If you have been involved in an Uber accident, you may be confused about what to do first. You were likely anticipating an easy, safe ride home, but instead, you were involved in an accident and sustained injuries. What happens next? Working with a qualified attorney is the best way to ensure that you receive full compensation for the medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages related to your injuries. If you’ve sustained injuries in an Uber accident, contact a North Miami Beach Uber Accident Lawyer at Sibley Dolman today at (305) 676-8154, or by completing this online form. If you retain us, we will work with you to recover compensation for the full cost of your injuries.
Our Uber Accident Case Results
Sibley Dolman attorneys have significant experience representing Uber accident victims throughout Florida, as well as other personal injury victims. Our attorneys have experience engaging in settlement negotiations as well as litigating cases at trial. This wealth of experience, coupled with our extensive resources, ensures that we will be able to aggressively enforce your rights against powerful insurance companies. In many of our past cases, we have successfully recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients, depending on the severity of the accident and resulting injuries. While we cannot guarantee a favorable result in your specific case, we are dedicated to recovering the maximum amounts of all insurance policies involved in every case. Whether we are able to settle your case out of court or must take it all the way to trial, our attorneys are ready to fight for your rights.
Typical Uber Accident Injuries
Uber accidents are similar to other car accidents, except for one key detail: the driver of your vehicle was employed by Uber at the time of the accident. Individuals involved in Uber accidents can sustain a wide range of injuries, including:
- Broken bones
- Strains and sprains
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord damage
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage
If you’ve been injured in an accident with an Uber driver, your injuries may range from minor to severe. It’s important to seek medical care as soon as possible following the accident, to ensure that your injuries are taken care of and officially documented.
Fault in North Miami Beach Uber Accidents
Most often, either the Uber driver or a driver of another vehicle is responsible for the accident. Florida is a “no fault” jurisdiction, meaning that individual insurance policies carried by drivers and passengers involved in an accident cover the initial cost of injuries up to the full amount of coverage. If the Uber driver is completely or partially responsible for the accident, however, you may also be able to seek recovery under that driver’s Uber insurance policy. It’s important to work with a qualified attorney to determine who is at fault for your injuries and who can be held responsible for paying the expenses related to those injuries.
What Kinds of Damages Can Be Recovered?
When you are injured during an accident with an Uber driver, there are several types of damages that can be recovered, including:
- Medical expenses related to your injuries
- Reasonable future medical expenses related to your injuries
- Compensation for pain and suffering
- Compensation for lost wages as a result of your injuries
- Compensation for permanent disability acquired as a result of the accident
The amount of compensation that you are able to receive will depend on a variety of factors, including the circumstances surrounding the accident, the extent of your injuries, and who is held responsible for the accident. Working with an experienced attorney will help you determine how to seek compensation for the full cost of your injuries.
How Will Uber and Its Drivers Try to Get Out of Paying Their Fair Share?
If you were injured in an accident with an Uber driver, whether you were the passenger or another vehicle on the road, you may be entitled to compensation for any injuries sustained during the accident. Unfortunately, Uber and its insurance companies will likely attempt to limit how much compensation you receive. Below we discuss two of the most common strategies employed to limit recovery.
Offering a low initial settlement offer. This is one of the most common strategies employed by insurance companies when dealing with car accident settlements. Instead of offering full compensation for your injuries, insurance companies will present a low offer, usually early in the process, when you may still be vulnerable and panicking about what to expect. It’s important to consult with an attorney before signing any paperwork associated with your claim, especially if you believe that you’ve been offered an unfair settlement amount.
Trying to establish that someone else was at fault. In some cases, Uber’s insurance companies may attempt to prove that another individual involved in the accident was the one responsible for the crash, rather than the Uber driver. This tactic may make it more difficult for you to recover.
What Will a North Miami Uber Accident Lawyer Cost Me?
Expenses can add up quickly in the immediate aftermath of an accident. If you have been involved in an Uber accident, you may be worried about mounting medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses associated with your injuries. You may also be worried about affording an attorney to represent you throughout your personal injury claim. Fortunately, Sibley Dolman offers free consultations with one of our experienced attorneys to discuss the details of your case and your legal options. We take most cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you won’t pay attorney’s fees unless we successfully recover compensation in your case. We deduct our fees from your settlement amount, allowing you to continue living your life during your claim process.
Common Mistakes People Make When Filing an Uber Accident Claim
While it is not against the rules to file an Uber accident claim on your own, many people find that this undertaking can prove to be much more frustrating and complex than they initially thought leading to mistakes that can cost you. These are some of the more common mistakes that people make when filing an Uber accident claim.
Getting Tricked into Admitting Fault
Many people find that insurance companies can be more tricky than they thought. It is important to remember that the insurance company absolutely is not your friend. They will do anything in their power to ensure they keep their money in their pocket. They accomplish this by having their agents try to ask loaded questions that can trick you into admitting fault or by taking recorded statements that can be used out of context.
Failing to Get Medical Attention as Soon as Possible
It is imperative that you seek medical attention as soon as possible. Failing to get a broken bone or other injury looked at as soon as possible can lead to the your claim losing credibility. The insurance company can reason that since your injuries did not necessitate immediate care, then they were not as severe as claimed.
Posting About The Uber Accident on Social Media
Many people do not realize how public the information that is posted on social media is and that comes back to haunt them when the information they put online ends up affecting their claim. Insurance companies know that social media is often a vulnerability of many claimants and will try to see what info they can gather that can potentially harm a person’s claim. Refrain from putting any info regarding an Uber accident online and remember to check your privacy settings on social media platforms to ensure not just anyone can see what you post.
Get the Legal Support You Deserve in North Miami Beach
If you or a loved one has been involved in an Uber accident, call Sibley Dolman today at (305) 676-8154, or contact us online, to schedule your free consultation. One of our experienced attorneys will work with you to determine who was at fault for your accident and what steps are needed to seek compensation for your injuries. Don’t hesitate—reach out today!
Sibley Dolman Accident Injury Lawyers, LLP
1820 NE 163rd St #306,
North Miami Beach, FL 33162