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Rideshare services are convenient until you suffer a car accident involving one. Whether you were hurt as a passenger, a pedestrian, or another driver, you can seek compensation when an Uber driver acts negligently and causes a collision. Yet, the road to compensation can prove difficult––especially since Uber doesn’t classify drivers as employees.

After a Beaufort Uber accident, our Beaufort rideshare accident lawyers can handle your case while you rest and recover. At Schiller & Hamilton, our Beaufort car accident attorneys can investigate your collision and file an insurance claim or lawsuit against a liable party. You don’t have to lose sleep over your injury-related losses. Instead, entrust your case to our team and focus on healing. 

You Can Work With a Beaufort Uber Accident Attorney at No Upfront Cost

We know you are already stressed out with medical bills and lost income, and our Beaufort persoanal injury lawyers aim to make this challenging period as stress-free as possible. So, instead of charging upfront fees or hourly rates, the legal team at Schiller & Hamilton takes Uber accident cases on a contingency-fee basis. 

We only take a percentage of your compensation if we win your case. You pay nothing if we can’t compel damages from the liable party. You can learn more about this arrangement during your free case review. Here, we can discuss other aspects of your case, along with what damages you can recover.  

Our Beaufort Uber Accident Lawyers Seek Maximum Compensation

You may stand to recover a wide range of damages after an Uber accident, and our legal team is here to secure each one. Your potential compensation will depend on how your injuries affect your life. You can also seek non-economic damages, like pain and suffering, through a claim or lawsuit.  

Our Beaufort Uber accident team will determine a suitable course of action to seek fair financial recovery. Your compensable damages may include: 

  • Current medical expenses, such as hospital stays, diagnostic testing, surgeries, and medications 
  • Ongoing medical expenses, such as rehabilitative therapy and medical devices
  • Home modifications to help you cope with a permanent impairment
  • Emotional distress and mental anguish 
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Lost income, if you had to take time off work to heal
  • Reduced earning capacity, if you cannot earn your pre-injury wages due to a permanent impairment

Other out-of-pocket expenses (such as childcare costs) may also warrant financial recovery. We can get to the bottom of what fair compensation looks like in your circumstances after investigating. We may use your medical records, expert testimony, and wage statements to support your claim. 

Our Uber Accident Lawyers Handle Wrongful Death Cases

If you lost a loved one due to an Uber accident, our Beaufort wrongful death lawyers can seek financial compensation that can help you and your family cope. Few families are financially ready to handle such a sudden loss, and you deserve to properly honor your family member’s memory.

Our lawyers can determine who in your family, such as the representative of the estate, can bring a wrongful death lawsuit and seek fair compensation. You could recover:

  • Your loved one’s pain and suffering
  • Their accident-related medical bills
  • The income the decedent contributed to the household
  • Funeral and burial or cremation services

We know that no amount of money can make up for what happened. Still, your family does not deserve to struggle. Our Beaufort personal injury law firm can seek justice and hold the responsible parties accountable.

Our Auto Accident Attorneys Can Identify the Liable Party

When it comes to Uber accidents, determining the liable party is specifically important because it can be so complicated. In South Carolina, Uber accident victims must file an insurance claim with the at-fault party’s provider, and this depends on the status of the Uber driver at the time of the accident. 

Our Beaufort Uber accident attorneys will consider the following when identifying a liable party:

If the Uber Driver’s App Was Off

Uber drivers may not be logged onto their app at various times, such as when they are headed home. If you suffered a car accident where the Uber driver was not logged into the app, their own private insurance policy would apply. 

If the Uber Driver Was Waiting to Match Up With a Rider

Uber drivers are sometimes idle, logged into the app, waiting to match up with a passenger. If you suffered an accident under these circumstances, Uber’s third-party insurance coverage would apply when the driver’s own policy does not. Uber maintains coverage up to these limits:

  • $50,000 per person for bodily injury
  • $100,000 per accident for bodily injury 
  • $25,000 per accident for property damage 

If the Uber Driver Had a Passenger or Was Driving to Pick One Up

If an Uber driver already has a passenger or is on their way to pick one up when an accident occurs, Uber maintains the following coverage:

  • $1,000,000 third-party liability
  • Uninsured/underinsured motorist bodily injury and/or first-party injury insurance
  • Contingent comprehensive and collision, with up to the actual cash value of the car with a $2,500 deductible 

You don’t have to understand complicated insurance language to recover damages. Our team is well-versed in insurance-related matters and what goes into securing financial recovery. 

How a Beaufort Uber Accident Lawyer Advances Your Auto Accident Case

Aside from determining liability and assessing your losses, our lawyers can handle everything your claim requires to reach a fair outcome. We offer an array of legal services, and to advance your case, we can: 

  • Complete and submit all the necessary paperwork for your claim or lawsuit
  • Negotiate a fair settlement with insurers
  • Handle all communications with the liable party, their insurers, and their representatives
  • Secure photos and videos from the accident scene 
  • Consult expert witnesses, such as accident reconstructionists
  • Protect you from bad faith insurance tactics
  • Represent you in a trial

We advocate for accident victims and their families. We want you to access the medical care you need to heal and get back to your new normal. Every case is unique, especially when one involves a rideshare company, so our Beaufort lawyers will tailor a legal strategy to suit your needs. 

This is the type of client-focused legal care you can expect when you choose Schiller & Hamilton. Our team will also make itself available to answer any questions you have throughout the claims process. 

Securing Our Legal Representation Starts With a Free Initial Consult

At your earliest convenience, we can discuss your case further during a free legal consultation. Keep in mind that you generally only have three years to file a personal injury lawsuit, according to S.C. Ann. §15-3-530. The sooner you reach out to us, the sooner we can protect your right to take legal action. 

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