How To Win A Personal Injury Claim Against Uber*

Rideshare is growing in popularity. With an increase in demand, there are a greater number of rideshare vehicles on the road, so there is an increased chance of being in an accident with a ridehshare vehicle. If you were in an accident in which the other driver was at fault, you can pursue a personal injury claim.

How To Prove You’re Not At Fault For Being Hit

If you were injured in an accident caused by a rideshare vehicle, either as a pedestrian, a passenger, or as a driver or occupant of another vehicle, you will need to show that the driver was negligent and that caused the damages that you suffered. All drivers have a duty or a responsibility to adhere to traffic laws and protect others from harm. If the driver violated those laws or was distracted, then the duty was breached, and the first two elements of negligence were met. Then you will need to show that breach of duty caused the accident and then that accident caused your injuries and damages.

If you were in an accident, maintain supporting documentation to show your damages, such as medical bills, proof of missed work and lost wages and so forth. Always call the police so an accident report can be filed. If you are physically able to do so, get photos of the accident scene and of the injuries and damages caused by the crash. Ask witnesses for written statements.

Evidence To Win Your Personal Injury Claim After Being Hit

You will need to gather supporting evidence for your personal injury claim, or any other ridesharing company. Here are some of the documents that could benefit such a claim:

  • Medical bills
  • Photos of the accident scene
  • Photos of damages and injuries
  • Proof of missed work and lost wages
  • Witness statements
  • Accident report
  • Repair estimates
  • Tow bills
  • Rental car receipts

Also, look to see if any nearby traffic cameras or surveillance cameras could have caught the accident on video. The rideshare vehicle may even have a dash camera, which could be helpful in showing what caused the crash and resulted in your damages and injuries. All the evidence you can gather is beneficial in your personal injury claim’s success.

How A Lawyer Can Help You Win Your Personal Injury Claim

If you suffered injuries or damages because you were hit, you can pursue a personal injury claim to recover compensation for your damages. You should enlist the help of a personal injury attorney. The odds of a successful personal injury claim increase greatly when you have an accident injury lawyer representing you. Schedule your free case review today!

*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 any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.