Uber is a household name now, but it was not always that way. Ridesharing services have exploded in popularity over the last decade and most of us take for granted that each ride is going to be completely safe. However, what are you supposed to do if you get into a crash involving an Uber vehicle? Was it at fault for the car accident and personal injury, the other driver, the rideshare driver, or both for different reasons? What happens if they are uninsured, or there was a wrongful death as a result of the accident with the Uber driver or Lyft driver?
There are answers to these questions, and more, and we can see what we can answer with a free case evaluation.
Accident cases like these can require a law firm with years of experience in both the general practice areas of personal injury, automobile accident injury as well as being able to navigate these niche cases. The car accident lawyer attorney-client relationship can develop over the course of the accident claim, as we work to understand what happened and what compensation you deserve.
At Peddicord & Townsend LLC, we understand these incidents and how complicated they can become. When you need a Kansas City Uber accident attorney, you can count on us to be by your side, working to secure compensation for all of your crash-related expenses.
Getting an Uber ride to show up at your location could not be easier. With the push of a button in the app, you can be off towards your destination. You should not have to worry about your safety, but just in case, you know that Uber has a $1 million insurance policy to cover anything that could happen.
That should make it easy to cover your expenses in the aftermath of a car crash, right?
No, unfortunately, it will not be easy. After a crash with an Uber vehicle, there are going to be many insurance companies battling over who is responsible for covering what – Uber’s insurance, the Uber driver’s personal insurance, and the insurance companies of anyone else involved. Determining if there was drunk driving involved can affect the accident case, insurance coverage, medical expenses, uninsured parties involved, and more. The last thing any rideshare company wants to be at fault for is a case involving serious injuries or wrongful death, due to the negligence of their rideshare drivers.
Meanwhile, you are stuck dealing with your injuries and all of the expenses. Consider the common vehicle accident injuries we deal with regularly:
The medical bills for these injuries can quickly rise into the tens, even hundreds of thousands of dollars and that does not include other hidden accident costs, things like lost wages if a victim cannot work, and rehabilitation, emotional and psychological damages, and more.
Uber drivers are just like anyone else. They are regular people with no special driver training or experience. They are prone to the same mistakes, carelessness, and negligence behind the wheel as anyone else.
For the latest reporting year in Missouri, there were over 150,000 vehicle accidents, with the most happening during the 4:00 pm to 7:59 pm. Out of those, there were more than 57,000 injuries. Vehicle crashes are a reality and they WILL happen with Uber vehicles as well.
We are not here to discourage anyone from using ridesharing services, but we will be here to help you if you are injured due to an incident or car accident with an Uber vehicle or Uber driver or any rideshare service accidents. At Peddicord & Townsend LLC, our law firm knows that these cases will become more complicated than typical vehicle crash cases and our legal team will provide legal advice and work to ensure you are treated fairly in your accident claim.
Our goal is to secure compensation for all of your crash-related expenses, including:
All car accident claims are different and present challenges, from damages, insurance claims, medical care, even long-term medical care or being placed in a nursing home facility. Let our legal team use their years of experience in injury cases to help you and your loved one with your Kansas City car accident claim.