When we use the Uber app to hail a ride home, to work, or to an event to meet with friends and family, the last thing we imagine is being injured in an accident due to a negligent Uber driver–someone who drives for a living (or to pull in a second income) that has lots of experience in multiple traffic conditions. However, Uber accidents happen more often than we think. In fact, according to the ‘San Francisco Public Press’, Uber and Lyft work hard to keep their safety records secret both in court cases and before their primary state regulator, the California Public Utilities Commission. In fact, from 2018 to August of 2019 San Francisco alone saw 47 car accident fatalities, and of these seven were Uber rideshare cars.
Police departments from all over the country report seeing Uber drivers make ongoing careless decisions. From blocking bike lanes to passing other cars on a double yellow line, and from speeding to tailgating, many Uber drivers are poorly trained and riders even report that many drivers become distracted by the app and nearly cause accidents. If you or a loved one have been hurt in a car accident while using a rideshare company, call an Uber accident lawyer from Jacoby and Meyers–a personal injury law firm that has been protecting the legal rights of California citizens since 1972 , and who has been representing victims in Uber accidents ever since the rideshare company started operations. Here are five reasons why you should hire an Uber accident lawyer.
1. An Uber Accident Lawyer Will Offer Full Transparency
In order to win a hefty compensation figure, you need full transparency when it comes to your case. Insurance companies are notorious for shedding as little light as possible in order to give themselves maximum control of the process, and to pay you as little as possible. When you call an Uber accident lawyer from Jacoby and Meyers you get a free consultation in which you learn how the legal system works, how to favors your situation, what your case is worth, and the various options you have for moving forward in seeking compensation for your pain and suffering. A reputable Uber accident lawyer will educate you so that you can make the best decision for you and your family with full confidence. And having that master vista point where you cAN see and understand the entire picture will put you in a position to get the highest financial compensation for your accident.
2. You Will Get a Higher Settlement with an Uber Accident Lawyer
Ever notice how insurance companies are very quick to catch you on the phone, ask questions, and try to get you to give a recorded statement? They want to reach you before you have a chance to call an Uber accident lawyer. Industry statistics reveal that more than 80 percent of all people injured in rideshare accidents who get a lawyer receive significantly more money than those who settle through the insurance companies. Even after you pay your legal fee once you have won your case and have the cash in hand, you still have thousands and in some cases even millions more.
3. An Uber Accident Lawyer from Jacoby and Meyers Improves Your Chances of a Physical Healthier Outcome
Getting to a doctor after an accident is critical. Not only will the medical record help strengthen your case, but more importantly getting immediate health care can prevent injuries from worsening. For example, whiplash symptoms can fly under the radar for some time before they surface, and by then someone could have nerve damage or other debilitating issues that could have been prevented with immediate treatment. An Uber accident lawyer from Jacoby and Meyers is by your side from your initial medical evaluations, through physical therapy, and we are right there with you and your family to get you through these difficult times. We make sure you are seen by the right doctors, you get the right care, and we work to ensure that you are not left with any devastating medical bills that could destroy your family’s lifestyle.
4. Protecting Your Long Term Existence
When people are severely injured in a rideshare accident, they often suffer from lost wages. Whether they fall behind on their mortgage, can’t pay rent, are unable to pay their kid’s tuition, or that long anticipated family vacation is cancelled, some insurance companies will grant a victim compensation for these pain points, but never to the extent an Uber accident lawyer would. Despite all of this, insurance companies fight tooth and nail against paying victims for future lifestyle declines as a result of an Uber accident. If you re no longer to work in your chosen field due to your injuries sustained in an Uber accident, or if you are unable to continue your passionate hobby like cycling, scuba diving, or playing the piano, you are entitled to compensation for this loss, but many insurance companies don;lt see it that way, nor do rideshare legal teams. An Uber accident lawyer from Jacoby and Meyers will ensure you are taken care of for life, and as our attorneys treat you like family and look after your well being, we will see to it that predatory insurance companies aren’t able to harass you in such difficult times.
Call us today for a free consultation. There is zero obligation, and you owe it to yourself to fully understand your legal rights, what your case is worth, and the various steps you can take to seek justice and a cash settlement or compensation.