The Secrets to Winning an Uber Accident ClaimBy Stewart J. Guss on July 19th, 2018
Millions of people use Uber every day. The ride-sharing giant has undoubtedly changed the way we get around and made life more convenient for people across the globe. Unfortunately, Uber and its drivers have also caused numerous accidents. Uber accidents sometimes leave victims with injuries that can last a LIFETIME. Uber is well aware that accidents are going to happen, and like any other major corporation, it carries HUGE insurance policies to pay out on claims. Their insurance often covers passengers, other motorists, pedestrian, bicyclists, and anyone else whom an Uber accident could potentially injure. In fact, in many Uber accident cases, the insurance policy will pay out as much as $1 MILLION to people whom careless or reckless Uber drivers have hurt.
But if you were injured in an Uber accident, call a lawyer as soon as you can—despite its coverage, Uber and its insurance company does NOT want to pay out on claims—even when its drivers clearly caused your injuries. Furthermore, insurance issues with ridesharing companies are FAR more complicated than those involving other drivers.
The team of lawyers and legal professionals at Stewart J. Guss, Attorney at Law, understand Uber’s insurance policies—and we know the SECRETS to helping victims get the compensation they deserve. Our intake department is available for free, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at (800) 898-4877, or contact us now by .
Don’t Let Them Fool You—Insurance Companies Do NOT Want to Pay
Make no mistake. Just because Uber has insurance doesn’t mean the insurance companies WANT to pay. They are large corporations who care about one thing—their bottom lines. The way they protect their profits is by collecting premiums and paying out as LITTLE as possible. They often do things to frustrate victims into accepting settlement offers that are far less than what they deserve, and what they need to pay their extensive medical bills. Some of these tactics include taking unreasonable amounts of time to “process” claims, making lowball offers, and pressuring victims into giving recorded statements to trick victims into saying that THEY were somehow at fault for the accident.
Victims Can Protect Their Legal Rights
Fortunately, you can hold Uber responsible and get the compensation you deserve under the law. The most important of these steps are detailed below. For more information, call our office today!
- Seek medical attention – If you are in an Uber accident, see a doctor and request a thorough medical evaluation. This is true whether paramedics at the scene treated you or not. Also, DO NOT make the mistake of thinking that your injuries aren’t serious enough to justify seeing a doctor. See a physician who can write an official medical record that describes your injuries. Without one, the insurance company will argue that you are not as injured as you claim, that your injuries were actually caused by something else, that your losses are actually due to preexisting conditions, or use any of the other tricks they have up their sleeves to avoid paying out.
- Do NOT accept a settlement – One of the ways that shady insurance companies try to limit their payouts is by making settlement offers as quickly as they can after an accident—often before victims have a chance to realize just how injured they are or even talk to an attorney. What they may not tell you is that once you accept a settlement, it is NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO RECOVER ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION. As a result, if you accept a settlement that doesn’t cover all of your losses, you may have no further options for seeking the compensation you need. An experienced attorney, however, will fight to make sure any settlement you accept fully compensates you for ALL of your losses—INCLUDING THOSE THAT HAVEN’T HAPPENED YET. For example, let’s say you sustain a serious back injury in your Uber accident and the doctors think that you will likely experience chronic back pain for the rest of your life. Your lawyer will obtain evidence of this fact and make SURE that your settlement takes into account the costs of ongoing treatments and the pain and suffering that you will experience into the future.
- Stay OFF social media – If you were hurt in an Uber accident, you may feel tempted to post about it on Facebook, Twitter, or another one of your social media accounts. Insurance companies and their attorneys, however, WILL USE SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS AS EVIDENCE IN PERSONAL INJURY CASES. If you say or post the wrong thing—something as simple as a picture of yourself out to dinner with friends—the insurance company could potentially use that as proof that you are lying about the severity of your injuries and use it to justify reducing your settlement. Because social media can easily hurt your case but can do very little to help it, stay off of it until you resolve your accident case.
- CALL A LAWYER AS SOON AS YOU CAN – If you were hurt in an Uber accident, call an experienced lawyer as soon as you can. An attorney will handle your case and communicate with the insurance company for you—giving you the time you need to focus on the most important part of the aftermath of an accident—your physical and emotional healing.
Injured in an Uber Accident? Call Us Today to Speak With an Uber Accident Law Firm for FREE
Uber accidents can leave victims with severe injuries that can damage them for the rest of their lives. In many cases, however, victims may recover compensation under Uber’s $1 million insurance policy. The losses for which you can obtain compensation include your medical bills, lost income, lost quality of life, and physical and emotional pain and suffering. In fact, in some cases, a court may actually impose punitive damages against Uber to make sure that Uber feels it where it really counts—its massive pocketbook.
At Stewart J. Guss, Attorney at Law, our team of lawyers and legal professionals is dedicated to helping our clients get the compensation from Uber that they deserve. Because we take all of our personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, you will not owe us a DIME unless we win your case. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For a free consultation with a member of our team, call our office today at 800-898-4877 or contact us now by .