Have you been injured in an Uber accident in Bessemer, AL? If the answer is “yes,” you may be wondering if an attorney can help protect your interests. Cory Watson Attorneys is an Alabama personal injury law firm serving the Bessemer community. Our attorneys have been helping Bessemer accident victims fight for their rights to recoverable damages for nearly 40 years.
Car accidents are almost always painful, but car accidents with Uber drivers are almost always painful and complicated. If you’ve been hurt in an Uber accident, our Bessemer Uber accident lawyer wants to help you through your situation and restore your life to the way it was before the accident. We also want to give you the legal representation you deserve. You can review your legal options and next steps today during a free case review with our team member.
Who does Cory Watson Attorneys Help After a Bessemer Uber Accident?
Cory Watson Attorneys is here to help anyone who was hurt in a Bessemer Uber Accident. The types of clients our attorneys are looking to work with include but are not limited to the following:
- Uber passengers who were injured in an accident
- Uber drivers who were injured in accidents caused by other drivers
- People who were not in the Uber car but were injured in the accident
If you fall into one of these three categories, you likely are dealing with injuries and problems because of someone else’s negligence. Cory Watson Attorneys has built our reputation on helping people in your situation get the financial compensation they deserve for their injuries.
You don’t have to fight the insurance company alone, and you probably shouldn’t. The way we see it, your only fight after an Uber accident should be the fight to make a full physical and mental recovery. If you let us take your case, we’ll handle the fight for your financial compensation.
For a free legal consultation with a uber accidents lawyer serving Bessemer, call 877-562-0000
How Our Bessemer Uber Accident Lawyer Can Help You After a Rideshare Accident
We help our personal injury clients in several ways. First, we approach all our cases from a client-centered standpoint. The number one thing we want for our clients after an injury accident is for them to make a full recovery. We believe there are two ways to help them accomplish that.
First, we take care of the case-related details so that the only thing our clients need to worry about is recuperating and getting back to normal after the accident. Examples of the case-related details we handle for our clients include:
- Negotiating directly with the liable party’s insurance company
- Keeping track of accident-related medical expenses and property damage
- Gathering evidence that can prove liability in the accident (e.g., police reports, eyewitness interviews)
- Representing our clients in court if we cannot settle the case during negotiations
- Preparing for trial (e.g., witness preparation, filing of motions)
- Managing trial depositions
All that legwork dovetails with our other mission: to hold the liable party (or parties) in your accident accountable for their negligence. Things like medical bills and lost earnings can pose a serious obstacle to your accident recovery. We can help you navigate that obstacle. We believe that when Uber accidents cause havoc in your life, the liable party should pay the price, not you.
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How does Uber’s Insurance Policy Work?
When it comes to accidents with Uber drivers, their state-mandated liability insurance covers them when they are driving (e.g., driving to the store, picking their children up from school) with the Uber app disengaged.
However, when it comes to accidents with on-duty Uber drivers, Uber carries liability insurance that applies. Some common examples of when Uber’s coverage would apply include:
- Dropping off or picking up passengers with the app engaged
- Driving with the app engaged and waiting for a new ride request
- Driving with passengers in the car
So, regardless of the circumstances surrounding your Uber accident, the Uber driver should have liability insurance that covers the accident. The important thing for you to know as a Cory Watson Attorneys client is that no matter which insurance policy was in force when you got hit, we’re here to help you fight for fair compensation.
What Are the Coverage Limits of an Uber Policy?
Uber driver insurance coverage depends on the driver’s status at the time of the accident.
If the driver is not on the app, their personal insurance could cover any accidents they cause. If they are on the app and waiting to match with a passenger, their insurance should cover any injuries they cause. However, Uber offers the following contingency coverage if the driver’s personal insurance won’t cover the accident:
- $50,000 bodily injury per person per accident
- $100,000 maximum bodily injury coverage per accident
- $25,000 maximum property damage per accident
If the driver has a passenger in their vehicle, Uber’s $1 million liability policy will apply.
The total value of many cases is below these limits. However, there are also severe Uber accidents where the total damages exceed the coverage limits. In those cases, we may pursue the driver, or Uber, for any recoverable damages that exceed the policy limits. The potentially recoverable damages in your Uber accident case depend on the total recoverable damages the accident causes.
What Damages Are Recoverable After an Uber Accident in Bessemer?
The financial fallout from an Uber accident you didn’t cause is not your legal responsibility. Any money you spend on your recovery or lose because of an Uber accident qualifies as recoverable damages. These damages are recoverable because you have a legal right to try and recover your financial losses from whoever caused those damages.
We work closely with our clients to come up with a total for recoverable damages that is commensurate with their accident-related losses. Then we demand those damages from the liable party in your Uber accident. The types of damages we include in our demand may include one or more of the following:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost income
- Future earning ability
- Pain and suffering
- Long-term disability (when necessary)
- Post-accident care (rehabilitation)
- Medical transportation
- Property damage
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Is It Expensive to Hire an Uber Accident Attorney in Bessemer?
We believe in making it as easy as possible for clients to use our services. That’s why our firm takes Uber accident cases on what is known as a contingency fee arrangement. In this arrangement, our firm assumes the cost of representing a client without collecting a fee unless we win the case. Remember, we don’t want you worrying about anything besides recovery. That includes any legal bills.
The sooner you reach out to us, the sooner we can review your accident and get to work on your case. You generally have two years from the accident date to sue for damages after an Uber accident in Alabama, per Ala. Code § 6-2-38. We will ensure we file your case on time, as missing this deadline means you will no longer be eligible to hold the liable party accountable for your damages.
Our Legal Team Is Ready to Help You After a Bessemer Uber Accident Today
We are ready to talk with you more about your Bessemer Uber accident and review the details. We can explain the legal options you have and answer your questions. We want to help you put the accident behind you as soon as possible, so reach out to us today for a free consultation.