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How We Help You Win
We will review your car accident case thoroughly.
We will investigate all evidence regarding the cause of the accident.
We will interview witnesses and experts if necessary.
We will work to ensure that victims and their families receive the maximum settlement.

Uber Accident Attorney Philadelphia

Uber and other ride-sharing services have become an important part of public transportation for both residents of and visitors in the Bucks County Area. While many people in Bucks County may call on Uber on a regular basis, they may not realize that they are putting their safety in the hands of a stranger. You might expect that an Uber driver has a proper license and the training necessary to get you to your destination safely, however there are many drivers taking advantage of loopholes in Uber’s Policy which can put you in a difficult situation in the future.

Uber drivers in Bucks County have just as much of a chance of being involved in a serious traffic accident as any other type of driver. No matter how skilled the Uber driver may be, he or she is still only human and therefore is capable of making negligent mistakes that can lead to serious car accidents and or injuries.

Uber Drivers are sometimes overly confident drivers as they spend much of their time on the road. Sometimes this confidence becomes a curse as they may feel comfortable making complicated maneuvers on the road. Furthermore, passengers are often in a hurry and may suggest that a drive faster than they normally would. These factors combined with changing traffic patterns can cause an Uber Driver to be involved in a car accident. If you have suffered injury in a Uber Car accident in Bucks County, you may have legal right to hold a negligent party responsible for your loss. Contact an experienced Bucks County Uber Accident Attorney at Kats, Jamison & Associates to discuss a filing a legal claim for your personal injury case. Our consultations are completely free so do not hesitate to call us to find out more information.

Potential Persons Injured in Uber/Lyft Ridesharing Accidents

When you imagine an Uber car accident, you likely think of injuries suffered by passengers in the vehicle. However, passengers are not the only parties that may be affected by an Uber Car accident. Negligent Uber drivers can cause accidents that may injure other parties, included but not limited too:

  • Bicyclists
  • Drivers or passengers in other vehicles
  • Motorcyclists
  • Rideshare passengers
  • Pedestrians

Injuries following Uber or other Rideshare accidents can be severe and can cause victims of these car accident to suffer a variety of different of losses, including but not limited to: overwhelming medical bills, lost income from not being able to work, loss of career development opportunities, as well as, also could face permanent injuries or disabilities, along with emotional trauma, physical pain and suffering.

Rideshare Accidents Regarding Common Carrier Law

Uber and other Ride-sharing services carries passengers for money and offers its services to the general public. This means that this service is considered to be a special class of vehicle called a “common carrier.” This common carrier definition has legal implications due to the fact that common carriers are held to the highest standard of care regarding the safety of their passengers. While most regular drivers on the roads are simply expected to drive within a reasonably safe manner, “common carriers” are expected to use the highest amount of care to prevent the injury to their passengers. Common carriers may be held liable for even the smallest act of negligence due to its affect overall public safety and well being.

It is significant to note that this especially high standard of care is not only in regard to Uber passengers (or other rideshare services), but may include people entering or leaving the vehicle. It is unfortunate that some Uber drivers do not always abide by the high standard of care that they must by law, thereby causing unnecessary accidents.

Some examples of negligence on behalf of Uber drivers which may result in accidents include, but is not limited to:

  • Distracted driving
  • Driving under the influence
  • Driving while fatigued
  • Failing to yield
  • Making dangerous U-turns
  • Taking unlawful shortcuts
  • Speeding
  • Weaving in and out of traffic

Contact An Experienced Bucks County Uber Accident Lawyer For a Free Consultation

As illustrated above, personal injury cases involving Uber, Lyft and other ride-sharing accidents can have complex legal issues that are unique to each situation. It is important to determine who is at fault in the accident, then have to prove your claim with sufficient evidence of negligence on behalf of the Uber driver. Additionally, many ridesharing companies and drivers are prepared to fight against liability. This means that it is even more important to have an experienced and knowledgeable attorney helping you file your claim.

Personal injury cases of this sort are very time sensitive. The sooner you call Kats, Jamison & Associates regarding your Uber accident, the sooner an experienced Bucks County Uber attorney can begin investigating your case. If you have suffered injury in an accident involving Uber, Lyft, or other rideshare services, please do not wait to call Kats, Jamison & Associates at 215-396-9001 for a free, no-obligation consultation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We understand when the injury occurs, you are scared and need immediate help. Here are the answers to some of the questions we hope are helpful to you.
If you come to us, we have all the answers for when you are injured in any type of accident.

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Philly Lawyers offers free case reviews so that you can better understand your legal options. This means you pay nothing for your first consultation. Additionally, Kats, Jamison & Associates works on a contingency fee basis meaning that if you do choose to hire us, you pay us nothing unless and until we win your case.
Call the police and make sure an ambulance is sent as soon as possible. Make sure everyone involved in the accident is conscious and responsive. Stay at the scene even if the accident isn’t serious, the police should be called regardless and a police report should be filed. It is important when speaking to the police that you stick to the facts, do not speculate, and most importantly do not admit any fault. Make sure you take as many pictures as you can with your cell phone. Also, we suggest taking a picture of the other person’s license plate, their drivers license, and insurance information. The pictures should document any damage that is caused by both vehicles. Seek medical attention as soon as possible if injured, even if you do not feel any pain, you may be in a state of shock and could experience medical issues later on.
After a car accident, it is important to collect as much information as possible. Document the names, addresses, license plates of any other vehicle involved in the accident. Either document the weather conditions at the time of the accident or take pictures of the scene surrounding the accident. If you believe that road maintenance or lack thereof was a factor in the accident – it is important to document this as well. After your immediate medical injuries have been taken into account, it is then time to speak with a lawyer immediately. The sooner you contact a lawyer, the more time you will have to successfully prepare a personal injury case. The team at Kats, Jamison & Associates will analyze your car/motorcycle accident and determine whether or not you have a claim. Through this process we will make sure to protect your rights and guard you from predatory insurance company practices.
If you are experiencing pain, injury, or financial damages as a result of someone else’s negligence. You may have a personal injury case. If the other driver was at fault or failed to follow the legal rules of the road – our car accident attorneys may be able to prove that the other party is liable for those damages. For example, if you were rear-ended in a car accident, typically the other driver is responsible for that accident and the insurance company could be liable for any damages
Within the first few days, you will receive communications from both your insurance company and the other driver’s insurance company. You may be contacted by your health insurance company, doctors, and even attorneys. The other driver’s insurance company may request that you sign medical authorizations so they can retrieve your medical records. Before you speak to any of these people or sign any documents, it is important that you seek legal counsel.
You may have a difficult time paying for your medical expenses, even if you have health insurance. Make sure to bill any treatment as you normally would through your healthcare provider. Additionally, you may have medical payment coverage under your car insurance plan. This could be used to cover your co-pays and other medical expenses that your health insurance company may not cover initially.
This is a difficult question to answer because it depends on many factors. If we are successful in proving that the other party is liable for your injuries and damages, you could be compensated for medical bills and any other hospital costs, lost wages, costs of rehabilitation and physical therapy, disability or disfigurement, pain and suffering, wrongful death, including loss of financial support and any other out of pocket expense that was related to your accident.
Depending on the severity of your injuries and the length of time you need to heal from your injuries will determine the length of your claim. We also have to factor in the willingness of the other party to settle as they make their initial offer. If unreasonable offers are made, your claim may proceed to trial, which will increase the length of your claim.
At Kats, Jamison & Associates all personal injury accident cases are handled on a contingency-fee-basis. This means that we will never charge you upfront for any cost and we will advance all costs and expenses. You will not have to reimburse our Firm for any costs unless we are successful. You will pay absolutely nothing for lawyers’ fees unless we win a monetary sum in your case.

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