If you have been injured in a collision with an Uber driver, you don’t need to suffer in silence. With the help of a Mobile Uber accident lawyer from Lattof & Lattof, P.C., you may be able to recover some much-needed compensation and hold the at-fault party responsible for their actions.
Our attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience fighting for injury victims in Mobile, AL. Give us a call today at (251) 432-6691 to schedule a free consultation with us.
How Lattof & Lattof, PC Can Help You Fight for Compensation
The legal team here at Lattof & Lattof, PC, is committed to fighting tirelessly on behalf of the people of Mobile. When you hire us to help you pursue compensation after a rideshare accident, we will:
Provide You with Sound Legal Advice
As you work through your Uber accident lawsuit, you will almost certainly be forced to make a variety of tough decisions. Your actions, when faced with these tricky situations, can have a huge bearing on the eventual outcome of your case. If you can manage to make smart choices on a consistent basis, you may be able to boost your odds of recovering the compensation you deserve.
At Lattof & Lattof, PC, our Mobile personal injury lawyers understand how frightening it can be to make decisions that can have such a sizable impact on your future. So, when you work with us, we will make sure you don’t have to do so on your own. Our attorneys will always be available to provide you with the advice you need to make the right calls.
Search for Evidence to Help Your Case
As part of your efforts to seek financial restitution after your Uber crash, you will most likely need to prove that:
- The other party owed you a duty of care
- They breached their duty of care by acting recklessly or negligently
- Their breach of duty caused you to sustain an injury
- Your injury is as life-altering as you claim
To prove these four essential points, you will need to present the court and all involved parties with a plethora of relevant evidence. When you work with our law firm, we will help you search for that evidence.
Negotiate a Settlement Deal with the Other Party’s Insurer
Insurance companies rarely want to take Uber accident cases all the way to trial. Instead, they typically prefer to resolve these matters by negotiating a settlement agreement with the plaintiff.
Over the years, the attorneys here at Lattof & Lattof, PC, in Mobile, have negotiated countless settlement deals on behalf of our clients. If you are interested in resolving your lawsuit through the settlement process, we would be more than happy to use all of our experience and expertise to try to hammer out a fair and equitable deal.
Are you ready to hire a personal injury lawyer from Lattof & Lattof, PC, to help you fight for the compensation you deserve? If so, please do not hesitate to give us a call or contact us online to set up a free consultation at our law offices in Mobile, AL.
Common Causes of Rideshare Accidents in Mobile
Uber and Lyft accidents happen just about every day in the City of Mobile. Some are relatively minor and result in nothing more than some light property damage. Others are much more serious – often killing and severely injuring pedestrians, cyclists, and other motorists.
Regardless of the outcome, most rideshare accidents in Mobile are caused by one of the following factors:
- Drunk driving
- Fatigued driving
- Distracted driving
- Poorly maintained vehicles
- Wet or icy roads
- Inexperienced drivers
Our law firm has been helping the people of Mobile fight for financial restitution after car accidents for many years. So, whether your Uber crash was caused by a drunk driver or an icy road, you can count on us to guide you through the legal process. Reach out to us today to discuss the details of your case with one of our knowledgeable attorneys.
Common Injuries Sustained By the Victims of Mobile Uber Accidents
People who are involved in accidents with Uber drivers can suffer a wide range of different injuries – many of which have the potential to leave them with permanent disabilities and long-term health issues.
A short sampling of some of the most common injuries sustained by Uber accident victims in Mobile, AL, would include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Fractured bones
- Eye injuries
- Internal organ injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
Have you been injured in an Uber accident? If so, the legal team here at Lattof & Lattof, PC, would be honored to help you fight for the compensation you deserve. Give us a call or contact us online at your earliest convenience to arrange a free case evaluation at our Mobile law offices.
Assigning Liability in Uber Accident Cases
When filing a personal injury lawsuit in the state of Alabama, plaintiffs are required to name a defendant. In most car crash cases, the at-fault driver is the liable party. For Uber accidents, however, identifying the defendant requires plaintiffs to investigate how the Uber app was being used at the time of the collision:
Uber App Switched Off
When an Uber driver gets into an accident while their app is inactive, they are almost always found to be the liable party. As such, injured parties have the right to pursue compensation through the driver’s insurance policy.
In the state of Alabama, motorists are legally obliged to carry auto insurance with the following minimum limits:
- $25,000 of bodily injury coverage per person
- $50,000 of bodily injury coverage per accident
- $25,000 of property damage coverage per accident
Uber App Switched On, with No Passenger On-Board
If an accident occurs while a Uber driver has their app turned on, but does not have any passengers in their vehicle, liability for all damages typically falls on the rideshare company. Injured parties can, therefore, typically claim compensation using Uber’s insurance policy – which has the following limits:
- $50,000 of bodily injury coverage per person
- $100,000 of bodily injury coverage per accident
- $25,000 of property damage coverage per accident
Uber App Switched On, with a Passenger On-Board
Uber also retains liability for all crashes that occur while their drivers are transporting passengers. However, once a passenger enters the vehicle, their insurance coverage jumps to:
- $1,000,000 of general liability coverage
- $1,000,000 of uninsured motorist (UIM) coverage
Do you need an experienced car accident lawyer to help you claim compensation after a collision involving an Uber or Lyft driver? If so, please reach out to the team here at Lattof & Lattof, PC, in Mobile as soon as possible. We are always ready, willing, and able to assist.
What to Do if You Are Involved in an Accident with an Uber Driver
Getting into an accident with an Uber driver can be a shocking and frightening experience. However, if you wish to protect your health and financial future, you would be wise to keep your wits about you and take the following steps in the immediate aftermath of the crash:
Call an Ambulance (if Necessary)
Once the dust begins to settle on your accident, your priority should be to check on the health and wellbeing of all involved parties – including yourself. If anyone has any immediate medical needs, you should then pick up your phone and call an ambulance.
Call the Police
As soon as everyone’s medical needs have been addressed, you will need to contact the police. They will clear the street (to minimize the danger to other road users) and compile a detailed report about the accident.
When speaking to the police, try to stick to the facts as best you can recall them. Avoid exaggerations, opinions, and guesses.
Begin Gathering Evidence
You may be entitled to compensation for the injuries you sustain in your Uber accident. To claim it, however, you will need to have quite a bit of evidence.
So, once you have finished speaking to the police, your next step should be to begin taking pictures and videos of the crash scene. If possible, you may also wish to get the contact information of any witnesses and the ridesharing service’s driver.
Contact a Knowledgeable Attorney
When you finish gathering evidence from the crash scene, you will next need to reach out to a skilled personal injury lawyer. Your legal representative can help you communicate with insurance companies and work with you to begin the process of filing a lawsuit.
Your Experienced Mobile Uber Accident Lawyer
The attorneys here at Lattof & Lattof, PC, have been helping the people of Mobile file suit against rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft for many years. During that time, we have achieved countless favorable results for our valued clients. If you would like to have our skilled legal team stand up for you, all you need to do is give us a call or send us a message online.