Most of us have used Uber at one time or another. It’s generally cheaper than a cab, more convenient than a train, and available with just a few taps on your phone. It’s super-convenient, easy to use, and efficient, whether you’re getting a ride to or from the airport, you need transportation after a night out with friends, or you simply don’t feel like dealing with the hassle of city driving.
Rideshare Laws and How They Work
The rise of Uber and other rideshare services brought with it a whole new area of law, one which remains complicated and challenging to navigate. That said, as an Uber passenger, your rights are pretty straightforward. The bottom line is, if you’re injured as a passenger in an Uber car involved in an accident, you probably have a fairly strong case for compensation for any injuries you may have received.
Uber drivers are required to have their own car insurance, which covers passengers in the event of an accident. Uber also provides uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage if the liable driver does not have car insurance. So, there is a type of expectation that Uber and/or its drivers are obligated to pay for any injury you may sustain as a passenger in one of their cars.
That said…keep in mind that Uber (and any other rideshare service) is in the business to make money, not pay it out to other people. So, while they may present a nominal settlement or offer, odds are you’re entitled to much more. And that’s when you want to hire an experienced Uber injury lawyer.
How an Uber Injury Law Firm Can Help
The Lapidus Law Firm knows its way around the muddy waters of rideshare laws, and we have your best interests in mind. Remember, the lawyers and insurance companies of rideshare companies are fighting for them, not you. They don’t want to spend money; they want to make it. BUT: That’s where we come in.
First off, if you’re injured (even if it only seems minor), seek medical attention right away. Call 911 at the scene or get to an emergency room or doctor as soon as possible so your injuries can be diagnosed and adequately documented.
Remember that just a small bump can result in something much more serious below the surface–the only way to find that out is by getting medical care in a timely fashion. Then give us a call. If you are injured, medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more should be included in your settlement offer. The best way to increase the chances of that happening? Getting an experienced lawyer.
Uber Injury Law Firm
If you’re a passenger who’s been injured in an Uber vehicle in Maryland or Washington, DC, call The Lapidus Law Firm at (202) 785-5111 or (301) 852-7500 to schedule a free consultation. Once we get the details of your case, we’ll handle it from there. We’ll take on Uber’s lawyers and insurance companies and work our hardest to secure you a fair and reasonable settlement for your injuries.