Have you experienced an accident involving an UBER or another rideshare service, regardless of whether you were a passenger, driver, or pedestrian? If so, you may be entitled to compensation. Rideshare services offer convenience and safety when getting home after a night out, but even the most responsible drivers can encounter accidents. If you’ve suffered injuries in a rideshare accident, Belal Hamideh can help. An UBER accident lawyer for Glendale and the surrounding area, Belal can provide a free case evaluation and then assist you every step of the way.
Whether you were hurt as an UBER passenger or struck by a rideshare driver, the last thing you expected was to be injured. As a result of your injuries, you might be facing medical bills, the inability to work, a lengthy rehabilitation process, and various other challenges. Belal Hamideh has extensive experience handling these types of cases, and we’re ready to leverage our expertise to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
If You’ve Been Injured in an UBER as a Passenger:
It’s natural to be in shock, to not be sure what to do after an accident. The best course of action is to:
- Prioritize Safety: Make sure you and your driver move the vehicle out of harm’s way. Assess your own injuries and check others if possible.
- Call 911: If any injuries are severe, request an ambulance. Even if you don’t see visible injuries, seek medical attention, as shock can mask symptoms. Moreover, the police can file a police report which can help your case significantly.
- Document Evidence: Collect information from the UBER driver, including their name, license, and insurance details. Gather information from other parties involved, including witnesses. If it’s safe to do so, take pictures of vehicle damage, the accident scene, injuries, and document the accident location.
Contact Your Insurance Company: contact them and tell them what happened.
- Consult an Attorney: You might be entitled to compensation, and an experienced attorney can ensure you receive it.
If You’re Injured in an Accident Involving an UBER
You have the same rights as an UBER passenger injured in an accident. Follow the steps mentioned above for injured passengers, gather the UBER driver’s information, and seek immediate medical attention. Afterward, contact an attorney who specializes in such cases.
If You’re an Injured UBER Driver
After following the same steps as mentioned for injured passengers and collecting information from the other driver, your first action should be to contact an attorney experienced in rideshare accident law. UBER may not adequately protect its drivers (to say the very least), and having a knowledgeable lawyer on your side is crucial for obtaining the compensation you deserve.
What is UBER’s Insurance Policy?
UBER’s insurance policy varies depending on whether the driver is “offline,” in Period 1, Period 2, or Period 3. Each phase has specific coverage limits. Remember, UBER may try to minimize its liability, but we work diligently to make sure that you receive everything you deserve.
If the driver is “offline,” then their personal insurance and not UBER’s will be involved with the accident. If the driver is in Period 1, they’re logged into UBER but haven’t accepted a ride. In Period 2, the driver has accepted a ride and in Period 3, they’ve picked up a passenger. Each is a different level of coverage but, no matter what period your accident occurs in, Belal Hamideh and the rest of our team will do everything in our power to make sure that you receive maximum compensation.
Can I Sue UBER for My Accident?
In the past, suing UBER directly was challenging due to their classification of drivers as independent contractors. However, recent legislation may have changed the landscape. It’s best to consult an UBER accident attorney who can guide you on who to sue. Liability in UBER accidents is similar to other vehicular accidents and may depend on factors such as duty of care, negligence, and causation. As complicated as these cases can get, it’s beneficial to have a pro on your site.
How Much is an UBER Accident Worth?
The worth of your accident depends on various factors, including the severity of your injuries, impact on your earning capacity, pain and suffering, recovery time, medical care needs, and more. Economic damages cover medical expenses and lost earnings, while non-economic damages encompass intangibles like pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and life changes.
How Long Should I Wait to File My UBER Claim?
In California, you typically have two years from the date of the rideshare accident to file a claim. However, if a government vehicle was involved, you may have only six months. The sooner you consult with a lawyer, the quicker you can pursue the compensation you deserve.
Belal Hamideh: UBER Accident Lawyer in Glendale
UBER can be a convenient way to travel in Southern California, but accidents can happen. You deserve an experienced attorney who knows exactly how these cases work. That’s what Belal Hamideh can do. With years of experience in helping folks who are in the exact position that you are right now, he can work aggressively on your behalf to make sure you receive all of the compensation you deserve.
For a free case evaluation for your UBER accident case, we encourage you to complete the form at our site or give us a call.