Our LegalRideshare Uber accident lawyers in Chicago, IL, will fight to get the compensation you deserve if you were in an accident when another driver was at fault. We understand the unique challenges with Uber drivers' insurance coverage and liability issues. We're prepared and experienced in fighting for your compensation. Contact us immediately if you've been in an accident due to another driver’s negligence.
What Should I Do After an Uber Accident?
Following an Uber accident, it's important not to panic. You should take these following steps:
- Seek medical treatment immediately. Many injuries may not feel severe until hours after the crash.
- Call 911
- Collect the insurance information from all drivers and get contact information from witnesses.
- Take photos of the accident scene.
- Contact our experienced Chicago Uber accident lawyers.
- Do not speak to any insurance company. You can refer them to us.
Causes of Uber Accidents
The more time on the road, the higher chances for an accident to occur. The most common causes of Uber accidents include the following:
- Aggressive driving
- Distracted driving
- Fatigued driving
- Road defects
Common Uber Accident Injuries
You must seek medical treatment as soon as possible after an Uber accident. Some injuries may seem minor initially but evolve into severe problems. The most common Uber accident injuries include:
- Broken Bones
- Neck and back injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
Compensation for an Uber Accident
Our Uber accident law firm will fight to get the compensation you deserve for the pain and suffering caused by an accident. Some damages we get monetary compensation for include:
- Medical expenses
- Physical therapy
- Disability accommodations
- Car rental fees
- Ambulance services
- Lost income
- Emotional distress
Uber Accident Settlement Check Timeline
Insurance companies aren't in any hurry to give you any money after an accident. They drag their feet, so it's essential to bring in your Uber accident lawyer to fight for you. In simple cases, we can often get a response from the insurance agent on your case. The most significant factors that may impact the length of time it takes to get your settlement check include the following:
- The personal workload of your insurance agent
- The complexity of the case
- Stalling on purpose by the insurance agent
- Negotiations to get the compensation you deserve
What Is Uber's Insurance Policy in an Uber Accident?
Uber's insurance policy can be complicated, so it's essential to have our Uber accident lawyers on your side. When Uber drivers are on duty, they have their own insurance plus liability coverage from Uber. When they have a passenger in their car, the driver is covered by a $1 million liability policy and a $1 million uninsured motorist policy. Since Uber drivers are independent contractors, Uber can deny responsibility for accidents caused by them. You need an experienced Uber accident lawyer that understands how to get the money you deserve from Uber.
Frequently Asked Uber Accident Questions
Our LegalRideshare team is here to answer your most frequently asked questions about Uber accidents in Chicago. We understand the aftermath of an accident can be challenging, so we are here to help.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
Many rideshare companies stall to make victims take a smaller amount of money instead of waiting for the correct compensation. It is critical to have an Uber lawyer that understands the process and will fight for you until you get the settlement you deserve.
Does LegalRideshare Handle Cases Outside of Chicago?
Yes. LegalRideshare handles accident and injury claims all over the country. We've helped thousands of drivers and won millions for our clients.
How Long Do I Have to File an Uber Accident Lawsuit?
If you were in an Uber accident in Chicago, you typically have two years to file an injury lawsuit. Exceptions may apply in your situation, but you cannot wait too long to take action, or you will not get any compensation.
Will My Uber Accident Case Go to Court?
You do not typically need to go to court. Once you get an Uber accident lawyer, the rideshare company understands you will not back down. Most Uber accident cases are settled before going to court.
Contact LegalRideshare Today
LegalRideshare fights for you. Putting your needs first is a priority of ours, therefore we don't get paid until you get compensated. We are here to help with the stress after a car accident and want to help with your emotional and physical pain. Our LegalRideshare Uber accident lawyers in Chicago will not stop until we get the compensation you need. We help rideshare victims, scooter accident victims, Divvy bike victims, and more. Contact us today for a free consultation.