Uber is a transportation network company that does business throughout Alameda County and Livermore. Given Uber’s increased popularity over the years, the frequency of Uber car accidents has increased too. If you were a passenger, another driver, a motorcyclist, bicyclist or pedestrian who was injured in an accident in or around Livermore that was caused by an Uber driver, you’re going to be in a difficult position. You’ll be caught between at least two insurance companies, each pointing its respective finger at the other while your medical bills and lost time from work continue to accrue.
You’ll want to contact us here at Maison Law as soon as you can to arrange for a free consultation and case review.
Some Common Types of Uber Accidents
- Rear-End Collisions: Of course, nearly all rear-end accidents are the fault of the following driver, but Uber drivers are often in unfamiliar areas. They’re often trying to locate passengers or locations, and they often stop quickly and unexpectedly. That unexpected stopping can cause rear-end accidents.
- Broadside Collisions: An Uber driver might make legal or illegal U-turns to get to a passenger or destination. An oncoming vehicle can collide with the turning Uber vehicle, especially at night or if visibility is poor.
- Pedestrian Accidents: When an Uber driver is looking for their customer on the side of the road, that driver might not be looking at other people on or near the roadway. That driver might even hit his or her own passenger before the passenger gets in the car.
- Falls Entering or Exiting: Uber drivers are under pressure to get to the next possible customer. Drivers have injured their passengers by putting their car in motion before a passenger has fully entered or exited the vehicle.
Common Uber Accident Injuries in Livermore
The nature and extent of an Uber accident victim’s injuries often depends on how well protected that a victim was. It’s safe to say that those who are inside of vehicles at the time of an accident usually experience less serious injuries. Those who do not have the protection of a metal body and frame around them ordinarily suffer far more serious injuries. Some common Uber accident injuries might include the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries.
- Fractures of the extremities.
- Internal organ damage.
- Vertebral injuries, including disc displacement or herniation.
Don’t Let the Insurance Companies Hurt You Too
Two or more insurance companies are likely to be involved in an Uber accident while you’re caught in the middle. While they’re arguing who should compensate you for your injuries, your medical bills and lost time from work will be increasing. You must be proactive from the start. Report the accident to 911, even if somebody else says that they did so. As you’re injured, ask that both police and paramedics be dispatched. Then, get to an emergency room right away. Your police accident report should have all appropriate insurance information for the Uber driver.
California has legislated what insurance company should be covering your accident, but that isn’t going to keep them from trying to shove off some or all of the responsibility for your injuries and damages over onto somebody else, including you.
Contact a Livermore Uber Accident Lawyer
After leaving the emergency room, preserve and protect your right to compensation for your injuries and damages by contacting us at Maison Law to arrange for that free consultation and case review. We know how to break that deadlock between the insurers. When you retain us to represent you in your Uber accident, our objective will be to obtain the maximum compensation for your injuries and damages that you deserve.