Uber Accident Attorney – Rideshare Injury Lawsuit Information

Uber is the largest and fastest growing rideshare mobile application service in the country. Every year thousands of individuals suffer harm due to accidents involving vehicles driven under the rideshare program. Customers who have suffered severe injuries are entitled to compensation for all losses. Drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists who have been struck by such vehicles are able to receive compensation from not only the driver of the vehicles but the rideshare companies they associate with. These companies, which include Sidecar, Lyft, and UberX carry with them commercial policies up to and in some instances exceeding $1,000,000.

If you have been injured in an Uber accident, call one of our experienced lawyers today.

What if I was a Passenger in an Uber Vehicle that Was Struck by Another Car on the Road?

Uber_Accident_LawsuitUnder common carrier laws individuals and entities designated as such owe their passengers the highest duty of care in-order significantly reduce incidences of harm. Under this premise, such entities must provide for adequate insurance policies including uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage.

Uninsured Motorists Coverage: In most jurisdictions in the United States, ridesharing companies must carry a $1,000,000 Uninsured Motorist Coverage. Such coverage will apply when the at-fault driver (i.e. the driver of the vehicle which struck the Uber vehicle the passenger was in) does not have insurance at the time of the accident.

Underinsured Motorist Coverage: Same as uninsured motorist coverage, most jurisdictions compel common carriers to carry $1,000,000 coverage. Underinsured coverage will kick in when the party that struck the common carrier has insurance but the insurance is insufficient to provide for full and final compensation for the losses incurred by the passenger.

For more information on Passenger rights, see here, or reach out to an experienced attorney today.  

Common Injuries Associated With Auto Accidents

Our law firm has represented hundreds of individuals who have been involved in motor vehicle accidents. Some of the most common injuries our clients have dealt with include the following:

– Back injuries – including spinal cord damages, disc herniation, and lower lumbar pain.

– Upper cervical injuries – including whiplash and misalignment of the spinal column.

– Broken bones, including facial bone fractures, cracked ribs, and broken legs.

– Ligament injuries to the shoulder and knees.

– Lacerations – including facial cuts, which often require cosmetic surgery procedures.

Compensation Available for Victims of Personal Injury

Victims of personal injury are entitled to compensation for all damages they have incurred. The value of an injury case is dependent on several significant factors, such asa extent of the injury and the impact it has on your quality of life. A qualified lawyer experienced in Uber accident cases can help give you an estimate of what your case is worth, as well as explain what you stand to gain by filing a lawsuit. Some of the forms of compensation include the following:

– Your medical and health-related costs – including hospital bills, doctor’s bills, and rehabilitation expenses.

– The extent of economic damages sustained – this includes property damage to your vehicle, lost wages, loss of income, and loss of future earning capacity due to long term or permanent injuries sustained.

– The extent of non-economic damages – including pain and suffering, and emotional distress.

– Availability of punitive damages – punitive damages can be can be awarded when the at-fault party acted with either the intent to cause harm or acted in reckless disregard for the life and health of others. These damages are very difficult to win, as many courts see them as excessive; thus, only an accomplished attorney with expertise in Uber accident injury lawsuits will be able to secure them for you.

– Existence of insurance coverage and or assets on the part of the defendant.

Attorney Consultation Available: Feel free to contact one of our top attorneys with experience in Uber accident cases at the top-rated Normandie Law Firm if you have any further legal questions regarding the filing of a lawsuit for your injuries. All legal consultations are provided free of charge by our skilled attorneys who have experience handling Uber accident claims.

We offer a zero fee guarantee for all clients who hire us for legal services. You pay no out of pocket expenses for our legal representation; all of our fees are paid only if we win your case, and the sum is taken from the settlement we earn for you, not from your savings. If we lose, you do not owe us anything at all.

Contact Normandie Law Firm today to speak with an expert attorney who has experience in Uber accident claims.

Further Information:

Steps to take following an accident with ride-sharing vehicles

Top 10 Causes of Lyft and Uber Accidents

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