An Uber accident lawyer assisting a client who is filling up a personal injury claim form.Riding an Uber seems like a great idea, and customers have enjoyed the simplicity of the process since Uber, the rideshare giant, began in San Francisco in 2009. It is generally a smooth operation. That is, until your Uber car gets into an accident. Or worse yet, you’re the guy on the sidewalk minding your business that gets hit by an errant Uber driver who is out of control. When problems crop up, Uber can certainly seem more like a hassle, and getting your due from a company of that size can be quite difficult on your own.

If you have been in an Uber accident, whether as a passenger, a pedestrian or other driver, the simplicity of dealing with Uber will likely grind to a halt, and you may find it difficult to get the insurance money you need to pay medical bills on top of other damages. When facing a massive conglomerate like Uber, it is often extremely challenging to deal with the company and their insurer on your own. You need someone on your side to fight your battles for you, and Valley Law Accident and Injury Lawyers can help.

If you were injured in an Uber accident in Utah, call us today at (801) 810-9999 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Uber accident lawyer to learn more about your options for seeking compensation.

How Can I Benefit From an Utah Uber Accident Attorney?

If something goes wrong with an Uber driver, the company will likely do everything in its power to avoid paying your claim. If you have a bone to pick with Uber, they are unlikely to roll over and give you what you want. With a market stock of 95 billion, Uber is one of the most powerful companies around. They will fight tooth and nail to hang on to their money and keep their good name.

So what’s the average person to do? It’s like the battle of David versus Goliath, but never fear! An Uber accident attorney can work on your behalf to help you seek the settlement that you need to fully recover. At Valley Law Accident and Injury Lawyers, we use our experience and expertise to get the fullest restitution allowed by Utah law, and we stand with the little guy against the giant corporation of Uber.

We understand that getting compensation for Uber accidents can be very difficult, but we can help! Just like Uber drivers can be so aggressive on the road, if you are in an accident in one of their cars, or in an accident caused by their cars, they can be equally aggressive about denying you a claim.

Hiring Valley Law will get you a specialized team of Utah Uber accident lawyers who will build your case and work on your behalf.

Some benefits of hiring a Utah Uber accident lawyer include:

  • Comprehensive management of your case throughout the entire process
  • An experienced team who has handled cases like yours before
  • An aggressive negotiation and litigation plan to maximize your chances of financial recovery what you deserve
  • A vetted list of service providers that you might need after an accident.
  • The expertise to avoid an undervalued settlement and complete the process in your favor
  • Specific knowledge of the laws and regulations in Utah, including how to protect your legal rights during a claim

What Should I Do After an Uber Accident?

Just like in any accident, there is a series of actions you should take if you are involved in an accident with an Uber driver. If you want the best chance at the best compensation, being willing to follow this sequence below will ensure that you have dotted all the i’s and crossed all the t’s.

A Utah Uber accident attorney would recommend the following to help you get the most compensation in case of a collision with an Uber driver.

  • Stop the vehicle: If you are in an Uber, make the driver stop, and if you are in your own car, stop and pull over if required.
  • Call 911: You will definitely want a police record of this accident, and you may need an ambulance for anyone that is injured.
  • Watch what you say, and don’t admit fault: The less you say at the scene of the accident, the better. You do not want your words to come back to haunt you later. Whether talking to the other driver or the police, provide clear details but do not discuss fault.
  • Use your phone to document the scene: Snap some pictures of the vehicle, the people involved, and the surrounding scene so that you have documentation of what actually occurred. Aggressive Uber drivers and their insurance companies may try to revise history, so you want to be able to show what really happened.
  • Seek help: If you are injured, get help as soon as possible. Leave in the ambulance if necessary. Even if you’re not sure if you’re seriously hurt, get a full medical evaluation the next day or as soon as possible. Do not allow any accident-related health issues to linger, because the longer you put it off the more difficult it will be for you to receive compensation.
  • Find an experienced attorney: Avoid talking to Uber without an attorney. The rideshare company will do everything in their power to not pay you, and they have the experienced and legal backing to do so. Make sure you are fairly represented in the equation. Touching base with a Utah Uber accident attorney will give you the peace of mind you need to work through the process, and the expertise and experience you require in order to get the reparation you deserve.

Uber Drivers are Protected, and You Should Be Too

You can be sure that Uber protects their drivers to the fullest extent, and they are also encouraged to have extra insurance of their own. That being said, understand your rights in a rideshare accident.

When Uber says they don’t have the money to pay you fairly, or they are bristling at paying up, you should understand what you are entitled to and the restitution you deserve. Below are the parameters of insurance that you need to know about when it comes to Uber drivers. This is what the company has set up for its drivers in the case of an accident.

  • Waiting for a ride request/available: Uber has covered its drivers for $50,000 in bodily injury per person, $100,000 in bodily injury per accident, and $25,000 in property damage per accident.
  • During trips with riders or en route to pick up drivers: Uber has $1,000,000 third-party liability, uninsured/underinsured motorist bodily injury and/or first-party injury insurance, and contingent comprehensive and collision (up to the cash value of the car with a $2,500 deductible.)
  • Offline or off the driver app: The Uber driver is covered by their own personal insurance companies and their policy.

An Uber driver will need to pay the deductible, which can be as high as $2,500, for each collision or comprehensive claim, but some insurances offer a “deductible gap coverage.” It’s safe to say that a driver would do anything they can to avoid paying their deductible, so don’t fall for them offering you money out of pocket.

Seek the Restitution You Need to Pay Your Bills and Other Damages

After an accident happens, you don’t necessarily understand what you are entitled to and what the future might hold in terms of medical needs, damage to your property, and other accident-related expenses. But at Valley Law, we work for you. Our Utah Uber accident lawyers are well-trained to help you seek everything that you are entitled to. We will do our due diligence and keep pressing the issue so that your case is well-represented and you are seeking the full value of the damages you have suffered.

While every accident case is different, most will share some of the common types of damages listed below:

  • Medical treatment expenses: Including past and future bills, such as emergency room, special testing, surgeries, hospital bills, or anything else required to get your body back to its pre-accident condition. This also includes compensation for future problems such as long-term treatment or rehab
  • Replacement of wages: If you are losing wages because of the accident, or you end up with a permanent disability, you are entitled to compensation.
  • Damage to property: We will help you get compensated for any damage to your car, smartphones, or other personal items injured or ruined in the crash.
  • Pain and suffering: There are many things that fall under the pain and suffering element, and if you have experienced this we will get you the compensation you deserve.

Call On Our Utah Uber Accident Law Firm For Expert Representation

There is so much riding on your decision to involve a Utah Uber accident attorney after you have had an altercation with an Uber. With Uber’s big business having the back of each of its drivers on the road, it sure can make you feel vulnerable. But with Valley Law Utah on your side, you will have an experienced legal advocate at your side to help you stick up for what is right. With our many years of experience, our victories in negotiations and courtrooms, and our inexorable drive to get you what you deserve, Valley Law Utah is the perfect teammate for a fight against Uber or any other rideshare company responsible for your injuries.

Don’t wait and wonder another minute. Call us today at (801) 810-9999 or visit us online to schedule a free case review and learn more about the damages you may be eligible to seek.


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