Uber can be a great way to get home after a night on the town, to the airport before a trip, or a number of other places. No matter how convenient it may be in most cases, when your Uber driver gets into a car accident it can be a serious situation. Many people are not sure what their legal rights are. You can always contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation to learn more about your options. You can also read on to find out more about the options available to you.
Uber may offer you a settlement
Uber has insurance that should cover your injuries but that does not mean that it will. If they are offering you a settlement we recommend that you do not accept it until you have talked to a personal injury attorney experienced in car accidents. For example, when you contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 we can review the settlement you are being offered and provide our expert advice on whether it is a fair offer or a lowball offer.
Contact an attorney who can help you maximize your compensation
Any person is injured as a passenger in an Uber vehicle is covered by Uber’s $1 million insurance policy. This is a fact whether or not the Uber drive was the at-faulty party in the accident. You do not need to establish fault, which means that your attorney can focus 100% of their time on establishing the nature and severity of injuries and other damages.
Some of the damages you may be eligible for include lost earning capacity, medical costs associated with the injury (past and future), lost income, emotional distress, and pain and suffering. In the event of catastrophic injuries, or a loved one has died in an Uber accident, then the cost of damages could exceed the $1 million limit. If that is the case with your situation, then we will look into other compensation options.
You will not necessarily have to go to court
You may or may not have to go to court. It all depends on whether or not the Uber insurance company is willing to reasonably settle your claim out of court. We will do everything we can to assure they do. Settlement is the better option in most cases because it’s faster, you don’t have to deal with the stress of ongoing litigation, and you get paid when you need it, rather than months or even years from now. That said, we will never hesitate to file a lawsuit if we believe it’s in your best interest.
The best news of all is that there is no risk in getting information about your options. All you have to do is contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation. We are here to help you through this trying time.