Ride-sharing services, such as Uber and Lyft, are conveniently and easy to use. Some have even pointed to their increased use as part of the reason that drunk driving accidents are on the decline. That said, you are not 100% safe in an Uber just like you are not 100% safe in any vehicle. If you are injured in an Uber accident, do you know what to do?
Start by reading on to find out what to do if Uber’s insurance doesn’t offer you a settlement or if the settlement is not adequate for your injuries. They may tell you that there are no other options but you can trust The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker when we tell you that there are almost always more options.
First things first
If you have suffered from a serious injury as a passenger in an Uber then the first thing we will do is ensure that you are seeing a doctor who is caring, compassionate, and highly experienced in your particular type of injury. If necessary, we will work with you to find solutions for handling your medical bills and covering expenses while you are unable to work due to your accident.
We can help you maximize your compensation
Any victim of an Uber passenger accident is covered by Uber’s $1 million insurance policy. This is true whether the accident was the fault of the Uber driver or someone else. That’s the good news – we do not need to establish fault in order to maximize your compensation. However, we do need to establish the natural and seriousness of your injuries, along with other damages.
We will work to ensure all your applicable damages are covered. This could include past and future medical costs, lost earning capacity, pain and suffering, lost income, emotional distress, and others. In the event that you have suffered a catastrophic injury, or if you have lost a loved one in an Uber accident, then the sustained damages may be more than the $1 million the policy offers. If this is the case, then we will look at other ways to get you the compensation you are entitled.
Your case may not need to go to court
A person injured in an Uber accident often believes that their options are either to take the settlement offered by Uber’s insurance policy or to take the case to court. In most cases, you will not need to go to court to get the compensation you deserve. All you need is an experienced and aggressive attorney to negotiate on your behalf.
Of course, if it does come down to it then you need an attorney who is willing to take your case to court. You have found that attorney in The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker. Our offices have a 95% success rate and have recovered in excess of $2 billion for our clients. Contact us today at 800-333-0000 to get a free legal consultation.