One of the developments during the past few years has been the growth of rideshare programs. Rideshare companies, like Uber and Lyft, are beneficial because they allow you to call a taxi with the push of a button if you are unable to get a ride for any reason. That includes if you are intoxicated and unable to drive home.
Like driving your own car, a motor vehicle accident can happen when you are in an Uber. Or, perhaps, you are struck by an Uber driver while on the road. Regardless of the cause, you must seek medical care immediately after an Uber accident. Then, give us a call to schedule a free case consultation.
At Parker + McConkie, we would be honored to review your case to see if you have an Uber car accident claim.
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After an Uber accident, we understand you may be tempted to take the first settlement offer from the insurance company or Uber itself. On the other hand, it is always a better idea to hire an Uber car accident attorney to represent you.
At Parker + McConkie, we have an intimate understanding of all laws pertaining to a Utah Uber accident. Our Utah Uber accident attorneys have already represented countless people involved in an Uber accident. Our Utah Uber car accident lawyer can represent you as well.
We believe that you should focus on getting better if you have been in an Uber accident. Instead of handling everything on your own, let us review your case for you. We can subpoena documents, interview witnesses, depose people involved, and collect evidence supporting your claim. Then, we can negotiate a favorable settlement on your behalf or even take the case to trial if we feel you are not getting a fair settlement offer.
Rely on Parker + McConkie to protect the rights of car accident victims following a Utah car accident. We can seek compensation from the driver and Uber’s insurance policy.
There are several reasons why an Uber accident might happen, many of which are similar to the causes of motor vehicle accidents in general. Some of the most common causes of Uber accidents in Salt Lake City include:
These are just a few examples of potential causes of Uber accidents, and you must seek medical care immediately following a collision. You can sustain several types of injuries after an Uber accident.
Like every other motor vehicle accident, someone can suffer serious injuries in an Uber collision. Some of these could even be catastrophic injuries. A few examples of injuries that someone could suffer in an Uber accident include:
These are just a few injuries you might suffer in an Uber accident. You could incur major medical expenses if you sustain any of these injuries. We can help you recover compensation following an Uber accident.
You may experience a lot of emotions after being involved in an Uber accident in Utah. Take a deep breath, collect yourself, and make sure you follow these steps.
Despite the seriousness of the accident, you need to call 911 and ask for emergency medical personnel. You must make sure an emergency medical professional evaluate you and ask the police officers to write a comprehensive report. Filing a claim later will be difficult if there is no accident report.
You should also take some time to document the scene of the accident. Use your phone to take pictures and videos of everything at the scene. That way, you have evidence to support your version of the events later.
Speaking of gathering evidence, you may also want to talk to the witnesses at the scene to see if they will state what they saw. You should also ask for a copy of the police report once the officer is done with his job. Preserve any evidence of the accident later, including correspondence with insurance companies and medical records.
You must seek appropriate medical care regardless of how you feel after the accident. You need to see a doctor as serious injuries underneath the surface might not yet be causing any symptoms. Seeing a doctor immediately is advised, so it is easy to connect any injuries the doctor diagnoses to the accident that you were just involved in.
Ensure that you report the accident to Uber. Uber might ask you some questions about the accident, but you should not answer them until a lawyer is present. Uber needs to know that the accident happened because they need to conduct their own investigation but be very careful about what you tell them.
Finally, you need to rely on a Utah Uber accident attorney who can represent you. Your lawyer can ensure that blame is assigned appropriately, negotiate a favorable settlement with the insurance company or Uber, and even file a lawsuit if necessary.
At Parker + McConkie, we would be honored to represent you if you’ve been involved in a serious motor vehicle accident with Uber. Reach out to schedule a case consultation.
After the accident, the authorities will work to assign liability. This means that someone might be blamed for the accident. The parties that could be responsible may include:
The Uber driver may be blamed for the accident. For example, if the Uber driver did not follow traffic laws, was impaired at the time, or was too tired, he could be blamed for the accident.
Uber might also be blamed for the accident. It is Uber’s responsibility to ensure that its drivers are qualified, and if Uber did not do their due diligence, it could also shoulder some of the blame.
Other third parties could be responsible for the accident. For example, if the car was manufactured inappropriately or the maintenance company did not perform the maintenance appropriately, they could be held responsible for the accident.
After an Uber collision, you need to contact us immediately so we can file a claim even before the statute of limitations expires.
If we file a personal injury lawsuit stemming from the accident, we have four years from the accident to file a claim. This might sound like a long time, but the years can go by quickly. Reach out to us to schedule a case consultation as soon as possible.
At Parker + McConkie, we can file a personal injury lawsuit to recover damages on your behalf. We may be able to recover different types of damages for you, and a few of the most common examples include the following:
Economic damages encompass anything that has a price tag on it. For example, if you have incurred medical expenses due to the accident, we can pursue compensation to cover those expenses. Or, if you have property damage that the insurance company did not cover, we can file a lawsuit to get your property damage covered as well.
Even though these might not have a price tag, non-economic damages are just as important. For example, you may have suffered significant mental health issues due to the accident. We can also file a lawsuit to recover compensation for your pain and suffering. We can also file a lawsuit to replace any income you may lose if you cannot return to work.
While punitive damages are not awarded in every accident, we may be able to pursue punitive images if the circumstances of the accident were particularly egregious. For example, if the driver intentionally tried to harm you or was grossly impaired, we could ask the judge or jury to award punitive damages, which can significantly increase the size of your compensation.
If you would like to maximize the value of your personal injury claim following an auto accident, contact us to schedule a case consultation.
We understand that many people rely on Uber, but you are placing a lot of trust in the Uber driver. If you are involved in an accident with an Uber driver, seek medical care immediately. Then, count on Parker + McConkie to represent you.
At Parker + McConkie, we can provide you with a free consultation to see if you have a claim. Then, we can fight for your rights and defend your interests, ensuring that we maximize your compensation’s value.
Contact us today to speak to a personal injury attorney from our team after a car crash and schedule a case consultation.
Call 801-845-0440 to get in touch with a member of our firm after your accident. We can review your case for free!