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Getting an Attorney After an Uber Accident

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We’ve all been there. You and your girlfriends are about to head out for a night on the town but nobody wants to take the responsibility of being the designated driver. At this point, it makes sense to do the responsible thing and call for an Uber. This should be the safest option, but what should you do if that doesn’t end up being the case?

Uber carries millions of passengers per day, and the very nature of driving means that there could be accidents. If you find yourself unfortunate enough to end up in an Uber accident, you may be wondering what legal recourse you have at your disposal. You may be surprised to learn that getting legal counsel after an Uber accident is fairly simple.

Finding an Attorney

If you’re a passenger in an Uber vehicle during a collision, you will first want to find an attorney that will be able to help you through the process of representing yourself in any civil or criminal cases that result from the collision. While you may be tempted to opt for a regular accident attorney, you may not know that there are now specialized rideshare accident attorneys.

As their name suggests, these lawyers help clients who are involved in rideshare accidents, and they often represent either Uber drivers or Uber passengers (with some representing both, in separate cases, of course).

In the vast majority of cases, you’ll want to find a local law firm that will be able to handle your accident because of how ridesharing laws and accident guidelines can vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.

Look around for the best ridesharing accident attorneys in your city, and be sure to take a look at customer reviews and testimonials if you’re trying to get the best possible service. You’ll also have to consider your budget, as more qualified law firms will tend to demand a higher premium so that they may be kept on retainer.

Why Should You Get a Rideshare Accident Attorney?

Dealing with an Uber collision can be a messy affair due to the sheer number of parties that are involved in the collision. Along with yourself, you’ll have to deal with the occupant of the other vehicle (if there was one), as well as the Uber driver and even Uber themselves! Regular car accident attorneys are typically used to only working with two parties: the people in your car, and the people in the other car.

By opting for a ridesharing attorney, you can ensure that unexpected issues won’t end up derailing your case because your lawyer likely knows all of the tricks that Uber keeps up its sleeve. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that Uber is on your side. They are a company, and they will do what they can to minimize their expenses.

At the end of the day, the difficulty of dealing with the case will be up to the complexity of the prevailing factors as well as the party that was at fault in the collision.

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