Should I Hire a Lawyer After Being in an Uber or Lyft Car Accident?
Instead of driving yourself, you’ve taken an Uber or Lyft– all of the convenience, but none of the responsibility, right? What happens, though, if you’re in that Uber and you experience an accident? Do you have any responsibility at all? Should you hire a lawyer? The first answer is NO*; the second answer is YES. Since you are a passenger and are not in control of the vehicle, any accident that your Uber may experience is not the passenger’s (your) fault. While this gives great peace of mind as an Uber consumer, accidents like this can result in injuries, trauma, time off of work, and a disruption to your day-to-day life, and results can linger for a long time to come.
Get Help After Being in an Uber or Lyft Car Accident
The first and most important thing for you to do is seek medical attention. Injuries sustained in an automobile accident may appear hours, days, or even weeks following the accident itself. By that time, the damage might have been diminished or completely alleviated if it had only been immediately addressed. Receiving immediate medical assistance will ensure your best medical outcome. Hiring a lawyer following an accident such as this will guarantee that you will be properly represented and safeguard your best interests both physically and financially.
If there were eyewitnesses, other drivers, or passengers who observed the collision, their testimonials could be invaluable in proving your case. Gather names and phone numbers of those you can. If you are able, take photographs of the scene of the accident or ask those nearby to do so if you are unable. Photos that can really bolster your claim include those of the area from the time and place of the event, evidence of the conditions at the time of impact such as traffic congestion, time of day, and any other disruptions or accidents in the immediate area [that may have caused your accident] – any information you can collect can be helpful in contributing to the successful outcome of your Uber accident lawsuit.
Your next phone call should be to the Law Offices of Stuart M. Kerner, P.C. Car accidents, including those involving an Uber, are often the result of negligence on the part of either another motorist, your Uber driver, or both. Regardless of the at-fault party, the outcome is clear: the negligent party did not drive safely and responsibly. For this reason, you may be entitled to seek compensation for damages including injuries, loss of income, and pain and suffering. Our dedicated team of legal professionals will communicate on your behalf with your medical staff, the insurance companies, Uber, and any other parties involved to resolve your case in as timely a manner as possible, getting you the compensation you deserve. We take into consideration the long-term consequences of auto injuries and their effects on your work life, your home life, and your ability to earn a living, and we fight on your behalf to recover damages which could include:
- Emergency services and transportation
- Medical bills and expenses
- Hospitalization and rehabilitative care
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disfigurement or disability
- Lost wages or employment benefits
- Diminished earning capability
- Property damages
- Wrongful death
Let Us Handle the Uber / Lyft Insurance Companies
Automobile insurance companies may contact you as a result of your accident. Rideshare companies such as Uber have complicated insurance coverages designed to address every aspect of accident liability coverage. This coverage is designed to cover eligible pedestrians, passengers, motorists, motorcycle riders, and bicyclists. There are conditions to these coverages though, and they can be complex and confusing. While you are likely entitled to a portion of the coverage, knowing how to acquire them takes time and experience. Taking on the insurance companies yourself, especially when you are in pain, can be overwhelming. That’s what we’re here to do, and it is what we do best. While the sole pursuit of insurance companies is quick, low-cost settlement, seldom are these settlements in the best interest of those injured.
If you or a family member have been an injured passenger in an Uber automobile accident and are looking for fair, honest, and aggressive representation, Stuart M. Kerner and his expert legal team will ensure that you are comprehensively represented. We will make certain that you receive the full compensation you deserve. At the Law Offices of Stuart M. Kerner, P.C., we’re available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We’ll even come to you, whether at home or the hospital, in the event that you are unable to visit our offices. Before we take your case we will provide a free, thorough, no-obligation consultation. You pay nothing upfront; our fee is only collected after you and your family have been awarded the compensation you deserve.
If you are an injured passenger following an Uber accident, the Law Offices of Stuart M. Kerner, P.C. can help you. Call us today.
*Currently there is no legal precedent set for accident lawsuits caused by interference or disruption due to unruly, intoxicated, or otherwise impaired passengers.
About The Law Offices of Stuart M. Kerner
If you’ve been injured and want the best possible outcome in your situation, the Law Offices of Stuart Kerner P.C. in The Bronx can help you. Our firm has obtained favorable results for injury victims and their families throughout the state of New York in personal injury cases such as auto accidents, oilfield accidents, traumatic brain injuries, and serious personal injuries.
Our law firm offers a free consultation to discuss your accident and review the legal remedies available to you. We’re available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have about your case. Above all, you shouldn’t feel alone and isolated after an accident. If you’ve been hurt in an accident, we’ll come to you. Our attorney can travel to your home or hospital, at your request.