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If you have been injured in an Uber accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and hardship. Uber and other rideshare companies have different laws pertaining to their services. These rideshare companies have higher insurance liability limits than if you were hit by an ordinary driver, meaning greater compensation for your injuries.

If you have been hurt in an Uber accident, it is important that you are represented by an attorney who has experience with Uber accident claims. At Steve Foley Law Firm, we have a successful track record of representing individuals injured in Uber accidents in the Albany area. Let us help you recover the amount you deserve.

Common Injuries in an Uber Accident

An Uber accident is likely to cause the following injuries:

Traumatic Brain Injuries

A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is caused by any strike or blow to the head. In motor vehicle crashes, closed brain injuries commonly occur, which is a non-penetrating injury to the head that causes the brain to shake back and forth within the skull.

A TBI can range in severity. Some common symptoms of a TBI include:

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Slurred speech
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Unequal pupils
  • Inability to speak
  • Confusion

Spinal Cord Injuries

A spinal cord injury can result from any force to the spinal cord. This force can cause an interruption in the signals between the brain and the rest of the body. There are different types of spinal cord injuries affecting different bodily functions.

Depending on the level of impact, symptoms of a spinal cord injury may include:

  • Extreme back pain
  • Muscle weakness
  • Loss of movement in the chest, arms, or legs
  • Numbness, tingling, or loss of sensation in hands and feet
  • Heart rate disruptions
  • Breathing problems

Neck Injuries and Whiplash

It is common for Uber accident victims to suffer neck injuries. Typically caused by rear-end crashes, whiplash is caused by the neck bending back and forth rapidly, damaging the tendons, nerves, muscles, and ligaments in the neck.

Steps to Take Following an Uber Accident

If you are involved in a crash, it is important that you take the following steps:

  • Check to see if anyone was injured. If anyone is injured or if there are any fatalities, it is important that you call 911 and the police.
  • Under New York law, you are required to report the crash to the police if there is more than $1,000 in property damage. However, you can report the crash even if there is only minor damage.
  • Take down the names, contact information, and insurance policy numbers of the other drivers.
  • Take photos of the accident location and of the vehicles involved in the crash (including photos of the damage incurred).
  • Take screenshots of your ride app to show your Uber driver’s status at the time of the accident.
  • Contact an Albany Uber accident lawyer.

Even though rideshare services offer easy accessibility, there is a risk of injury when utilizing such services. If you have been recently involved in an Uber accident, our Albany Uber accident lawyers are ready to help. To schedule your free consultation with a member of our legal team, contact us online or by phone.