Uber Accident Attorney in Green Bay
When you climb into an Uber, you may assume that it will offer you a safe and effective way to reach your destination. Unfortunately, sometimes, Uber rides can turn disastrous. If an accident in an Uber injures you, you may wonder what to do next.
Do you have the right to file an injury claim? How can you protect yourself after a Green Bay Uber accident? As the victim of someone else’s negligent behavior, you may not know how to seek the legal assistance you need.
Working with an experienced Uber accident lawyer can give you a better idea of how much your case is worth and how to pursue compensation for your injuries.
Contact Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers to learn about your options to recover compensation.
Do I Have Grounds for a Green Bay Uber Accident Claim?
Uber offers a substantial insurance policy that helps protect its drivers, passengers, and others injured by negligent Green Bay Uber drivers. You may have grounds for a claim.
Did you suffer injuries as a passenger in an Uber vehicle?
When you sustain injuries as a passenger in an Uber, you may be able to claim compensation through Uber’s insurance policy. As a passenger, it may be easier for you to establish the other party’s liability. However, you may still need assistance collecting evidence to determine who caused the accident. If another driver caused the accident, you might need to start by pursuing compensation through that driver’s insurance company.
Did you suffer injuries as a driver or passenger in another vehicle due to the negligent actions of an Uber driver?
If an Uber driver causes an accident, the other individuals injured in that accident may be able to claim compensation for their injuries. That includes a driver or passenger in another vehicle, pedestrians, and cyclists whom the Uber driver’s negligence injured.
Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers Can Help After a Green Bay Uber Accident
Whether a negligent Uber driver crashed into you or you suffered injuries as a passenger in an Uber vehicle, you deserve to have an experienced legal professional guide you through the claims process and give you comprehensive legal support. At Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers, we are passionate about helping our clients get the legal support they need.
We collect evidence to establish liability for the Uber accident.
As a passenger in an Uber vehicle, you may not think you need help collecting evidence regarding who caused the accident. Unless you deliberately distracted the driver or jerked the wheel, you know you did not cause the accident. However, you may need help collecting evidence to establish which driver caused the accident since you will need to file a claim with the liable driver’s insurance company.
We streamline the claims process.
Dealing with claim delays after an Uber accident can feel incredibly frustrating. You may need to recover compensation as soon as possible to pay off your medical bills or take care of your regular expenses, like housing, food, and transportation, while you recover. At Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers, we help our clients streamline the claims process to avoid lengthy, frustrating delays.
We ensure our clients know how much compensation to expect from an Uber accident claim.
An Uber accident can cause serious injuries, like spinal cord or brain injuries that require costly long-term care. Unfortunately, many insurance companies refuse to acknowledge the hardships injury victims face. Instead, they often try to reduce their financial obligation as much as possible.
At Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers, we help our clients break down the expenses accumulated due to their Uber accident injuries. We include the medical bills they may have accrued and estimated future medical expenses, property losses, and other damages. Doing this tells our clients how much money they might expect from an Uber accident settlement. It also helps us negotiate from a position of power when the insurance company tries to undercut the claim's value.
We represent you.
At Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers, we represent our clients’ interests. No other parties look out for our clients—the insurance companies and opposing parties only look out for themselves. At Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers, however, we focus on our clients’ needs. We do everything we can to reduce our clients’ stress while dealing with complicated claims. Additionally, while most Uber accident claims settle in negotiations, we can also represent our clients in court when necessary.
Causes of Green Bay Uber Accidents
Uber drivers receive no more training than the average passenger vehicle driver. As a result, they carry the same risk of causing an accident. Furthermore, Uber drivers may have to deal with some factors that can further increase their chance of causing an accident, such as:
Excessive Hours on the Road
Often, Uber drivers work long hours, trying to pick up as many rides as possible to make more money from fares. They may deliberately choose to work during high-volume hours, generally during the evening or early morning—even if they feel fatigued. Furthermore, many Uber drivers have second jobs, which means they may already be exhausted even before they start driving.
Driver fatigue threatens many drivers. Fatigue can cause drivers to suffer from tunnel vision, poor decision-making, and decreased reflexes; these are the same symptoms as driving while intoxicated. Fatigued Uber drivers may even nod off while driving, leaving no one in control of the vehicle.
Many Uber drivers have little experience when they first start driving for Uber. While Uber does require its drivers to be at least 21 years old, not all Uber drivers have extensive driving experience. Further, they may not be familiar with driving in the Green Bay area, increasing the risk of accidents.
Uber drivers get paid according to the fare. Some Uber drivers may speed to drop off their passengers faster, enabling them to pick up more riders and make more money. However, speeding increases the risk of an accident and may increase an accident’s severity if one does occur.
Uber drivers often encounter distractions. They may check the Uber app or GPS to ensure they do not miss any notifications or turns. Or, they may become distracted while chatting with a passenger, changing a radio station, or looking for the correct pickup location. However, these behaviors can cause an accident in an instant.
Green Bay has several dangerous intersections, including Military and Mason, where many collisions occur each year as drivers rush through yellow lights or drive while distracted. Unfortunately, many Uber drivers frequent areas around dangerous intersections, including those around bars, restaurants, or high-traffic areas of Green Bay.
Some people in Green Bay may request an Uber when they do not feel comfortable driving themselves for any reason, including during the area’s cold winters. Unfortunately, Uber drivers may not be any more skilled than the average person navigating in bad weather. In addition, Uber drivers may feel they have to work even when weather conditions become dangerous.
Uber drivers often spend a lot of time driving, causing wear and tear on their vehicles. Uber drivers must maintain their cars. However, if a mechanical problem occurs because a mechanic failed to fix their car correctly, the mechanic could be liable for any resulting accidents.
How Much Compensation Should You Expect from a Green Bay Uber Accident?
Each Uber accident case is unique. Without knowing the details of your case, we cannot predict how much your claim may be worth. However, at Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers, we can examine your financial losses to estimate how much compensation you should expect. Contact our team for a free case evaluation. When estimating your claim’s value, we will consider the following:
Your Medical Bills
Medical bills can grow astronomically after an Uber accident. Ambulance transportation alone can cost hundreds of dollars, and an emergency room bill could set you back even more. Then, you have the ongoing costs associated with treating your injuries: durable medical equipment, long-term or in-home care, or physical and occupational therapy, for example.
Talk to our lawyers about what medical care you have received for your injuries and what medical care you expect to need in the future. Your lawyer can help you break down those bills and report them clearly to the insurance company.
Your Lost Income
Serious injuries from an Uber accident may also cause significant income loss. Frequently, Uber accident injuries prevent victims from returning to work while they recover.
Depending on the severity of the injuries, they may spend a long time out of work as they recover. Even once they can go back to work, they may have to miss more time for medical appointments. Talk to your Uber accident lawyer about the compensation you may deserve for the time you missed at work.
Some people permanently lose their ability to work in their preferred industries because of Uber accident injuries. If you suffer permanent changes in your ability to work, including an inability to fill your previous job role, consult a lawyer about including compensation for lost wages and earning capacity in your claim.
Your Pain and Suffering
Many Uber accident victims suffer from immense emotional anguish related to losing their independence, especially if their injuries are permanent. In addition, they may suffer deep physical pain from the severity of the injuries. As part of an Uber accident claim, you can request compensation for the non-financial damages you may have sustained, like pain and suffering. Contact our team to find out whether to include pain and suffering or other damages in your claim.
Do You Need a Green Bay Uber Accident Lawyer?
If you sustained injuries in a Green Bay Uber accident, working with a lawyer can help you understand how much compensation you deserve and how to pursue it. Our experienced legal team helps Uber accident victims recover from Green Bay accidents both inside and outside the courtroom.
Contact Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers today at (920) 504-3655 for your free case evaluation.