Everyone knows what Uber is. You have probably seen the vehicles with Uber stickers rolling around the area even if you have never used a rideshare service. However, there may come a time when you need an Uber accident attorney.
At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we are going to be by your side, working to investigate what happened to cause the crash. The goal is to get the compensation you deserve so you can focus on healing instead of your finances.
Wait, Uber Accidents Happen?
Yes, Uber accidents do happen. We know that most people never think about that, but please understand that Uber drivers are just like the rest of us. Drivers for Uber do not have any special training. They are just as likely to get into a crash as anyone else.
For the latest reporting year in New Jersey, we know that there were over 270,000 total vehicle crashes. Out of those, there were over 61,000 total injuries and 591 fatalities.
Consider the following injuries that we commonly deal with in the aftermath of a vehicle crash:
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Spinal cord injuries
- Whiplash injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
Medical treatment is necessary for each of these crash injuries. While we realize that many vehicle crash injuries are minor, that does not mean that they will not cost a victim.
- Even minor injuries can lead to major medical bills.
For more serious injuries, a person could find that their medical bills reach into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Who Covers These Expenses?
In the aftermath of a crash involving an Uber vehicle, whether you were an Uber passenger or another party involved, you will find yourself in the middle of an insurance nightmare.
Uber does have a $1 million policy, but that only kicks in when an Uber driver is “online” and either has a passenger or is on the way to pick one up. If they are simply “online” and waiting for a fare when they get into a crash, their personal insurance is going to be the primary one for the incident.
Where will that leave you?
Will you be offered a fair settlement for your injuries?
What We Want To Do Moving Forward
Uber is a household name by now, but many people never think about what happens in a collision involving an Uber vehicle. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we know that these incidents can become more complicated than a regular vehicle crash. Let our team get to work.
We will investigate what happened, navigate the waters with insurance companies, and move to secure the compensation you need now. This includes getting coverage for:
- All of your medical expenses
- Lost income if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages