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If I’m hit by an Uber driver, what types of damages can I get?
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If I’m hit by an Uber driver, what types of damages can I get?
Over 30 years of experience. Over $100 million recovered for clients.

If I’m hit by an Uber driver, what types of damages can I get?

When determining the amount of money you might receive, being injured by an Uber driver’s negligence is really no different than any other type of car accident. However, there may be differences in the amount of insurance money available to you. If you were injured in a crash that was caused by the negligence of an Uber driver, then you can recover damages for your injuries. You should not attempt to deal with the automobile insurance company by yourself. If you do that, chances are you will not be fairly compensated for the economic loss and the non-economic damages that you face. You should contact an attorney that has vast experience handling Uber accident cases to ensure that, if necessary, a civil lawsuit can be filed against the Uber driver, Uber the company or both of their insurance companies.

The economic damages that may be recovered include the following:

  • Property damage to your car and any items you may have had in the vehicle;
  • Unpaid medical bills and expenses related to your treatment and recovery, including any future treatment that you may foreseeably need in the future;
  • Los wages due to an inability to work while healing from your injuries;
  • Future lost wages due to a long term disability affecting your future earning capacity.

The non-economic damages that you would be able to recover are more difficult to discern because your lawyer is not just adding up numbers when determining economic damages. Non-economic damages are for what the injuries did to your life, including:

  • Pain and suffering from your injuries;
  • Emotional distress, post traumatic stress disorder and mental suffering;

Further, unlike a regular crash that was caused by simple negligence, Uber crashes that are caused by an Uber driver driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs offer an ability to seek money from the inebriated driver that are called punitive damages. Punitive damages can be awarded to the injured plaintiff not to compensate the plaintiff for any injuries, but to punish the drunk driver. Punitive damages are not allowed in every case.

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