Uber Accident Attorney in Winter Park
Uber and other ride-sharing services have become an extremely common and convenient option for getting around, which is both a blessing and a curse for overall transportation safety and convenience in cities across the country. Winter Park is no exception for the double-edged sword of services like Uber and Lyft, and so it is important that you understand your rights as a passenger if you were to be involved in an accident while using Uber or one of their competitors. While these companies do work to ensure they are hiring safe drivers, there are very few regulations that pertain to things such as maximum hours a driver can work at once or in a week, and their vehicles are not consistently inspected like a taxicab or another commercial livery vehicle may be.
Take a look at some things to consider if you have been involved in an Uber accident, and contact us today for a free consultation. Before you accept any sort of settlement or agreement with the ride-sharing service or their insurance company, be sure that you are armed with the right information and the advice of a personal injury attorney in Winter Park.
What Should I Do If I Have Been In An Uber Accident?
Uber and other ride-sharing services do have a high number of consumer safety processes in place to ensure that they are hiring qualified and responsible drivers to transport their customers. That said, the increasing popularity of Uber means an increase in cars on the road, and an increased chance of accidents. If you have been in an accident while riding with Uber, Lyft, or any other ride-share, follow these steps:
- First, be sure that you are safe immediately following the accident. Many times following an accident, you might be in shock or charged with adrenaline, and your first instinct is to assure yourself that you are ok, and might not prioritize your safety like you would normally.
- It is important that you seek medical attention following an accident. Again, shock and adrenaline may obscure the true extent of your injuries. Many times, your injuries can have a delayed onset, and only truly show themselves days or weeks after your accident. Unfortunately, insurance companies will use this fact to argue that the injury took place after the accident with their client unless you are able to prove otherwise with medical documentation.
- Gather reports from witnesses or first responders to the scene in order to corroborate your firsthand account of the accident. In addition, be sure to document your own account as soon as possible, since your recollection of the situation is guaranteed to fade or change as you get further away from the accident and begin to deal with the legal process. Writing everything down is the best way to ensure that your experience and explanation of the situation remains consistent and clear throughout this entire process.
- Speak with an attorney about your rights as soon as you are able to. When you are dealing with a massive company such as Uber, you will be dealing with a team of legal professionals who are on retainer specifically to protect the company from legal obligations. This means that they will likely be aggressive in their tactics, and will present you with a settlement offer that they will make seem is the best you will get. This is never true, and it is essential that you do not agree to anything.
Does Abercrombie, P.A. Represent Uber Accident Cases?
We are here to represent our clients for any type of personal injury or accident case in Winter Park, and will be happy to take your case and fight for the damages you are rightfully owed following an Uber accident. We will work to determine the factors that led to the accident, such as speed, distracted driving, improper vehicle maintenance, or an overworked operator.
Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation, where we will discuss an overview of your accident, the resulting injuries, and the impact this situation has had on your life. In addition, you will be able to ask questions about how we operate, and what to expect from our working relationship throughout this case.
Contact Us Today
We look forward to working with you to recover the damages that you rightfully are entitled to following your Uber accident. Contact us immediately to schedule your initial consultation, and to get started on the process of getting your life back on track financially after your injuries.