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Tucson Uber Accident Lawyer

Tucson Uber Accident Lawyer

“Never get in a stranger’s car!”  That’s what our parents used to tell us. But now, with ride-sharing services like Uber are so prevalent in Tucson, that advice has gone out the window for many people. And while getting into a stranger’s car might not seem like such a big deal when you’re just trying to get from Point A to Point B, it can be a very big deal if that stranger gets into an accident — especially if you’re the one who gets hurt.

Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare services have a strict background check process to vet their drivers, but accidents still happen. If you or a loved one has been injured in an Uber accident in Tucson, you may be wondering what your legal options are and how to get compensated for your injuries. The good news is that our experienced Tucson Uber accident lawyers can help.

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Contact Wattel & York To Request a Free Consultation With a Proven Personal Injury Attorney

At Wattel & York, we have successfully represented many people who have been injured in Tucson Uber accidents, and we can help you, too. We will gather evidence, build a strong case, negotiate with the insurance companies, and fight for the full compensation you deserve. If necessary, we will take your case to trial.

We understand the challenges you are facing after an accident, and we are here to help. To schedule a free consultation with one of our Tucson Uber accident lawyers, call us today or request your consultation from the form on our Contact page.

During your consultation we will:

  • Listen to your story and answer your questions
  • Discuss your legal options
  • Explain the Tucson personal injury claims process
  • Help you understand what to expect during your case

After your consultation, you will have a better understanding of your Tucson Uber accident case and what we can do to help you. If you decide to hire us, we will get to work immediately on your Tucson Uber accident claim.

You Pay Nothing Unless We Win Your Tucson Uber Accident Case

At Wattel & York, we represent Tucson Uber accident victims on a contingency fee basis, which means you will owe us nothing unless we win your case. If we don’t win, you pay us nothing. It’s that simple.

Read more below about Tucson Uber accidents and the compensation you may be entitled to receive.

What To Do After Being Involved In an Uber Accident in Tucson

If you are involved in an Uber accident in Tucson, there are certain steps you should take right away. Keep in mind through each of these steps that your health and safety are your top priorities, and anything else should come second. 

Many people suffer through the pain of their injuries — and sometimes exacerbate them — while trying to follow the proper procedure after an accident, but any experienced personal injury attorney will advise that your health and safety come first.

Once you have made sure that you and any passengers are okay, here are the steps you should take:

Get To a Safe Place

If you can, move your car to the side of the road. If you can’t move your car, turn on your hazard lights. If it is safe to do so, you may want to exit the vehicle and get out of the path of oncoming traffic, but only if your injuries are not too serious and you will not be putting yourself at additional risk in doing so.

Call 911 and Request Medical Help

You should always call 911 after an accident, even if you don’t think you’re injured. Many injuries, such as concussions and whiplash, may not be immediately apparent, and insurance companies will try to argue that your injuries are either not as serious as you claim, or that they are unrelated to the accident if you do not request on-site medical attention.

Get The Contact Information For The Driver And Any Passengers

You will need this information for your insurance company and Tucson police report. Speak with any eyewitnesses who may have seen the accident, because they likely saw the crash from a different perspective and may have additional information that will be helpful for your claim.

Collect Evidence At the Scene of the Accident

If you can, take photos of the damage to both cars, the location of the accident, and any visible injuries. No matter how vivid all of these details may seem in the moment, your memory will begin to fade almost immediately, and tangible, concrete evidence will help your attorney put together all of the information necessary to build a strong claim on your behalf.

Call a Tucson Uber Accident Lawyer

An experienced Tucson Uber accident lawyer can help you understand your legal options and protect your rights.

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Understanding Tucson Uber Accident Insurance Coverage

After an accident, the first thing most people want to know is how they will be compensated for their injuries. Who will pay their medical bills? Who will pay for their lost wages? Who will pay for their pain and suffering?

The answer to these questions depends on the insurance coverage of the parties involved in the accident. Tucson Uber drivers are required to have personal insurance as well as limited coverage provided by Uber Technologies, Inc. Uber’s additional insurance provides different levels of coverage depending on whether the driver is logged into the app and available to accept a fare, en route to pick up a fare, or carrying a passenger.

Since Uber drivers (and nearly all other rideshare drivers) are designated as independent contractors, they are not covered by Uber’s policy at all times, because they are only working for Uber while the app is activated; as such, getting into an accident with an off-duty Uber driver means that your claim will be filed directly through their personal insurance. The only time that you are involved in an “Uber accident” is when the driver is actively using the app or providing a ride through the app.

If you are injured in an accident while riding in an Uber, you may be able to seek compensation from the following sources:

  • The Tucson Uber driver’s personal insurance policy
  • Uber’s insurance policy
  • Your personal auto insurance policy, if you have collision coverage
  • The driver or owner of the other vehicle involved in the accident, if they were at fault

Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may be able to seek compensation from one or more of these sources. An experienced Tucson Uber accident lawyer will be familiar with Tucson’s rideshare regulations and can advise you of your legal options.

Contact Our Firm Now To Request Your Free Consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured in an Uber accident, contact the Tucson office of Wattel & York, Attorneys at Law now to request your free consultation with a Tucson personal injury lawyer. Our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys will review the details of your case and advise you of your legal options. 

We will fight for the compensation you deserve.

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