Uber has provided rides in Henderson and throughout the Las Vegas area since 2014. Visitors and residents can simply push a few buttons on their cell phones to get the transportation they need around the city. This might include running an important errand, going to the Las Vegas strip to see a show, or heading out to celebrate with friends or family.
However, the convenience of using Uber as a personal transportation option sometimes comes with a high price. Negligent Uber drivers ignore the rules of the road, putting those who share the road and riders at risk for accidents and injuries. Uber drivers get paid by the ride, so they are motivated to give as many rides as possible. This reality can lead to hasty, careless, and irresponsible choices behind the wheel.
If you live in Henderson and suffered injuries in an Uber accident or you were injured in an Uber accident while visiting the area, Nevada law gives you the right to seek compensation for damages related to the accident and your injuries. Severe injuries wreak havoc on the lives of victims, who often deal with emotional and financial struggles on top of their physical pain.
The experienced Henderson Uber accident lawyers at Edward Bernstein and Associates can review your case and guide you through the process of recovering compensation for injuries caused by negligence.
Henderson Uber Accident Guide
- Statute of Limitations
- Types of Injuries in Accident Claims
- What to Do After a Henderson Uber Accident
- Fighting the Insurance Company
- The Henderson Uber Accident Attorneys at Edward Bernstein and Associates Can Help
Why Choose Edward Bernstein and Associates for Your Henderson Uber Accident Claim
Recovering from your Henderson Uber accident injuries needs to be your top priority. Dealing with Uber, its legal team, and its insurance company can be overwhelming and cause unneeded stress. Edward Bernstein and Associates has been helping injured accident victims communicate and negotiate with insurance companies and their lawyers for more than 40 years.
Our Henderson personal injury lawyers are committed to client service and advocating for injured people to receive compensation for injuries caused by negligence. The skilled legal team at Edward Bernstein and Associates knows how to apply Nevada law to a case to obtain the best outcome possible for a client’s situation. Uber, its insurance company, and its massive legal team do not intimidate our experienced lawyers. Let one of our Henderson Uber accident lawyers handle the details of your claim while you spend your free time healing from your injuries.
You can find Edward Bernstein and Associates’ Henderson office at 1489 West Warm Springs Road, a few blocks west of I-515 or north of I-215, depending on which part of the city you’re coming from.
We prefer that your initial consultation is face-to-face, but sometimes injuries or other life circumstances don’t make this possible. If you cannot travel to our office in Henderson, we can come to you or offer convenient virtual consultations to discuss your Uber accident, evaluate the viability of your claim, and discuss your Uber accident injuries and their effect on your life. Contact us online today or call for a free consultation with one of our team members.
Henderson Uber Accident Compensation
If you choose to file a claim to recover damages after a Henderson Uber accident, you could receive compensation for economic and noneconomic losses related to the Uber accident and your injuries.
If your lawyer successfully negotiates a settlement or a jury awards damages, you could receive compensation for some or all of the following damages related to your Henderson Uber accident:
- Medical treatment costs, including ambulance service, emergency room treatment, surgery, hospitalization, diagnostic testing, follow-up visits, prescription medication, and transportation costs to and from the doctor and clinic or hospital
- Estimated future medical expenses when a Henderson Uber accident causes a permanent condition or injury that calls for continued care and treatment
- Rehabilitation costs for specialized treatment like physical therapy, occupational therapy, mental health services, and other treatments that help injured people work through the physical and emotional challenges related to their injuries
- Lost income from time away from work because of an Uber accident, injuries, hospitalization, and healing
- Lost earning capacity when an Uber accident causes injuries that prevent someone from returning to work
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Reduced quality of life
- Scarring and disfigurement
If someone you love lost their life from fatal injuries in a Henderson Uber accident, one of Edward Bernstein and Associates’ compassionate Uber accident lawyers can guide you on the best course of action for you and your family. Under Nevada law, eligible surviving family members can bring a wrongful death lawsuit when someone they love dies because of negligence. An experienced attorney can review your case and determine if you’re eligible to file a wrongful death claim against Uber.
What is the Statute of Limitations for Henderson Uber Accident Claims?
You have a limited amount of time to take action after a Henderson Uber accident. Each state places time limits—called statutes of limitations— for injured people to bring a lawsuit against a negligent party responsible for their injuries. Nevada’s laws include a two-year statute of limitations for traffic accident victims, including those who have suffered injuries in an uber accident. This means you have two years from the accident to bring a lawsuit against Uber and/or the Uber driver involved in the accident.
If you attempt to bring a lawsuit after the statute of limitations has run out for your Henderson Uber accident claim, it’s likely a Nevada court will dismiss your case, no matter how strong it is. Failure to meet the statute of limitations deadline also ensures you lose any advantage you had for negotiating a settlement with Uber or their insurance company, forcing you to absorb all the economic losses related to the accident and your injuries.
It’s also in your best interest to act swiftly after an Uber accident, so you give your lawyer plenty of time to investigate your claim and build a strong case. Your lawyer needs to gather documents, obtain medical records, and seek additional evidence. Sometimes this involves tracking down witnesses, obtaining the driver’s driving history, looking for traffic camera footage, and exploring other evidence to support a claim.
The more time that passes puts clients at risk for diminished quality of evidence. Photographic evidence disappears, witnesses die, witnesses move away, and many other things make it harder to build a case. The skilled legal team at Edward Bernstein and Associates can help you meet all deadlines, investigate your claim, and fight to get the maximum compensation possible for your Henderson Uber accident injuries.
Types of Injuries in Henderson Uber Accident Claims
An Uber accident can lead to various injuries depending on the situation. Riders suffer different injuries based on the accident type and location in the vehicle. If an Uber driver strikes a pedestrian or cyclist, the injuries are typically severe, sometimes fatal.
Even if you are unsure your injuries are severe enough to file a claim, you should always discuss your situation with an attorney during a free consultation to find out if you have a viable claim.
Some common injuries associated with Henderson traffic accidents, including Uber accidents, are:
- Fractures, especially when someone has multiple broken bones or bones broken in multiple places that require corrective surgery
- Sprains, strains, tears, and other severe soft tissue injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries, skull injuries, and other head injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Joint dislocation
- Spinal cord injuries
If your injuries forced you to be hospitalized and/or you missed several days or weeks of work, your best course of action is to consult with a Henderson Uber accident lawyer.
What to Do After a Henderson Uber Accident
It’s likely you’ve already received emergency medical treatment after a Henderson Uber accident. As soon as possible after the accident, you need to begin taking certain steps to give you the best chance of achieving a possible outcome in your case. They include:
Follow Your Treatment Plan
During your visit to the emergency room or a follow-up visit with your doctor, you discussed a treatment plan with your doctor. Your plan likely includes actions you need to take for your body to best recover from your injuries, such as taking pain medication, seeing a physical therapist, and follow-up visits to your primary doctor. You must follow your treatment plan to show the other side that you are making every effort possible to recover from your injuries. Your commitment to recovery makes it hard for them to downplay any permanent injuries you’ve suffered.
Keep All Receipts
Your Uber accident claim will include economic losses you’ve incurred due to the Uber accident and related injuries. Yet, you cannot recover these damages if you cannot prove them. It’s crucial that you keep every document showing the money you had to spend or lost because of your injuries.
Primarily, this includes medical bills to prove treatment costs and pay stubs to prove lost income. However, you should also keep receipts for car repairs, gas receipts for travel to and from medical appointments, and any other receipt you think might be relevant. Your lawyer can review your documents and tell you what supports your claim.
Keep a Recovery Journal
Your Uber accident claim also includes the noneconomic losses you’ve suffered because of your injuries. Noneconomic losses refer to the way injuries impact someone’s life. Depending on the situation, they might include pain and suffering, mental anguish, diminished quality of life, and loss of consortium. Noneconomic losses are not typically tangible, making them more difficult to prove.
By keeping a journal while you are recovering from your injuries, you can provide valuable insight to your lawyer and the insurance company to show the negative consequences of your injuries. You can handwrite your journal, type your journal, or make a daily video. Use your journal to document your physical and emotional feelings and specific struggles you’ve encountered.
Fighting the Insurance Company After a Henderson Uber Accident
Once you bring your receipts, journal, and other documents to your initial meeting with Edward Bernstein and Associates, we can review the information and guide you on the best path forward for your situation.
If you have a viable claim and you hire our firm, sending a demand letter to the insurance company or Uber’s legal team is among the first steps to get your case rolling. Uber’s insurance provider or the driver’s insurance company, if applicable, will get involved with the claim and communicate with your attorney, protecting you from some of the aggressive strategies insurance companies use with people who do not have legal counsel.
It’s possible you will hear from the insurance company if you haven’t already. A representative will want your statement about how the accident occurred, and they will ask you to record it. Don’t let them. They will comb through your statement, looking for a way to use your words to avoid financial liability for their policyholder. It’s best to consult with a lawyer before speaking with an adjuster. Yet, if you have to, give short answers and do not offer extra information.
A representative might also try to persuade you to sign a waiver to release your medical history. Don’t sign anything without letting a lawyer review the document. You could be giving them access to far more information than they need, allowing them to find something to claim you have preexisting injuries.
Let Edward Bernstein and Associates fight the insurance company and handle all communication with Uber, its insurance company, and its legal team. If someone contacts you before you’ve hired a lawyer, you should avoid discussing anything with them until you meet with an attorney.
An experienced Henderson Uber accident lawyer can protect your rights and help prevent the insurance company from playing games.
The Henderson Uber Accident Attorneys at Edward Bernstein and Associates Can Help
If you’ve been injured in a Henderson Uber accident, you have the right to seek compensation for damages if your injuries occurred because of negligence. The experienced Henderson Uber accident attorneys at Edward Bernstein and Associates can help you through the claims process and fight to get compensation for your injuries. Contact us online or call (702) 728-4137 to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can help.