Uber provides residents of communities throughout California with ready access to rideshare services. Unfortunately, Uber accidents are commonplace, some of which result in brain injuries to passengers and other motorists. When an Uber accident is the result of the negligence of a rideshare driver or third party, injury victims may be entitled to significant compensation.
At J&Y Law, we are highly experienced in handling Uber accident claims. Well-versed in the applicable negligence and insurance laws, we have a proven history of achieving successful outcomes through negotiation, arbitration, and litigation.
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury in an Uber accident, your priority is getting the medical care you need. Our objective is to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact our office today so we can start working on your Uber accident claim.
How Brain Injuries Occur in Uber Accidents
Generally, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is typically the result of a violent blow to the head. But a brain injury can also occur when an object penetrates the skull. An Uber accident victim can suffer a brain injury as a result of whiplash and the related violent shaking of the head. A brain injury can also occur if :
- The victim’s head impacts any part of the vehicle’s interior
- A piece of the vehicle strikes the head
- Victims are ejected from the vehicle
Some brain injuries only cause temporary symptoms, while others can result in serious brain damage; a catastrophic brain injury may result in permanent disability or death. With so much at stake, it is crucial to have an experienced Uber accident attorney in your corner.
Trust J&Y to handle your injury claim in a caring, efficient manner. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial challenges facing you, which is why we receive no fee until we win compensation for you. Above all, we will offer you compassion, knowledge and fight to protect your rights.
Why Are Uber Accidents Common
There are several factors that contribute to Uber accidents, not the least of which is that there are over two hundred thousand Uber drivers in California, contributing to the already congested roads and highways in the state: heavy traffic increases the propensity for accidents. Moreover, Uber drivers:
- Typically are not professional drivers with a commercial driver’s license (CDL)
- Use their own vehicles
- Work part-time and/or work long hours
- Utilizing smartphones and GPS devices, which leads to distraction and fatigue
Nonetheless, all drivers in California have a duty of care to ensure the safety of others — passengers, other motorists, and pedestrians. In an Uber accident, both the rideshare driver and the company can be held liable for a brain injury caused by an accident. Whether you are injured as a rideshare passenger, or involved in a collision with an Uber vehicle, turn to J&Y Law.
Why Choose Us For Your Uber Accident Claim
Being injured in an Uber accident is frightening, and a brain injury can be life-altering, which makes it crucial to have the powerful representation we provide. We will leverage our skills and resources to conduct an extensive investigation of the Uber accident that caused your brain injury.
While Uber may attempt to evade responsibility for accidents caused by their driver by claiming they are independent contractors, insurance laws provide coverage based on a complicated scheme based on the rideshare 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?
Depending on the circumstances, an Uber accident may involve the driver’s insurance company, Uber’s insurance carrier, or the insurance company of a third-party. Given these complexities, it takes a skilled attorney to handle your brain injury claim.
We will work in conjunction with accident reconstruction specialists to determine who is liable for your injury and work strategically to build a successful claim. We will also collaborate with your doctor to build a medical record that supports your claim. Our mutual efforts will stand you in good stead to win you just compensation.
Damages You Can Recover in an Uber Accident
Our aggressive Uber accident attorneys will work to help you obtain meaningful compensation that includes economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages will compensate you for lost wages and medical expenses, while non-economic damages are designed to cover pain and suffering, permanent disability, and other intangible losses.
Contact Our Experienced California Uber Accident Attorneys
At J&Y, we will always work in your best interests and make sure your rights are protected. When you become our client, we will handle all the details of your claim, take over all communications with the involved parties, prepare and file all the necessary legal papers, and fight for your rights.
If the insurance carriers and Uber refuse to make a fair and reasonable offer, we are fully prepared to litigate. Above all, we will work tirelessly to win you the compensation that considers all your future medical and financial needs. Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation.