Uber is a popular transportation option in Spartanburg and all over South Carolina. If an ordinary rideshare ends with an accident, recovering from the physical and psychological trauma can be stressful and traumatic. When you trust our law firm to represent you, our Spartanburg Uber accident lawyer at Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC handles all the details of your case.
To ensure your case gets the scrutiny and evaluation it needs, we start by reviewing its details at no cost to you. From there, our Uber accident lawyers will evaluate your financial recovery options, scrutinize Uber’s insurance policy, and assess your expenses and losses. Our personal injury team also works right away to ensure your right to financial compensation does not expire.
See Why Car Accident Victims Trust Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC
When our law firm handles your Uber accident case, you can concentrate on getting better while we concentrate on your financial recovery. Our previous car accident clients say the following:
“Farmer & Morris Law have been an absolute treasure to work with on my personal injury case that I sustained from a car accident. Hannah Davies has gone above and beyond any expectations I started out with.” – Andrea Shepherd
“After I was involved in a serious car accident I knew, with the injuries I sustained, I needed great lawyers to walk me through this arduous process. Hannah Davies and Mark Morris worked very hard to take us through the process and ultimate settlement.” – Tammy Cotton
Every client we represent is a priority for our law firm, so we make sure you receive outstanding client service and support throughout the recovery process.
Steps We Take to Build Your Uber Accident Case
Our rideshare accident lawyers would help you fight for compensation if you were:
- A passenger in an Uber vehicle
- The driver of another involved vehicle
- A pedestrian injured by the Uber vehicle
To build a strong case for compensation, our legal team will do all of the following on your behalf:
- Review the details of your wreck
- Identify the at-fault Uber car and driver
- Obtain a copy of your car accident report
- Locate and interview accident witnesses
The weight of the evidence we collect can help determine whether your case is resolved with a financial settlement. This is the outcome of most car accident cases, with very few ending up in court. Our personal injury attorney will not hesitate to represent you there if yours does.
Medical and Related Compensation After an Uber Accident
According to one University of Chicago research brief, rideshare use has contributed to increased car accident fatalities by as much as three percent since they started sharing the roads with traditional passenger vehicles. Uber accident victims and the surviving families of fatally injured parties are entitled to compensation if negligence caused the wrecks.
Our Uber accident lawyer serving clients in Spartanburg fight to recover the following types of damages due to negligence:
- Past and future medical bills
- Past and future losses of income
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Property damage or loss
- Diminished property value
- Physical disability or disfigurement
- Physical and mental pain and suffering
We also recover an array of wrongful death damages for the families of individuals who were fatally injured in or as the result of the wreck.
Evidence That Proves the Cost of Your Physical Recovery
Our team collects evidence that proves the cause of your wreck and evidence that proves its immediate and ongoing costs. Evidence in the second category helps us determine the value of your case.
It can include medical bills, proof of employment, and tax and other financial records. It can also include property repair estimates and proof of property value from authoritative guides. We may also use your own statements to prove the impact of the wreck on your life.
South Carolina Dictates How Long You Have To File a Lawsuit
Whether for personal injury or wrongful death, the time you have to file a lawsuit in South Carolina is limited. According to S.C. Ann § 15-3-530, in Spartanburg:
- You generally have up to three years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit.
- You generally have up to three years from the date of passing to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
If the allotted time expires, your right to compensation might expire with it. The sooner you contact our law firm, the more time we have to investigate your case to ensure a lawsuit is filed on time.
The Driver’s Status Can Dictate Where Compensation Comes From
Uber bases its decision to compensate accident victims based on the driver’s on or off- app status at the time of the accident. Accordingly:
- Drivers not logged into the app must apply for coverage through their own private insurance carrier.
- Drivers logged into the app but without a passenger must also apply for coverage through their insurer. If their insurer denies coverage, Uber’s insurance may cover the costs of the accident.
- Drivers logged into the app who are on their way to pick up or are actively transporting a passenger may be covered by Uber’s third-party liability coverage.
When accessed, Uber’s policy covers bodily injuries for up to $50,000 per person and $100,000 injury per accident. It also covers up to $25,000 in property damage per accident and, in some cases, will provide up to $1,000,000 third-party liability protection.
Get a Cost-Free, Obligation-Free Review of Your Uber Accident Case
The first step toward financial compensation after an accident with an Uber vehicle in Spartanburg is a free review of the merits of your case. Our Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC Uber accident team will assess your case. Our lawyers will evaluate your damages and build a strong evidence file on your behalf.
Contact one of our case review team members to start fighting for the compensation you need today.