Have you been injured in an Uber accident in Illinois? You may be eligible for compensation for your injuries. A Belleville Uber accident lawyer can help.
Between 2017 and 2018, there were 107 Uber accident-related deaths in the United States alone. This data does not include non-fatal injuries from Uber driver accidents, which is likely much higher.
While Uber’s insurance is supposed to cover passengers, navigating their insurance policies can be complicated and confusing. If you have been injured in an Uber accident in Illinois, a lawyer can help you understand your options.
If you were involved in an Uber accident, it is in your best interest to hire a lawyer. Uber accidents are complex and typically have many parties involved. Following an accident, you will need to determine:
In some cases, you may need to file multiple claims with different insurance companies.
A lawyer can help you make sense of your options and help you find the best possible course of action.
The steps you take after an Uber accident are critical to your personal injury claim. Following the accident:
If possible, the vehicle should be moved to a safe, well-lit area away from traffic. Check yourself and others for injuries if it is safe to do so.
Contact the authorities to let them know about the accident. Request an ambulance if anyone has been injured. Make sure a police report is filed. The police report will be important if you plan to pursue legal action.
Seek medical attention even if you don’t have any visible injuries or you believe that your injuries are minor. It can sometimes take several hours or days for injuries to appear. Failing to seek medical attention can hurt your chances of a successful claim.
If you are well enough, start gathering evidence right away.
Jotting down the details of the accident is important because your memory is still fresh. You may not remember some important details of the incident after a few days or weeks.
Uber accidents are complicated. When injuries are involved, it gets even more complicated. It’s important to call a lawyer right away. A lawyer will begin gathering more evidence and build a strong case on your behalf. The sooner you call, the better your chances of a favorable outcome.
Injuries are common in Uber accidents, and they can be severe. Some of the most common injuries people experience in Uber accidents include:
Very serious accidents can result in spinal cord injuries that are life-changing and can lead to long-term disability.
Uber drivers are considered independent operators, and Uber has fought hard in court to try and deny any form of liability in an Uber accident. The company benefited from an uncharted legal territory, but many states have since updated their laws to hold rideshare companies at least partially responsible during an accident.
There are two main parties that may be held responsible for the accident: the driver of the vehicle and Uber. If the accident involved another party, they may also be held responsible.
Uber offers drivers $1 million liability coverage, but the terms can vary, depending on three main circumstances:
If you’ve been injured in an Uber accident, I can help. As your trusted Belleville Uber accident lawyer (I also service all of Illinois), I’ll fight for the compensation that you deserve.
Choosing an Uber accident lawyer to fight for your rights and help you get the compensation you deserve is an important decision. The Law Office of Jason B Going is experienced and proven when it comes to Uber accidents and other personal injury cases, and they will give you the best chance at a favorable outcome in your case.
If you have been injured due to the negligent acts or omissions of someone else, we can help get you the compensation you truly deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.
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