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My son was involved in a minor car accident with an Uber driver. Do I really need to hire an Uber accident lawyer?

My son was involved in a minor car accident with an Uber driver. Do I really need to hire an Uber accident lawyer?

Yes, it would be in your best interest to hire an experienced Uber accident attorney for more than just one reason. For example, even though an accident may seem minor and the injuries seem insignificant, they can often turn into something more serious later. Acting as your own lawyer would mean you might not get the compensation you actually deserve if you waive your rights to legal representation after the accident.

Serious injuries usually require legal counsel. These injuries include things like head trauma, bone fractures, amputations, disk herniation, disfigurement and serious burns.

The other reason representing yourself or your son is not a good idea is that Uber has different insurance rules and standards depending on the circumstances of the accident. Different insurance policies will apply to the accident depending on what phase the Uber driver was in when the accident occurred. These phases include:

Phase 1: Driver is off the app, is off-duty
Phase 2: Uber driver is logged in to the app but has not accepted a ride
Phase 3: Uber driver has accepted a ride

Furthermore, Uber does not consider its drivers as employees, drivers are considered independent contractors. These factors will significantly change the resulting compensation for damages and injuries.

It is a confusing system and for this reason it only makes sense to hire a competent, knowledgeable Uber accident lawyer who understands the insurance system and can fight to make sure you get what you are entitled to after your accident.

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