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What Happens If You Get Into an Accident With an Uber Driver?

accident--uber-driver-follow-up If you are in a car accident with an uber driver, you may be able to bring a case against them for all of the damages that resulted from the uber accidents.

This can include:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering

If you are in an accident with an Uber driver, contact an Uber accident attorney from our law firm for a free consultation about liability insurance, accident scene investigation, and more.

Our legal team, the Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, can go through the police report and other items with you after car accidents with Uber and Lyft drivers. This will help you see if you can sue Uber or the Uber driver in an attorney client relationship after the accident occurred.

Common Car Accident Scenarios That May Lead to an Uber Accident

Many people wonder what happens if you get into an accident with an uber driver, but our personal injury lawyers (some of the best personal injury lawyers for Uber accidents) try and focus first on how the crash occurred.

After being at the accident scene that an Uber driver caused and working many cases, we have a good understanding of how they happen.

Like any other motorist, an Uber driver runs various dangers and risks on the road: bad weather; construction; fatigue; distraction; other irresponsible drivers.

Of course, since they are engaged in business and transporting passengers, they have added pressure. This affects their liability coverage and insurance coverage.

Normally, an accident involving an Uber driver with subsequent injuries and a coverage claim for compensation will happen in one of the following ways to the passenger or other person:

  • Crosswalk
  • T-bone
  • Rear-end
  • Left-turn
  • Head-on

Contact us if you were in an accident with Uber drivers and wish to seek compensation from the other driver from the Uber or Lyft accident. We could also discuss other rideshare accidents with another rideshare company.

Our firm can arrange a free consultation today and free case evaluation to review all of your legal options. You can also discuss with a lawyer your injuries, lost pay, insurance coverage, how it happened or how another person gets into an accident with an uber normally, and more.

Every passenger has the right to redress in a claim if Uber vehicles cause them damage, injuries, or other harm or loss.

A lawyer can show you what money you could get from the other driver, company, insurance coverage from their insurance company, and other sources of relief.

Call for legal answers now and read the rest of this page for general information purposes.

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Can You Sue an Uber Driver After a Car Accident?

If you are involved in a motor vehicle collision and the at-fault driver works for Uber, Lyft, or a similar company, you may be able to bring a claim against them for damages. That can help you recover money for healthcare bills, missed paychecks, personnel property damage, and more.

When can you sue an at-fault vehicle operator in Illinois? You can only bring a case against them if they negligently damaged you.

Here are the elements for that cause of action in Illinois:

  1. The defendant owed you a duty of care.
  2. The defendant breached that duty of care.
  3. You suffered actual damages.
  4. The defendant's breach caused those damages.

There are a lot of subtle things packed into this prima facie claim for damages in a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. However, the general premise is that the driver acted unreasonable for the circumstances and caused your injuries, harms, or other losses.

If you can make this case, you can possibly recover from the motorist and possibly even Uber. Contact our firm to talk about such a case after you are involved in a similar accident.

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What Compensation is Possible From the Driver or Insurance Company?

The amount and nature of recovery available from the at-fault party after an auto accident varies. It will depend upon how you individually suffered and sustained losses.

Typically, the areas of relief most frequently sought in an Uber claim for those involved in crashes, acts of violence, or other unfortunate events, relate to healthcare, income, and intangible pain and suffering.

We cannot stress enough how you need to look at the events of your lawsuit individually with a lawyer to get a good estimate. Do not borrow or infer from other cases too much, especially if the fact patterns are different.

Also, your recovery might depend upon where you seek support-be it from an insurance company or a defendant driver. They all have different means and processes for giving out recovery so you need to take this into consideration.

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What Recovery Can I Expect in My Case?

Many auto accident cases fetch tens of thousands of dollars with the average being just as much as that. Some lawsuits receive far less, though, and some receive nothing at all.

You should set a baseline of your out-of-pocket expenses (hospital, professional, property). On top of that, you may be able to add more for non-economic harms and losses like disability, disfigurement, changed life circumstances, etc.

That can drastically raise your prospects, but it is not guaranteed that you will get that.

Speak with a qualified person today from our law offices to get a better estimate and prediction of what an auto accident lawsuit could return for you.

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What You Should Do After an Auto Accident

If you are ever in an unfortunate situation like a car collision, there are some steps you can take to protect your rights and safety.

Here is a short list, many of them should be down with an attorney, and you can put together a comprehensive list of tasks to tackle with that person too:

  • Seek medical attention
  • Hire a lawyer
  • Write down your memory of the events
  • Seek income verification from your employer
  • Obtain the police report
  • Get witness statements
  • Write license plate numbers
  • Find other relevant information related to the rideshare vehicle and rideshare companies

Call us for a free consultation if an Uber driver harms you at all. We can see if you can sue or use the liability insurance that their insurance company offers for accidents like this.

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Speak With an Uber Accident Attorney Today About Your Claim

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC has brought countless cases against negligent drivers and the people who employ them, like Uber and Lyft. We know the drastic impact that these incidents have on everyone involved and how relief and compensation can help cover some of that loss.

Talk to us in a no-obligation consultation to see what your rights are and what you may be entitled to recover in Illinois.

Since we work on contingency, our services are free if we don't win for you. Find out what that may mean for you and your family by giving us a call at (888) 424-5757.

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