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Clovis Uber Accident Lawyer

Maison Law represents Clovis residents who are hurt in car accidents involving an Uber car. Our personal injury lawyers aggressively seek compensation for our clients from reckless Uber drivers and their employers. Please contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation for all local injury victims. It’s a no-risk opportunity to find out what your injury may be worth and how to hold Uber fully responsible for recovery costs.

Do I Need a Lawyer After an Uber Accident?

If your injuries end up being serious or if you are being blamed for an Uber accident you didn’t cause, you should talk over your options with a skilled Clovis Uber Accident Lawyer.

When medical costs will run high, Uber will fight hard to avoid having to provide full compensation. They’ll have corporate lawyers on the case, all trying to shift blame in an accident or working to downplay your injuries so they can offer you less. Your lawyer is your shield against these heartless tactics. Your Maison Law Attorney gathers powerful evidence to force insurance companies to provide the maximum in compensation for you and your family.

Uber Accident Dangers in Clovis

Commuters and those who run kids to school each morning already know how dangerous those trips can be. And some don’t realize how many drivers on Clovis roads are rideshare cars. A car swerving in the busy lanes of 168 may be an Uber employee staring at a cellphone screen after getting a ride alert. A speeding SUV on Fowler Avenue could turn out to be a rideshare driver in a rush to get a good rating from a passenger.

Pedestrians crossing streets at intersections may suffer harm from a careless Uber employee. A passenger in the backseat of an Uber car could also be hurt in a crash. An Uber driver could also suffer harm after another driver strikes the car. Uber may make it hard for accident victims and their own employees to secure help after an injury.

Many Uber drivers focus on remaining safe and careful motorists, but Uber drivers have a disadvantage when compared to normal people using the lanes. They are working while at the wheel. Their work duties can double the distractions a regular driver might deal with.

These are just a few of the hazards Uber drivers face that can lead to accidents for other motorists and pedestrians:

  • Driver Distractions: Uber drivers use GPS devices to get to their destination. This, along with using a cell phone, eating behind the wheel, or talking to a passenger could lead to a life-altering accident within seconds.
  • Working for Uber and Lyft: Some Uber drivers also work for other rideshares and delivery companies at the same time. This juggle between apps like Lyft and DoorDash only multiplies the time rideshare drivers have their eyes off the lanes ahead.
  • Drowsy Driving: Many Uber drivers work for extended hours or have made Uber their second job. Because of this, they may be exhausted and drowsy, which could cause them to fall asleep at the wheel.
  • Speeding: Because Uber drivers have deadlines to meet and money to make as quickly as possible, many drivers will speed to their destination. This could lead to a devastating accident within seconds.
  • Driving Under the Influence: It is not uncommon for Uber drivers to sometimes drive under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or both.
  • Trying to Locate Customer: When a driver is trying to locate a customer, they may wander into an area that they are unfamiliar with. They could also remove their eyes from the road while searching. This can lead to an accident with catastrophic results.

Your Maison Law personal injury lawyer fully investigates your accident. Your lawyer examines the Uber driver’s record and looks at Uber’s hiring practices. Accident reconstruction is also a powerful tool at our disposal to make sure Uber can’t try to shift blame for what happened. Your lawyer uses this evidence and testimony to get the most out of an injury claim for you and your family.

Does Uber Have Insurance for Accidents?

Uber does have coverage set aside if their drivers cause accidents. Their drivers must also have their own insurance policies. You may have to file claims against both the driver and Uber to recover the support you need to fully rebuild your life after an injury.

The amount of coverage available and who can be held liable will depend on what the rideshare driver was doing around the time of the accident:

  • If a passenger was inside the vehicle or the driver was on the way to pick up a passenger, Uber may provide $1 million in commercial liability or uninsured motorist insurance.
  • If the accident occurred when the Uber driver was merely logged into the app and waiting on a customer, Uber will provide $50,000 for the injury or death of one person, $100,000 for the injury or death of more than one person, or $30,000 for property damage.
  • If the Uber driver was driving on their own time, the driver will have to provide $15,000 for the injury or death of one person, $30,000 for the injury or death of more than one person, and $5,000 for property damage stemming from the collision.

In some cases, a normal driver could be to blame for ramming an Uber car. In this case, the other driver’s car insurance policy could be called upon to contribute to injury support. Your Maison Law attorney works to identify all parties that bear liability and to secure as much money from each as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have to file a claim against Uber?

A victim in an accident in California generally has up to two years after an accident to file a claim for damages against at-fault drivers and the company they drive for.

What if I can’t afford an Uber Accident Lawyer?

Residents in Clovis and Fresno County don’t need any upfront money to hire a Maison Law attorney. We don’t get paid unless we win your case for you. Then our fee comes out of the settlement Uber must provide.

Should I speak with Uber’s Lawyers?

Offer up only basic information. Uber’s lawyers and insurance adjusters will ask you to make a recorded statement going over what happened. Politely refuse. They are hoping you’ll say something they can twist to hurt your case later. Let your attorney handle any further communication with them.

Contact a Clovis Uber Accident Lawyer Today

If you have been injured in an accident involving an Uber driver, you should contact our Clovis Uber accident lawyers at Maison Law immediately.

Filing an injury claim with Uber and its insurance providers can be complex. It’s also easy to be tricked into accepting far less than you need to fully recover from an accident.

We offer a free and confidential case review to all Fresno County victims. Please contact us today to schedule an appointment. It’s a no-risk way to determine what your case is worth and how to hold Uber fully liable. We will gather all evidence available in your accident and provide you with the resources that you need to successfully move forward with a case.

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