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Lawyer to Increase My Uber Accident Settlement Value

Uber has earned plenty of popularity in recent years for its ease and accessibility. While Uber has become something of a widespread phenomenon, accidents can happen, and when they do, it is often, difficult to determine who is directly liable for the damages. Many who experience Uber accidents are often left in need of an increased settlement value to cover for damages like medical expenses, a loss of wages, and a potential loss of future wages. These accidents often leave victims with damages that surpass the amount that typical insurance claims can payout. Fortunately, with the help of a skilled Uber accident attorney, you can negotiate an injury settlement and potentially increase the Uber accident compensation. At Normandie Law Firm our well versed Uber accident attorneys can guide you through the process of filing a lawsuit and can help you raise your potential Uber accident settlement. If you have any questions after reading this, please contact our law office for free legal consultation. Our attorneys will answer any questions you have regarding your accident.

Uber Car Accident
Uber is an app-based rideshare company which operates out of San Francisco, California. The company began in 2009 and had surged in popularity for their ease and accessibility. Through Uber, riders can hail a ride using the company’s simple and easy to use the phone app. Uber operates in 663 cities across the world and operates as a food delivery service as well. Drivers hired by Uber can use their cars, or they can rent a car through Uber to drive with. While Uber may appear like a safe alternative to typical taxi services, accidents happen, and when they do the damages can be just as severe as they can be from other car accidents. When filing a lawsuit for an Uber accident, it is highly recommended that you can identify the injuries that you endured. Some of the common injuries suffered from Uber car accidents are bulleted below for your reference:

  • Back and Neck Injuries: Back and neck injuries vary in intensity. They from minor neck pain to severe damage such as dislocated spinal discs. In the most severe instances, back and neck injuries can prevent victims from returning to work and performing daily activities.
  • Broken Bones: The force behind a collision with another automobile or object on the road can be devastating because of the forces involved. The crash can be so severe that it can break bones on impact, like femurs, hips, arms, craniums, and spines. They and can prevent a victim from returning to work and their previous state of life immediately.
  • Head Injuries: Even if you hit an airbag, the force with which your brain will hit the inside of our skull can damage it. The force from a car accident can cause severe head injuries that can result in prolonged seizures, and other life-threatening Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs). In the most gruesome of cases, victims never fully recover from their head injuries. It is crucial you get the medical treatment you need as quickly as possible.
  • Internal Injuries: Internal bleeding is incredibly dangerous. Car crashes can affect the organs like the bladder, liver, kidneys, pancreas, and spleen. If they are not treated immediately, the injuries can lead to severe consequences.
  • Lacerations: Broken glass and sharp metal can cut various parts of your body. They can leave painful and nasty scars that never heal entirely.
  • Rib and Torso Injuries: The rib cage protects your lungs, heart, and a multitude of other internal organs. When it breaks, it exposes those organs and it can cause real damage to those vital parts of your body.
  • Seat Belt Injuries: While seatbelts save lives every single day, they are not perfect. When seatbelts restrain your movement, the sudden stop can cause whiplash, and even fracture collar bones.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries and Paralysis: The spinal cord is an incredibly sensitive part of the body and when damaged can lead to devastating nerve damage, and may result in paralysis.

Often when clients with Uber accident cases come into our law firm, they are often curious as to how to increase Uber accident injury settlement. While there are a lot of different factors that come into play with increasing the value of an Uber accident case, being able to identify the cause can make all the difference in the value of the settlement. Listed below are some common causes of Uber accidents:

  • Going over the speed limit
  • Driving while under the influence of alcohol or other substances
  • Distracted while behind the wheel of a motor vehicle
  • Driving recklessly on the road
  • Rain and other weather conditions
  • Ignoring and running red lights
  • Ignoring and running stop signs
  • Inexperienced or young drivers
  • Driving after dark which can hinder driving ability
  • A defect in the design of the car
  • Poor or dangerous lane changing
  • Driving on the wrong side of the road
  • Making an improper turn
  • Following another car too closely (tailgating)
  • Ice on the road
  • Snow on the road
  • Potholes or other defects in the road
  • Driving while drowsy
  • Having a tire blowout
  • Animals on the road, or crossing the road.

If an Uber accident is caused by the negligence or misconduct of another driver on the road, or the accident is caused by the negligence of the Uber driver, the negligent party can be found full responsibility for the damages. However, this clear-cut form of negligence does not always occur in Uber accidents. Often there is a shared negligence between all of the drivers involved, and as a result, the insurance companies of the drivers involved would pay for the damages. However, with the help of a skilled attorney, you can negotiate with an insurance claims adjuster and increase the settlement amount for your Uber accident.

How to Increase the Amount of Recovery from an Uber Accident
After an Uber accident, it can often be difficult to determine who is directly liable for the damages. In some cases, Uber will provide insurance coverage for their drivers, and their passengers depending on the situation. However, this compensation payout is often limited. Many clients who are trying to increase the compensation amount of their Uber accident settlement, often ask whether or not they can sue Uber directly for the damages. Unfortunately, unless Uber is somehow directly caused the accident, the Uber driver and the other drivers involved are the only parties you can seek compensation from.  If you or a loved one have been refused adequate compensation by an insurance provider, it may be in your best interest to seek legal guidance from an attorney to help negotiate for a higher claim or sue the insurance company for compensation. Regardless of your situation, it is crucial that you collect as much evidence as possible to support your claims. This evidence can include the following:

  • Photographs that detail the damages in the accident
  • A photograph or photocopy of the other driver’s information
  • A photograph of the driver’s license plate
  • Video footage from a nearby security cam that details the accident
  • Eyewitness testimonies from others at the scene
  • Police or emergency services reports

When trying to increase the settlement value of an Uber accident, there are some factors at play that affects this eventual compensation payout. Our attorneys will often recommend the following to the Uber accident victims that come searching for a higher settlement amount:

  • Take action as soon as possible: If you are involved in an Uber accident, you should collect as much evidence as you can as soon as you can. This evidence can take the form of photographs of the Uber driver’s information, eyewitness accounts, or video footage showing the damages in full detail.
  • Report the accident as soon as possible: After an accident, you should always contact a police officer and file a report with them. If you hesitate to report the accident, it can be more difficult to receive full compensation for your damages.
  • Receive a full medical evaluation: After an accident, it is crucial that you reach out to your primary care physician and receive a full medical evaluation. In many cases, the physical injuries of Uber accidents aren’t apparent right away. Fortunately, a medical professional should be able to diagnose any injuries endured as a result of the accident.
  • Immediately reach out to a legal expert: With the help of a skilled attorney, you can better ensure that you are following all the appropriate steps in ensuring you receive compensation for your damages. Later down the line, this attorney can help you negotiate your claim or fight for your case in court.
  • Don’t take money from the other driver: In some cases, a driver may offer to pay for the damages under the table. There is no guarantee that the money being offered will adequately cover all of the damages that you endured, and doing so could directly damage your chances of receiving adequate compensation.
  • Take full record of all medical treatment: If your accident resulted in injuries that require regular doctor visits, it is critical that you keep track of all of the medical expenses you paid to receive said treatment. In most cases, the cost of medical treatment will play a crucial role in your eventual settlement.
  • Keep track of a loss of wages: In some instances, victims of Uber accidents may need to take time off of work to reach a full recovery. When this is the case, these victims lose wages as a result. A loss of wages can also play a crucial role in the eventual settlement of your case.

While all of these factors can drastically affect how much you receive for your Uber accident settlement, nothing can affect your settlement amount more than receiving legal guidance from a skilled attorney. With the assistance of an attorney experienced in negotiating for higher settlement amounts after Uber accidents, you can receive compensation suitable for covering all of the damages that you suffered.

How Normandie Law Firm Can Help
Receiving adequate compensation for your damages after an Uber accident is incredibly important if you wish to reach a full recovery. If you or a loved one were involved in an Uber accident and wished to increase your potential settlement amount, it may be in your best interest to seek assistance from a lawyer experienced at fighting for the rights of Uber accident victims. At Normandie Law Firm our well-versed Uber accident lawyers are committed to ensuring all of our clients receive all the resources they require to earn the compensation they deserve for their damages. If you file a claim with our Los Angeles law firm, you may find some if not all of the following damages compensable to you:

  • All of your medical treatment and hospitalization bills — including any future treatment or operations you may need as a result of your injuries.
  • The lost wages you were not able to earn due to your short- or long-term recovery, including permenent disability (at your regular rate of pay, excluding overtime).
  • Compensable economic damages include loss of property or damaged property.
  • Compensable non-economic damages include psychological traumas that resulted from your accident. Mental illnesses including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and more.

Victims of Uber accidents or other rideshare accidents can contact our law offices to learn how to earn compensation for their damages. While our law firm is based in Los Angeles, our attorneys also practice in Oakland, San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento, Orange County, Riverside, Fresno, and throughout the state of California.

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