When you think about Uber, all the convenience that comes with hiring your own personal driver with the tap of an app likely springs to mind. While this convenience can’t be denied, Uber accidents are dangerous accidents, and obtaining the compensation to which you are entitled can be exceptionally complicated. If an Uber driver’s negligence leaves you injured in an accident, turn to an experienced New Mexico Uber accident attorney for the help you need.
Will Uber cover my claim?
If an Uber driver’s negligence leaves you injured, you naturally want to know if Uber itself will be covering your losses (or legal damages), and the answer is complicated. Consider the following:
If the at-fault Uber driver who leaves you injured is on the Uber app and has an Uber passenger, Uber’s insurance policy will cover your claim.
If the at-fault Uber driver who leaves you injured is on the Uber app and is on the way to pick up an Uber passenger, Uber’s insurance policy will cover your claim.
If the at-fault Uber driver who leaves you injured is on the Uber app but doesn’t have an Uber passenger in his or her car or waiting for pickup, Uber’s policy will be tripped when the driver’s own coverage is exhausted.
If the at-fault Uber driver who leaves you injured is not on the Uber app, your claim will proceed just like any other car accident claim – through the driver’s insurance provider.
What losses can I recover on?
If you’ve been injured by an Uber driver’s negligence, you can seek compensation for all the following forms of loss:
Your medical bills, which may include ongoing expenses related to secondary health concerns
Your lost wages (if your injuries leave you unable to work)
Your physical and psychological pain and suffering, which can prove exceptionally challenging to overcome
Property damage to your vehicle
Do I need an attorney, and Can I afford one?
While there is no requirement that you hire an attorney, you improve your chances of fully recovering on your losses by doing so. And while the cost of hiring an attorney may concern you – especially in the face of your mounting medical expenses and lost income – it needn’t. Personal injury attorneys generally work on a contingency basis, and this means that they don’t get paid unless their clients’ claims settle (or receive court awards). In other words, if you don’t receive compensation for your Uber accident claim, you won’t owe your attorney anything, and if you do, your attorney will receive a predetermined percentage.
Discuss Your Concerns with an Experienced New Mexico Uber Accident Attorney Today
If an Uber driver’s negligence causes you to be injured, the capable New Mexico Uber accident attorneys at Salam & Associates are committed to employing the full strength of their legal skill and experience in focused pursuit of just compensation that addresses your losses in their entirety. We’re on your side and here to help, so please don’t wait to contact or call us at 866-640-8998 for more information today.