Since there are so many vehicles on the roads, and since there are so many transports with these vehicles, the chances of being in an accident with a rideshare vehicle is quite possible.
Injuries That Occur in a Ridesharing Accident
When you are in an accident with an Uber or any other rideshare company, you could suffer a variety of injuries. As an example, a T-bone crash could lead to whiplash, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, and bruising. A rear-end collision can cause whiplash and neck and back injuries. A head-on collision can cause brain injuries, fractures, spinal injuries, and even paralysis. Any of these injuries could have lasting results.
If you suffer any of these injuries, you may find yourself unable to work and earn a living. As an example, a back injury can keep you from walking or standing for long time periods. You may not be able to reach, lift, or carry items. If you have suffered a spinal injury, you will not be able to lift, carry, grasp, bend, squat, walk, or get up from a seated position. Whiplash can be painful and affect your ability to stand long periods or walk considerable distances.
Filing A Personal Injury Claim After a Rideshare Accident
If you have been in an accident, you will want to file a personal injury claim to recover compensation for your damages. When you file a claim against Uber and/or the driver or any other party, you will need to prove liability. To do this, you must show that all four elements of negligence were met and that caused the crash that led to your injuries and damages. Any time there is an auto accident, you should call the police so an accident report can be filed.
Take photos of the accident scene, of the damages and of any visible injuries. Ask any witnesses to provide written statements and be sure to get their names and contact details. Maintaining supporting documentation is essential to the success of your disability claim. Keep medical records and medical bills and be sure to document any missed work and lost wages. When you file a claim, you will want to include all your damages – both past and future.
Working With A Personal Injury Attorney
The key to a successful personal injury claim is gathering supporting evidence and documentation. If you have been in accident with an Uber or any other party and you are unable to work, you should enlist the help of a personal injury attorney who handles such cases in your state. There is a strict statute of limitations for pursuing a claim, so to make sure your claim is underway in a timely manner and that you have all your supporting documentation together. Schedule a free case review today, so you can get your accident claim filed after a bad accident.
*Disclaimer: The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Uber, or another party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.