Those who ride in Ubers and share the road with Uber drivers have a reasonable right to safety. You could be owed compensation if your safety was violated in some way by Chicago Uber drivers. You may be able to collect compensation for accident-related losses if you were:
A passenger in an Uber
An Uber driver
The occupant of a vehicle struck by an Uber driver
An Uber passenger struck while leaving the vehicle
Hiring Chicago Uber accident lawyers could provide several benefits as you seek awards from an Uber accident. You may seek compensation if you were involved in an accident with an Uber or Lyft driver or a driver for another ridesharing service as well.
If you have been injured in an Uber accident, contact The Kryder Law Group, LLC as soon as possible. We will provide you with a free consultation to discuss your case and help you determine if you have a personal injury claim. You may be entitled to damages for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Let us help you get the compensation you deserve. The right attorney client relationship with an experienced Uber accident attorney could greatly help your Uber car accidents case. Our law firm has experience and success helping Uber accident victims get the full and fair compensation they need and deserve.
In their 2017-2018 US Safety Report, Uber examined safety data from a two year period in the United States in which more than 3.1 million trips took place each day on average. They reported that 0.1% of trips had a support request with a safety issue. The most common of these concerns were complaints of hard braking or a verbal disagreement. Only 0.0003% of trips had a reported critical safety incident.
The Uber Safety Report cites 107 total fatalities from 97 fatal motor vehicle accidents that were reported in relation to the Uber app. This is .59 fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles traveled in 2017. In 2018, it was .57 fatalities per 100 million miles traveled. These numbers are about half of the national rates. The report also states that approximately 90% of these crashes occurred in urban areas.
Common Injuries from an Uber Accident
Injuries that may be sustained in ridesharing car accidents vary depending on the type of collision. Common injuries include:
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can be life-altering and often require extensive medical treatment and long-term care. Neck and back injuries can cause chronic pain and require ongoing treatment. Spinal cord injuries can result in partial or complete paralysis. Broken bones may require surgery and lengthy rehabilitation. Like any motor vehicle accident Uber accidents can cause some serious and potentially long term injuries.
Head and Brain Injuries
If you are suffering from head and brain injuries from your Uber or Lyft accident, you may suffer from a wide range of symptoms. Traumatic brain injuries can cause symptoms that may last for days, weeks, or even permanently. Symptoms of TBIs can include:
Loss of consciousness
Neck and Back Injuries
Neck and back injuries caused by a serious car accident can cause chronic pain, which can impact your ability to work, enjoy activities you used to love, and take care of your family. Chronic pain can also lead to mental health problems such as depression and anxiety.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries can result in partial or complete paralysis. This can impact your ability to work, live independently, and enjoy activities you used to love. You may also need help with basic activities such as bathing, dressing, and using the bathroom.
Broken bones can require surgery and lengthy rehabilitation. This can interfere with your work schedule, ability to care for your children or elderly parents, and overall quality of life. You shouldn’t have to face these challenges alone. Our Chicago personal injury lawyers will fight for the compensation injured victims need and deserve.
If you are suffering from any of these types of serious injuries due to the negligence of an Uber or Lyft driver, it is important to speak to an Uber and Lyft attorney today to discuss your options. You may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Our firm has helped hundreds of car accident victims to recover millions of dollars and will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free legal consultation. We can review the details of your car accident involving an Uber or Lyft vehicle and help you determine if you have a case to move forward with.
Uber Provides Certain Insurance Protections
Uber explains the insurance coverage options that it provides to its rideshare drivers. These coverages may apply to you if you have been involved in a collision with an Uber driver, whether you were a passenger in an Uber or the occupant of another vehicle.
If the driver of the Uber vehicle had their app off for any reason when your accident occurred, then insurance provided by Uber does not generally apply. In cases like this, the driver’s personal insurance policy would provide coverage.
However, if the Uber driver had their app on and was awaiting a ride at the time that your accident occured, then the company’s coverage may generally provide:
$50,000 in bodily injury protection, if you were the only person injured in the accident
$100,000 in bodily injury protection, if you and others in your vehicle were injured in the accident
$25,000 for damage to your vehicle and other personal property harmed in the accident
Coverage may increase if the driver who caused you to suffer an injury was in the process of picking up or dropping off a rider when the collision occurred. Coverage under these circumstances may include:
Up to $1 million in liability for your injuries and property damage (comprehensive)
Certain insurance coverage, even if you did not have insurance at the time of the collision
Coverage for damage to your vehicle
Even with these defined coverage amounts, it is not guaranteed that you will receive the amount of insurance-funded compensation that you deserve. You could face sneaky tactics from an insurance company who wants you to settle for less compensation than would be fair.
Insurance Companies May Act in Bad Faith
Yahoo! Finance notes that auto insurance companies raked in nearly $285 billion in revenues in 2019. The insurance company that you deal with after Uber accidents could be among the biggest companies in auto insurance. These insurance companies may have substantial resources to use against you, should they choose to do so.
A lawyer may have experience dealing with auto insurance companies, including those that act in bad faith. They will deal with the involved insurance company on your behalf, and may counter bad-faith tactics such as:
Offering a quick settlement that is of less value than what you deserve
Using lawyers to try to get you to accept such a settlement
Delaying the processing of your claim in an attempt to get you to accept a less-than-fair settlement
Disputing certain facts about your account of your accident
Disputing the amount of medical care that you require
Disputing the amount of total compensation that you deserve
Your Chicago Uber accidents lawyer will handle the entirety of your insurance claim, which may include dealing with one or more of the above obstacles. Call The Kryder Law Group, LLC today for more details about how we can help after an accident with a ridesharing vehicle, such as one contracted by Uber.
A Lawsuit Could Be Necessary
Certain circumstances may require you to bring a lawsuit if you hope to obtain fair compensation after an Uber accident. A lawyer can manage your lawsuit, keeping you as involved as you choose to be.
One of the possible benefits of hiring a lawyer is that they may handle your lawsuit, while you focus on your health or other important affairs. Some of the duties that your lawyer may perform as part of your lawsuit include:
Collecting evidence, including anything that shows how your accident occurred
Speaking with witnesses to your accident and recording their accounts
Calculating the cost of your covered losses
Determining who is liable for your losses
Filing your lawsuit
Completing all other paperwork required to complete your lawsuit
Making appearances on your behalf
Escorting you to any appearances you must make
Negotiating a settlement
Advancing your lawsuit through a trial stage, if it is necessary
Your Chicago rideshare accident lawyer may take every step required to complete your case for compensation. These are the steps that you may have to take on your own if you bring a lawsuit and choose not to hire a lawyer to handle your Chicago Uber driver auto accident case.
Your Lawyer May Secure Compensation
An Uber accident lawyer who successfully negotiates a settlement or wins a judgement for you may secure compensation to cover your accident-related losses in Chicago. Every accident produces a unique set of losses. Your lawyer will seek compensation covering your specific set of damages. Some of those damages may include:
The cost of medical care for your accident-related injuries
Income you lose because you are injured
Scarring and other physical changes
Pain and suffering
The cost of rehabilitating physical and psychological injuries
If you have suffered a loss from an Uber Lyft accident, then your lawyer will seek compensation to cover that loss. This includes any losses that stem from the loss of a loved one.
Call The Kryder Law Group, LLC Today
The team at The Kryder Law Group, LLC will fight to secure the compensation that you or a loved one may deserve after a ridesharing accident. Speaking with our Chicago Uber lawyers may give you more insight into the benefits of hiring a legal team to represent you after an accident. The benefits include:
You don’t have to negotiate with the insurance company alone.
The insurance company is less likely to take advantage of you.
Your case will be handled by experienced attorneys who know the law inside out.
Your attorney can answer any questions you have about the legal process and make sure you know what to expect every step of the way.
What You Get from a Free Consultation
The Kryder Law Group, LLC is a Chicago personal injury law firm that helps seriously injured car accident victims. We are here to help those who have been injured in an Uber or Lyft accident.
When you call us for a free consultation, we will listen to the details of your car accident case. We want to know how the accident happened, what injuries you sustained, and any other information that may be relevant.
After we have all the information, we will then discuss with you your legal options. Depending on your case, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver or the ridesharing company.
If you decide to hire us, we will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve. This may include compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with a Chicago Uber accident lawyer.