Have You Been Injured in an Uber or Lyft?

YOU MAY HAVE BEEN INJURED WHILE

  • a passenger in an Uber or Lyft car,
  • driving or riding in another vehicle hit by an Uber/Lyft or
  • a pedestrian, motorcyclist, or bicyclist hit by an Uber or Lyft

We can help you make a claim against Uber and their insurer, James River Insurance Company or Lyft and their insurer.

Learn about your rights to financial compensation if you were injured while riding in an Uber

We advance all of the costs necessary to move each case forward. In addition, we do not require our clients to pay a retainer fee for our services. Most individuals who are injured are not in a position—economically or psychologically—to pay their attorney hourly fees in order to retrieve compensation for their injury. We provide an easy way for our clients to litigate their case by offering a contingency fee agreement. 


That means we don’t get paid unless you win your case.

No Win, No Fee.

POSSIBLE REASONS FOR UBER & LYFT ACCIDENTS:

  • Lack of sleep. Most companies do not have an 8-hour time limit per 24 hours for their drivers; as such, in order to increase their salaries, many drivers attempt to work long hours over a 24-hour time span.

  • Failure to properly maintain vehicles in drivable conditions.

  • Negligence in driving, including speeding, reckless driving, and failure to follow roadway signage.

  • Driving while under the influence of an intoxicating substance, including drugs, sleeping medication, painkillers, and alcohol.

AVAILABLE REMEDIES FOR UBER & LYFT ACCIDENTS:

  • Past and future physical pain and suffering, mental anguish and physical impairment;

  • Past and future medical, hospital, rehabilitation, disability and other health care related expenses;

  • Past economic losses including lost wages, salary or income and property damage;

  • Loss of future income due to any long-term disability and permanent diminished earnings capacity;

  • Punitive damages (for outrageous wrongful conduct); and

  • Wrongful death when the lawsuit is brought by the family of the loved one who died.

ABOUT FALKOWITZ LAW FIRM

At Falkowitz Law Firm, we feel that those who are injured should not be obligated with expenses associated with their case.


That is why we advance all of the costs necessary to move each case forward. In addition, we do not require our clients to pay a retainer fee for our services. Most individuals who are injured are not in a position—economically or psychologically—to pay their attorney hourly fees in order to retrieve compensation for their injury months down the road. We don’t get paid unless you win your case.

If you've been injured in an Uber, there is no charge to speak with our law firm to evaluate your claim. 

Call ☎️ (844) 843-3866

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Hear What Former Clients Are Saying About Us!

I was nervous about starting a lawsuit. I knew that my injury was caused by someone else's mistake but I had no idea what to do about it and dealing directly with the insurance company was really stressful. After speaking with Gary and hearing about how his firm handles cases like mine, he made me feel really comfortable about going forward. Not only was he reliable but he was really successful.

Scott - Review From Avvo

I can't tell you how happy I was when I was given Gary's phone number. I was in a serious accident at work and was scared that I had not found a lawyer over the years who would take care of me and walk me thru each and every process. Whether it were day or night Gary was available for me to answer my questions or to help me understand what was going on with my case. He understood my concern and answered all my questions with out hesitation and most importantly without criticism as to how dumb my question might have been. Even though my case has ended he still follows up with me to see how I am doing. For that reason alone I would recommend him. I never once felt like a client but as if he made me part of his family. And he never treated my case as another case, he made me feel like he was fighting his own case. For that I am forever grateful.

Jonathan - Review From Avvo

FAQ'S

FREQUENTLY ASKED

QUESTIONS

When it comes to accidents sustained in Uber vehicles, we often get asked the following questions by our clients:

  • Can I sue Uber for an accident?
  • How can I file an Uber accident lawsuit?
  • What is Uber’s liability in accidents? What if I was injured and my injury required medical attention?
  • What are the rights of an Uber passenger in an accident? How do you open an Uber passenger accident claim?
  • What are the rights of Uber drivers? If I was an Uber driver and I got into an accident, does Uber cover my injuries?
  • I was hit by an Uber car. I don’t know whose fault the accident was. Can your law firm sue Uber?
  • Who do I file a claim with if I was injured as a passenger when riding in an Uber car?
  • Where to file an Uber Passenger Injury Claim?
  • How do I file a claim against Uber?
  • I was injured in an Uber accident. What do I do? What are my rights? Who do I contact?
  • How can I get a lawyer to sue Uber for an accident?
  • Do Uber drivers carry insurance?
  • Will my Uber accident attorney file a lawsuit against Uber, or the actual driver of the vehicle?
  • Do I need an Uber accident attorney or can I sue Uber myself?

If you've been injured in an Uber, there is no charge to speak with our law firm to evaluate your claim. 

Call ☎️ (844) 843-3866

AFTER THE ACCIDENT

WHAT TO DO AFTER THE ACCIDENT

How Do I File A Claim If I Was Injured In an Uber Accident?

If you were injured in an Uber accident as a passenger, or if you were driving your own car and an Uber car hit you, the at-fault parties have the legal obligation to pay you for your damages. Most of the time, the defendant in such cases will be Uber’s insurance company, James River Insurance Company. Unfortunately, insurance companies will not be fair to you and they will not pay you as much as you deserve. They will either offer nothing or very little. The role of insurance companies with respect to damages claims is to do whatever they can to reduce their financial exposure. They will employ every trick in the book and will dictate their hired adjusters to follow these criteria at the risk of being terminated from their positions. Common examples of tricks played by insurance companies in order to reduce or eliminate your right to recovery include the following.


  1. Contacting the injured party immediately following an accident and asking them about their injuries on a recorded line. As explained above, because of the rush of adrenaline, victims will not feel the full extent of the trauma immediately following an incident. Insurance companies know this and in many instances will contact a victim and ask them questions about their well-being and health. They will later use these recordings to establish the argument that you did not suffer the injuries you are claiming.

  2. Lying to victims about the time limit they have to file a lawsuit. Victims of personal injury have a certain time limit to file a lawsuit in court. Insurance companies know that many victims are unaware of this and will take advantage by lying to them about their time limit.

  3. Attempting to settle the matter after the accident. In many instances, especially when liability is clear, insurance companies will contact a victim and offer a certain amount of money in return for a release of all rights to file a claim in the future against them and their insured. Victims will unsuspectingly take the cash because they may desperately need to take care of immediate expenses, not aware of the full extent of their injuries and their potential case value. If you sign that release form, you will not be able to make a claim against Uber ever again. Do not sign anything until you have contacted an attorney.

  4. Attempting to settle your property damage claim. Perhaps the most common trick in their book is to “advise” victims where to go in order to receive a property damage estimate and get their vehicles fixed. Many of the body shops that are referred by insurance companies will low ball the property damage estimate and will fail to look for internal frame damage to the vehicle. This will result in both a low property damage recovery and a reduction in the potential recovery available for a victim personal injury claim.


Uber Passenger Accident Lawsuits

Don’t let insurance companies take advantage of you: Victims should always contact an attorney so that they can learn more about their rights. An experienced personal injury attorney knows all the tricks in the book played by adjusters and will likely guide the case a higher settlement. It is important to find an attorney experienced in Uber accident cases.


Cost of Attorney Representation for Your Case:  Victims of auto accident are often wary about contacting an attorney because of the seemingly high cost of legal representation. Instead, they opt to settle their claim with insurance companies on their own. This is a big mistake; the role of insurance adjusters is to reduce or in some instances eliminate any right you have to recovery for your damages so as to reduce losses to the company they work with.


Our law firm represents clients strictly on a contingency fee basis. This means that our clients will never have to pay out of pocket to any of our costs and fees.


Free Attorney Consultation Available:  If you have any further questions regarding the filing of a lawsuit against Uber or Lyft for an accident caused by drivers of the company, feel free to contact our law offices toll-free. Our Uber accident attorneys can travel to any location of your choosing, no matter how far, to meet with you regarding your case. All legal consultations are provided free of charge. Do not seek out an attorney who has no experience in Uber cases – call Falkowitz Law Firm today.


We Are Ready to Speak With You About Your Uber or Lyft Accident

If you've been injured in an Uber, there is no charge to speak with our law firm to evaluate your claim. 

Call ☎️ (844) 843-3866

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