Were you involved in an Uber accident? If your Uber accident led to injuries, property damage, and other losses, you might have decided to pursue an Uber accident claim. If so, you might have many questions about your claim, including questions about the type and amount of compensation that you could be eligible to receive for the harm that you suffered. If you are interested in speaking to the Uber accident attorneys at our firm to learn more about your right to sue and receive monetary compensation, do not hesitate to contact us as soon as possible.
At Downtown L.A. Law Group, our lawyers are ready to evaluate your claim at provide you with the guidance that you need to reach a successful outcome. Our Uber accident attorneys have successfully helped countless victims of Uber accidents recover the compensation that they are owed. If you would like to discuss your claim with the experts at our firm, do not hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience.
About Uber and Auto Accidents
On average, there are approximately six million car accidents in the U.S. every year, leading to approximately three million injuries. An estimated two million drivers suffer permanent injuries during car accidents. Although only a small percent of car accidents results in fatal injuries, death is always a possibility. What about Uber accidents? Uber and other rideshare accidents have significantly increased over the years – but this is simply due to the fact that the number of rideshare drivers on the road has increased.
Whenever you enter a vehicle, whether you are a driver or a passenger, you are at risk of being in a car accident. You can try to be safe while on the road, but the negligence of others on the road (and a number of other factors) could still lead to accidents. Car accidents can lead to head injuries, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, neck injuries, back injuries, and many other injuries. As mentioned above, these injuries could be fatal. In many cases, these injuries could lead to permanent damage. In addition to the physical harm that victims could suffer, property damage – which could be extensive – is also likely.
Uber’s Insurance Coverage
It is well-known that Uber offers extensive insurance coverage for drivers as well as for passengers in case of auto accidents. When an Uber driver is logged in, available, and/or waiting for a ride request, Uber’s insurance coverage can apply in case of an accident; this coverage includes up to $50,000 in bodily injury per person, up to $100,000 in bodily injury per accident, and up to $25,000 in property damage. But what if the Uber driver is already on an active ride? If the driver is on his or her way to pick up a rider or has already picked up a rider, full coverage applies; this includes up to $1,000,000 in third-party liability, uninsured and underinsured motorist bodily injury, and contingent comprehensive and collision coverage (up to the vehicle’s cash value with a $1,000 deductible).
Although Uber offers this insurance coverage, there is no guarantee that you will be awarded the amounts mentioned above. This is because the value of your claim is strictly based on the details surrounding the incident and the resulting damages.
How Much is My Claim Worth?
The value of your claim is based on the details surrounding your claim. Consider some of the questions listed below to understand how the value of your claim is determined:
- What injuries did you suffer?
- What were the costs associated with your medical care?
- Will you need additional medical care in the future?
- Did your injuries result in lost income?
- Will you be able to return to work?
- Did the incident lead to property damage?
- What was the value associated with the property damage caused by the incident?
To ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the potential value of your Uber accident claim, do not hestiate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm as soon as possible. Our lawyers will evaluate your claim and help you understand the value of your claim.
Why Isn’t My Uber Attorney Suing for More Money?
If your attorney is experienced in Uber accidents, he or she will sue for what your claim is worth – based on the details surrounding your claim. However, you might think that the amount that your attorney is suing for is too low. Without a doubt, an incompetent attorney could fail to value your claim appropriately and could, ultimately, sue for an amount way lower than what the claim is actually worth. If you suspect that this is the case, you should consider getting a second opinion from another Uber accident attorney.
Although it is normal to think that you could get more money from your claim, you must acknowledge that your attorney cannot sue for an unreasonable amount that cannot be backed up by the details of your claim. Consider the following hypothetical scenarios:
- You suffer an accident resulting in a simple broken leg. You will need to wear a cast and stay off your feet for a few weeks. This means that you will be unable to work during this time. However, you make a full recovery and are able to return to work.
- You suffer an accident resulting in a complex broken leg. You must undergo surgery to address the complex fracture. After your surgery, you must avoid putting weight on your leg for at least three months (and up to six months). After surgery, you will need to undergo many months of physical therapy to help you regain the strength, movement, and flexibility in your leg. During this time, you are unable to work. Even after your recovery, you cannot work in the field in which you were working before.
As you can see, although the hypothetical injuries mentioned above are similar; they have significantly different outcomes. When comparing the two scenarios, a claim filed for the second scenario would be worth significantly more than the first scenario.
If you believe that your claim is worth more than what your attorney is claiming, you can always seek the expert opinion of another attorney. Do not be afraid to get multiple opinions surrounding your specific situation.
Contact Downtown L.A. Law Group Today
Did you suffer an Uber accident? If so, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group as soon as possible. At our firm, our Uber accident attorneys are ready to evaluate your claim and provide you with the guidance that you need to reach a successful claim outcome. If you are interested in learning more about the potential value of your Uber accident claim – including the maximum compensation that you could recover – do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm as soon as possible.
At our firm, we offer free legal services – our free legal services allow all parties interested in pursuing a claim to have access to our experts. Our firm specifically offers free consultations and free second opinions. During our free consultations and free second opinions, our lawyers will be available to answer all your questions and address all your concerns. Our Uber accident lawyers will be available to provide you with the guidance that you need to reach a successful claim outcome and recover the highest amount of compensation available for your claim. Are you ready to benefit from our free legal services? If so, do not hesitate to contact our firm today.
At Downtown L.A. Law Group, we offer a Zero-Fee guarantee; therefore, our clients will never have to worry about upfront legal fees for any of our legal services. In addition, we offer a contingency structure, meaning that our clients will not win until after reaching a positive claim outcome. If you do not win, you will simply not be required to pay anything.
Contact us today to speak with the Uber accident lawyers at our firm.