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Have You Been Injured In An Uber Accident In Rhode Island?
The “new” rideshare service, Uber, has quickly become a service that millions of American’s depend on every day. Passengers can take full advantage of the service through an easy to use platform for quick and efficient transportation. Capable drivers in search of jobs can usually get hired rather easily and join more than 750,000+ Uber operators. In only a decade Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare services have transformed the transportation industry in the US, and around the world.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an Uber accident, pursue the compensation you are entitled to for your injuries. With extensive experience handling car accidents, pedestrian accidents, and personal injury cases, we understand victims can be struggling with medical expenses and reduced income while recovering from serious injuries. Our firm is committed to getting you the compensation you deserve. Contact an experienced Providence Uber accident lawyer today.
Common Causes of Providence Uber Accidents
Car accidents can happen quite commonly in our busy city streets, Uber’s are no exception to this. Given the nature of the business, accidents can be even more common among rideshare services. Operators may be unfamiliar with streets or lack the ability to drive safely, in addition to trying to get from destination to destination as quickly as possible. Here are some of the common causes of Uber accidents in Providence:
- Distracted Driving - Distractions are everywhere, especially for Uber drivers. They are busy communicating with passengers, controlling apps on their mobile devices, all while navigating through busy city streets to potentially unfamiliar destinations.
- Speeding - Uber drivers are paid for every job they complete, rather than taking an hourly wage. Some Uber drivers may try to take advantage of this by speeding through traffic to get to their next job.
- Poor Vehicle Maintenance - When vehicles are driven excessively on city streets, they require routine maintenance to be done. If a tire were to pop, or something in the vehicle malfunctions, it could cause serious injury to passengers and other vehicles on the road.
- Driving Under The Influence - Driving under the influence is never ok, it’s led to a lot of car accidents. An Uber driver may be more prone to this behavior while working long unsupervised in their car.
Who is responsible for an injury from an Uber accident?
Several factors could affect who the liable party is in an Uber accident. The best way to determine who is responsible for the injury is to prove who is directly responsible for the accident. When dealing with rideshare accidents, you may find yourself dealing with multiple insurance companies, other drivers, and Uber representatives. It can be hard to know which party you should be seeking compensation for your damages. A Providence Uber accident lawyer that is skilled in successfully handling personal injury cases like car accidents and pedestrian accidents can help you determine who is responsible for your injuries.
I’ve Been In An Uber Accident, What Do I Do Next?
Victims involved in Uber accidents are usually a little confused. Uber operators are responsible for their passengers, but may also be dealing with their own injuries or damage to their vehicle. While some passengers aren’t sure if they have to stick around, or what they should be doing at the time. If you’ve been involved in a Providence Uber accident, follow these steps:
1. Call The Police
Whenever you are in an auto accident, you need to contact the local authorities. They will conduct a police report at the scene, document any property damage, and call for the appropriate medical/emergency services if needed.
2. Contact An Uber Representative
Once it’s safe to do so, contact Uber - This can be done easily through the mobile app. They will ask you questions about the accident and get any information they require for their records and insurance purposes.
3. Gather Information At The Scene
If there is anyone around that witnessed the accident, get their contact information. They may be able to provide benefit statements to help build your case. Takedown information from any other drivers that were involved in the accident. Record as much of the scene as you can, take photos of injuries and property damages.
4. Speak To A Providence Uber Accident Lawyer
Once you have safely gathered all of your information and left the scene, find a lawyer that will help get you the compensation you deserve. Louis W. Grande, an expert in auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, and personal injury cases is here to help.
Will Uber compensate me for an accident?
If the operator was on the clock, transporting a passenger, and the accident was proven to be caused by another driver’s negligence, Uber may cover at least part of the damages. If Uber does not provide full compensation you may have to rely on your own insurance company to cover the remainder.
What can a Providence Uber accident lawyer do to help my case?
As soon as you choose to retain a lawyer, they start representing on your behalf. They deal with all of the information you gathered from the scene, contact witnesses for additional statements, compile medical records and police reports, a good lawyer will do everything in their power to help you win your case
How do you file an accident claim with Uber?
Uber’s platform allows users to easily access support in the event of an accident or any other type of emergency. Support can be reached by accessing the mobile app in the “help” section or you can phone the Uber emergency hotline.
Finding The Best Providence Uber Accident Lawyer
Hiring a Providence Uber accident lawyer is an important decision. The best lawyers can evaluate your case quickly and provide advice so you can make an informed decision. No professional should ever pretend to know the exact value of your personal injury case in advance, and you should never pay for an initial consultation. The law office of Louis W. Grande handles Uber accident cases on “contingency” contracts, meaning that you never pay unless we win your case.
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Louis W. Grande is a top-rated, award-winning Providence personal injury lawyer that has helped clients throughout the state of Rhode Island for the last 30+ years recover millions in compensation for personal injury claims. Have you been injured? Call today for a free case evaluation.
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TOP-RATED PROVIDENCE UBER ACCIDENT LAWYER
Louis W. Grande is committed to providing quality legal representation and above all, personal attention to our clients’ individual needs. Conveniently located within minutes of downtown Providence on historic Smith Street, there is never a charge for an initial consultation. With evening and weekend appointments available, call for an experienced Providence Uber accident lawyer, our firm is ready to assist you.
- No fee or cost unless we win your case.
- Receive the maximum compensation for your injuries.
- Personalized and professional service.
Before talking with the insurance companies, be sure to call our office. We are here to serve you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We aggressively defend the rights of injured people with personal injuries in Rhode Island. We will keep you updated on the status of your claim at all times while explaining the process and what you can expect following an Uber accident involving an injury. We are fully committed to getting the most money we can for you.
The time following an incident with a resulting injury is stressful, and we are here to offer you our legal support by fighting aggressively to defend your rights. No matter your legal situation, if you suffer an injury due to the negligence of another person, you could be compensated for your injuries.
Our goal is to get you the compensation you and your family deserve to relieve the financial impact following an accident involving an injury. Contact me now for help.