber accident lawyer can help you understand what your case may be worth and help you pursue the compensation that is justly owed to you. Here are some of the steps the CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm will take to assess how much your case is worth.
Their attorneys are well-versed in estimating the value of these claims and will assess your case from a legal perspective to estimate a fair amount for you (based on similar cases that have gone through the same legal proceedings).
Research Local Laws
The laws regarding compensation for accidents vary from state to state, so these experienced attorneys will know all the relevant laws that could impact your case’s value.
If more than one party is liable for your damages, or if any mitigating circumstances exist, your attorney will help you investigate these issues and make sure all involved parties are held responsible for their actions.
Negotiate With Insurance Companies
You should never try to negotiate directly with insurance companies; only an experienced attorney has the knowledge and skill required to navigate these negotiations on your behalf in order to secure the highest payout possible.
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Contact an Uber Accidents Attorney Today
Ali Awad and the CEO Lawyer team are dedicated to assisting you in your time of need. We help you understand the full extent of your legal rights and do everything we can to maximize your chances of successfully recovering the damages you have suffered.
Reach out to schedule your no-cost, risk-free case evaluation with an experienced Uber accident lawyer today when you use the contact form on our page. Alternatively, contact us at (833)254-2923.