Los Angeles Uber Accident Whiplash Attorney

If you have suffered a whiplash injury in an Uber accident, turn to J&Y Law. We have extensive experience handling personal injury claims throughout California and will fight for the compensation you deserve. 

Although whiplash injury victims have a right to sue to recover damages for their injuries and losses, rideshare accidents are governed by complex insurance rules. This is why it is essential to work with an experienced Uber accident attorney. Contact our office today to schedule your initial consultation.

Whiplash Accident Claims Against Uber

Whiplash occurs when the muscles and ligaments of the upper back and neck are stretched by sudden, violent front-to-back movements. This type of soft tissue injury is one of the most common injuries sustained in Uber accidents. Symptoms of whiplash include:

  • Pain in the upper back or neck
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches 
  • Tingling or numbness in the arms
  • Restricted mobility of the neck

If you have been involved in an Uber accident, seek immediate medical attention. The symptoms of whiplash may not surface until days or weeks later in some cases and injuries to the neck can worsen without proper treatment. Moreover, any violent movement of the head and neck can cause the brain to strike against the skull, resulting in a traumatic brain injury.

Like any other soft tissue injury, proving that you have a whiplash injury is difficult, so it is crucial to document the full extent of your injuries. Ultimately, delaying treatment can make it difficult to prove that your injury was caused by the Uber accident and prevent you from recovering damages.

How to Prove Whiplash After an Uber Accident

While seeking medical treatment is important for your well-being and your injury claim, X-rays and medical tests alone are not enough to prove your claim. Our experienced Uber accident attorneys will work closely with you to collect additional evidence, including:

  • Documentation of the accident, including how fast the Uber driver was going, which vehicle you were traveling in, where you were seated in the vehicle, whether the Uber driver or the other driver was responsible.
  • Medical records proving that you sought medical treatment immediately after the Uber accident and also received additional treatment since then, including visits to a physical therapist, chiropractor, neurologist, or orthopedic surgeon. Imaging results (e.g. x-ray, MRI, CT scan) may also show damage to the spine beyond the soft tissue injury. Records of any pain medications prescribed to you will also support your claim.
  • Documentation of damages, including medical bills, lost wages, the cost of travel to doctor’s visits, and pain and suffering that prevented you from doing daily activities.

How J&Y Law Can Help with Your Uber Accident Claim

Recovering damages for a whiplash injury after an Uber accident is complicated, and your claim may involve the insurance carrier for Uber, the Uber driver, or a third party. If you were injured as a rideshare passenger, your primary source of coverage will be Uber’s insurance policy, which provides $1 million in liability coverage. 

If you were traveling in a vehicle that was struck by an Uber driver, however, coverage depends on the driver’s status at the time of the crash.

  • Was the driver logged into the app and connected to a rider? 
  • Had a trip been accepted and was the driver going to pick up the passenger? 
  • Was the rideshare driver taking the passenger to his or her destination?

By working with accident reconstruction specialists, our legal team will determine who is liable for your whiplash injury and fight for the compensation you deserve. Although insurance companies have an unfair advantage over Uber accident victims, we have the skills and experience to level the playing field. 

Damages You Can Recover

While most whiplash injury claims can be resolved through settlement negotiations,  we are always prepared to litigate to obtain the best possible outcome. In any event, we will fight to help you obtain just compensation. Although no two Uber accident claims are the same, you may be entitled to economic and noneconomic damages. Economic damages will cover your lost wages (past and future) and medical expenses while noneconomic damages are intended to compensate you for pain and suffering and other intangible losses. 

Contact Our Experienced California Uber Accident Attorneys

If you or a loved one has sustained a whiplash accident in an Uber accident, you should not accept a settlement from an insurance company before you speak to an experienced personal injury attorney. Insurers often attempt to pay as little as possible, but we will fight to help you recover damages that consider all your medical and financial needs. Trust J&Y Law to make sure your rights are protected and fight for the maximum compensation you deserve. Contact our office today so we can start working on your claim.