Using an Uber driver to get around Salinas and Monterey County might be an easy decision as opposed to using public transportation or a private taxi cab company. That’s why Uber ridership is so popular throughout California, but there’s always a chance of being involved in some type of accident. That might be a single-vehicle accident with you as a passenger, or the accident might involve another driver, motorcyclist, bicyclist, or pedestrian.
If you were an Uber passenger or third party who was injured in an Uber accident that was caused by an Uber driver, you’re likely eligible to receive compensation for your injuries and damages. Martin Gasparian is an Uber accident attorney and the founder of Maison Law. You’ll want to speak with him as soon as you can after being injured in an accident involving an Uber vehicle.
Types of Uber Accidents in Salinas
An accident with injuries might be caused by an Uber driver or by somebody else. Like other motor vehicle accidents, they’re caused by carelessness and negligence. Here are some common types of accidents that Uber vehicles might be involved in:
- Single car accidents involving an Uber driver’s negligence.
- Rear-end, head-on, or broadside accidents that are caused by an Uber driver or another driver.
- Hit-and-runs involving an Uber driver or another driver.
- Accidents caused by an Uber driver when a customer is entering or exiting the vehicle.
- DUI accidents caused by the Uber driver or another driver.
Common Uber Accident Injuries
The severity of injuries suffered in an Uber accident often depends on whether the victim was the occupant of a passenger car, SUV or truck. Those individuals have a steel body and frame around them to help protect them in an accident. Motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians don’t have that protection, so it’s highly likely that their injuries will be considerably more severe. Here are some common types of Uber accident injuries:
- Traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries.
- Multiple fractures.
- Damage to spinal vertebrae and discs.
- Damage to internal organs.
- Traumatic or surgical amputations.
- Joint damage to ankles, knees, and hips.
- Soft tissue injuries.
- Abrasions with a strong possibility of infection.
Expect Resistance from Insurance Agencies
As soon as one or more opposing insurance companies learn about your accident and injuries, they’ll raise every possible reason as to why they shouldn’t be required to compensate you for the full value of your claim. There might even be a dispute between two or more of them as to which insurer should compensate you. All the while, your medical bills and lost time from work will continue to grow. You can’t afford to let that happen. You’ll only become a victim again.
Contact a Salinas Uber Accident Lawyer
Martin Gasparian at Maison Law knows how to force the issue as to who is going to compensate you for your injuries and damages. Don’t speak to an opposing insurer that is involved with your case before you speak with him. Rather than possibly hurting your case by speaking with an opposing insurer, you need to preserve and protect your right to compensation for the injuries and damages that you’ve suffered. You can do that by contacting Maison Law and arranging for a free confidential consultation and case review.
In your consultation, you can share the details of your accident and injuries and ask any questions about your prospective case and legal process. If Maison Law is retained to represent you, our objective will be to maximize any settlement or award that you deserve. Contact the Uber accident lawyer at Maison Law right away after being injured in an Uber accident in or around Salinas.