Advocating for You: Personal Injury & Uber Accident Lawyer

As of the last five years, ridesharing services have successfully integrated into mainstream public transportation. The industry, however, is still evolving, especially when it comes to regulatory legislation. Currently, Uber & Lyft sit at the top of the rideshare pack, unchallenged by all. Both of these companies offer the same (or roughly similar services) via an app on your smartphone. The nature of these businesses throws a bit of a wrench into the mix, as they are classified as “technology companies” and not as “taxi services.” This means that passengers involved in an Uber accident will almost always have to file their claims against the motor vehicle operator and not against Uber itself.

When you pay for an Uber ride, you’re not just paying for the ride. The fee for this form of public transportation also covers background checks on Uber operators, vehicle evaluations, and driver safety knowledge. As previously alluded to, the law considers these drivers as independent contractors. The fact of the matter is that very few cases leave Uber on the business end of the liability stick. It’s almost always going to be a brawl between insurance companies—yours vs. your Uber driver’s.

These cases are often more nuanced and frustrating to deal with than normal car accident cases. To take on cases like these, you’re going to want a legal team with a cool head and a long resume. The Ward Law Group fits that bill nicely, with over 20 years of experience and consistent victories in high-profile claims. Whether you broke your arm (or even your smartwatch), our team is here to get you the compensation you deserve.

The Ward Law Group serves both the English and Spanish-speaking communities with Uber compensation claims. Contact us today to maximize your claim and achieve the peace of mind that you deserve!

Common Types of Uber Accident Claims that We Settle

All Uber operators must have their own personal insurance plans. But, that’s not to say that Uber doesn’t provide any coverage for their drivers or passengers. When a driver goes online, if they get into an accident with no passengers in the car, Uber covers up to $100,000 in liability. This number, however, changes to a maximum of 1 million dollars when passengers enter the vehicle—potentially, a very large settlement.

  • Road Rage Accidents: One of the leading causes of all car accidents on the highway, road rage may lead to aggressive driving, which is almost always dangerous to others.
  • Head-on Collisions: This is especially a worry for those who live in areas with single-lane roadways. Even at relatively low speeds, these accidents often lead to injury, and sometimes, even death.
  • Rear-End Collisions: These accidents are most often the result of distracted driving. That being said, there are other scenarios in which less avoidable elements (road traction, the weather, defective car parts, etc.) play a role.

Of course, this is just the tip of the iceberg, as far as accident types go. Luckily, The Ward Law Group has the experience under our belt to handle anything that comes our way. If you become involved in an uber accident—especially as a passenger—you should always seek legal counsel as soon as possible. These cases are far more complex than most and they often require the immediate attention of a legal expert. For best results, contact the Ward Law Group today!

Types of Uber Accident Injuries & Compensation

The list of personal injuries possible from any motor vehicle accident will depend heavily on the severity of the crash. That being said, at least some form of personal injury is likely. In fact, motor vehicle accidents account for the second greatest source of personal injury in the U.S (just after slips and falls). The following list contains only a few examples of personal injury and does not take other common problems (such as mental distress) into account:

  • Mild to Serious Brain Damage
  • Damage to the Spine or Neck
  • Dismemberment
  • Lacerations
  • Internal Organ Injury
  • Visual and/or Auditory Impairment, including Blindness or Deafness
  • …and more.

Just like Uber drivers, rideshare passengers are eligible for the usual compensation claims associated with motor vehicle accidents. To maximize these claims, however, you’re going to need a quick-witted legal team by your side. Passenger rideshare compensation may be tricky at times; so, always make sure that you go to the right people for legal advice. You may be entitled to the following claims:

  • Property Damage: Just because it isn’t your car, doesn’t mean that you aren’t entitled to property damage claims. Maybe you are carrying a laptop or some other high-priced electronic device. Maybe you wear expensive jewelry. All of these things fall under this category.
  • Medical Invoices: Hopefully, you don’t walk away from a rideshare service with a personal injury. However, if you do, then you may be able to receive compensation for hospital bills, as well as other treatments or post-injury therapies.
  • Mental Trauma: It is not uncommon for victims of a motor vehicle accident to acquire PTSD, as well as other negative psychological effects.
  • Earnings Compensation: Personal injuries often lead to hospital stays, which leads to time out of work. These losses can be recuperated, especially if the injury is permanent and affects your capacity to work.

A Triumph In Bilingual Legal Counseling

Don’t let your primary language keep you from connecting with the skilled legal team that you deserve. The Ward Law Group is extremely passionate about serving those who speak English, as well as Spanish. You can rest assured that with our tried-and-true methods, you will receive adequate compensation for your injuries.

Maximizing Your Claim: Immediate Steps to Take After an Uber Accident

Immediately after the accident occurs, the insurance companies involved are informed and a claim is opened. At this point, the victim’s appointed attorney and the insurance company will be in regular communication with one another. While this is going on, we usually suggest that all participants in the Uber accident receive a medical evaluation within 14 days. Additionally, all parties will consider the vehicle repair factor as well.

While you are still at the scene (and obviously after you contact the emergency responders), you and members of your party will want to take as many photographs as possible. These days, almost anyone has a high-quality camera on their person via smartphone technology. These photographs will later provide vital information to your legal team, which will, in turn, increase your potential claim value.

Make sure that you keep track of all of your expenses and receipts related to the accident. If necessary, establish with your legal team any loss of wages or earning capacity as a result of your personal injuries.

How The Ward Law Group Can Help

If you have been injured as a result of a ridesharing service such as Uber, then please get in touch with The Ward Law Group today. The Ward Law Group has over 20 years of experience, and are no strangers to the laws that govern rideshare accidents. Our team is here to help you maximize your compensation claim and provide bilingual services to those who primarily speak Spanish. Please contact us today for expert legal advice involving your uber car accident!

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Jany Martinez-Ward is a wizard!

I have no idea how she cut through all the hassles and nightmare situations but she figured it out! I never thought I would have a chance at claiming what was rightfully mine when all the cards seemed to be stacked against me.

The staff is also courteous and professional with a broad knowledge in their field. I would highly recommend The Ward Law Group to anyone in need…

- Christopher H.

A sincere interest in helping you!

This was the only firm I found that was willing to hear me and try to help me despite my position. Other firms went straight to weighing the odds of making money out of it and then discarded me without having any kindness toward the fact that I was injured and needed help…

Extra points as they all speak English and Spanish!

- Nela G.

Definitely recommend this law firm 200%!

Ward Law Group is the BEST law firm! The car accident attorney, Jany Martinez Ward, goes above and beyond to help her clients, and she’s passionate about the results. Their customer service goes beyond measure. Ancelys is always resolving all my issues and answering all my questions.

Jany Martinez Ward and her team are definitely heavenly sent!!!

- Eddie N.

The best personal injury law firm out there!

They helped me from the very beginning to receive the best medical attention, therapy, and legal advice.  Great service and super great energy as people. They never give up and are always ready to fight for the good cause.

I would recommend their service without hesitating. They won my case and thanks to them my injuries were treated. We won our case – settled for what we expected plus more!

- Oswaldo R.

Jany Martinez-Ward is the best car accident attorney in South Florida!

The Ward Law Group is an extraordinary firm that rendered absolutely impeccable service to me throughout the entire process of obtaining my car rental and fixing my vehicle. They fought to make sure that I received great compensation for my case while delivering the absolute best service possible. I would recommend this law firm 100% to anyone involved in a car accident!

- Ashley Z.

Best decision of 2017!

Late last year during hurricane Irma, I was heading home from work when an irresponsible driver T-boned me. I had heard of the Ward Law Group from a very close friend and decided to give them a call. I began treatment promptly after speaking to their investigator, Jonathan, and it was a complete success. My case manager, Amalia, along with her assistants, Karen and Lucy, helped my case go along smoothly and because of them, I received optimal results.

- Alex L.

Very thorough with long-distance service!

This law firm was very professional and thorough! I was living in North Carolina throughout the process and although they are located in Florida, they made my experience very pleasant and straightforward! Cindy was in constant communication with me and would explain all the details needed for my case! Cindy never hesitated to help and answer all my questions from start to finish!

- Diego G.

You can count on my recommendation!

I am very thankful to the Ward Law Group. My case was a bit old, but still within the statute of limitations, which meant we all had to work as quickly as possible. Special thanks to Javier, my first point of contact, who listened very carefully to my long, long dissertation and always provided me with a positive attitude. You can count on my recommendation for any future client!

-T. Lopez

Great fit between knowledge & competitiveness!

My experience with the Ward Law Group was impeccable from beginning to end. Each and every person in our process was professional, respectful, and knowledgeable.

It’s not easy to strike that balance between knowledge and competitiveness. Ward Law has it. Thanks!

- Gonzalo S.

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Amazing law firm! Amazing team! Amazing results! Beautiful office!

My case manager was Francis and she did a phenomenal job on my case. I will definitely recommend this firm to anyone. Thank you Ms. Ward!

- Willy M

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At first, I was having a hard time with my previous adjuster… Then, God sent me Francis, and all I can say about her is “wowww.” She is phenomenal, dedicated, and above all, she gets work done. I will definitely use the Ward Law Group again if needed.

- Gaby R.

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If you ever need a lawyer to fight for your rights, The Ward Law Group is the one. You will receive their personalized & professional attention.

- Luis C.

All around amazing!

The Ward Law Group made sure that I got the medical care I needed and kept me informed the entire way. They showed that they truly care about their clients.  I only wish I knew about them when my husband was in a car/motorcycle accident last year. Dealing with other lawyers had left me with a negative outlook on the whole process. But it’s safe to say The Ward Law Group restored it.

- Susana L.

Works day & night to take care of you!

I was blessed to have this wonderful team behind me through this journey. Thanks to Ancelys’ and Jany’s hard work, we won the lawsuit. Lawsuits come with mental anguish that can translate into depression or anxiety. My case was long and filled with constant roadblocks. This did not deter The Ward Law Group in the least. If anything, I felt it made them work harder. This team is so multifaceted, they were able to help me with every aspect of my case.

- Jamie L.

Would recommend them with my eyes shut!

This was the first time that I have ever had such an amazing experience with a law group. They have been very supportive and not just regarding my car, health, and financial compensation. In less than 5 months, they satisfactorily solved all of my problems, one by one.  I would recommend them with my eyes shut. Amazing job!

- Lili V.

Definitely the lion in the room!

Gregory Ward is definitely the lion in the room. He takes pride in defending his clients and carries a powerful family energy. Greg has the wisdom and force to show his magnificent mane and ferocious roar when working his cases. He protects his clients as members of his family. Greg shows strength and a willingness to win the case. Professionalism and honesty. I recommend The Ward Law Group highly.

-Anon

Fought tooth & nail for our case!

I can’t even begin to say how amazing this group of people is. Back in March of 2016, I was involved in a car accident with another person. Since then, The Ward Law Group has fought tooth and nail for our case.  They never ceased to amaze me. We could email Ancelys at 11pm and she wouldn’t hesitate to answer. We are fortunate to have come across such talented professionals. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

-Kayleen B.

Above & beyond “excellent!”

Being in an accident is very stressful and not just the emotional part of it. My car was damaged and I sustained some injuries to my spine. Since the moment I contacted The Ward Law Group, everything was so much easier. They have gone above and beyond “excellent.”  I highly recommend that if you are ever involved in a car accident that you immediately contact The Ward Law Group to assist you in the whole recovery process.

-Gloria C.

Increased settlement over 10x the initial amount!

The Ward Law Group provided excellent support and clinical accommodations throughout the entirety of my case. Their responses were prompt with regard to my case or any questions about therapy also. They did an absolutely extraordinary job with my settlement as well, being able to increase the initial settlement offer to over 10 times the amount! I really can’t say enough good things about the way I was treated and how my case was handled.

- Eric M.

Peace during a stressful time in my life!

I highly recommend The Ward Law Group without any reservation and I thank them for giving me much peace during a stressful time in my life. The Ward Law Group put my mind at ease every step of the way and handled my case efficiently and professionally. Very few times we actually find good lawyers who work because they enjoy helping others. Much gratitude!

- Maggie K.

Professionalism & speedy turnaround!

The Ward Law Group is just amazing. The day of my accident was confusing, but they walked me through all the details step-by-step and answered all my questions that day and even during the weeks thereafter. No matter the question, they had an answer. I recently used their services again for a civil matter and experienced the same professionalism and speedy turnaround.

-Victor M.

Secured over $100K for my car accident!

I want to thank The Ward Law Group for their excellent treatment, including my accident lawyer Jany Martinez Ward and her work team. Cindy, Lucy, Karen, and Amalia were all there for me when I needed it the most. They fought for me and were able to secure me $100,000 for my automotive accident. I am eternally grateful for the work that they did – 5 Stars! THANK YOU, Ward Law Group!

- Kevin R.

Effortless for me!

Such a great experience. The entire process from beginning to end was almost effortless for me, the client. They handled the majority of the process/legwork and kept me informed along the way. Francis handled my case and she is extremely professional and courteous as well as great at explaining the next step along the way. Would recommend to anyone. Thank you Jany Martinez Ward! So pleased with my outcome.

-Kathy G.

What a success story!

What a success story! The Ward Law Group was so professional and informative with details. At the end of my case, I was very satisfied with the process and my results. Gregory and Jany were very sweet and personable. They made me feel comfortable which is very important due to me being in a major car accident while pregnant. I highly, highly recommend them! Thank you, WARD LAW!

- Pamelha M.

VERY good compensation; very professional!

I got into an accident at the beginning of the year. I was hit by a truck from the rear side. I called The Ward Law Group the next day and came to their office. They treated me with the most utmost respect and were very professional. They made everything easy and helpful. At the end, I received a VERY good compensation. I am very happy with their services and highly recommend them to anyone involved in any type of motor vehicle accident. Thank you to the accident attorney Jany Martinez-Ward!

- Franklin A.

Angels waiting to help those in need!

This law firm is the best you can find. Service is amazing. They are always available. Super attentive and ready to do anything in their power to achieve the objectives that will be needed to obtain success. Don’t hesitate to call this firm if you are ever in a situation involving a personal injury. We won our trial thanks to Jany and Greg Ward. You can’t get a better firm than them for this type of service. They are truly angels waiting to help those in need.

-Mariana R.

Greeted me like I was family!

I want to thank accident attorney Jany Martinez-Ward. The whole process was amazing. My car was a total loss and they helped me with that process. When it was time to pick up my check, I went to the beautiful office they have in Miami Lakes. The receptionist greeted me like I was family. I love how they offered me some Cuban coffee – MY FAVORITE! I am extremely happy with my results. Amazing, professional team at Ward Law. I recommend this firm to anyone who is involved in a car accident.

- Jacqueline A.

Amazing, fast, & effective!

The Ward Law Group is amazing, fast, and very effective. I was in a car accident this year and they really helped me out. I had the pleasure of meeting Jany Martinez-Ward who was my attorney. She is awesome. I also worked with Karen and Lucy and they are two of the nicest ladies I have ever met. They took really good care of me. I recommend this law firm to anyone who really needs help.

- Steve W.

Impeccable guidance!

I am very pleased with the service at Ward Law. From beginning to end, their friendliness, availability, walkthrough, and council has been impeccable. I needed guidance and here I found an efficient guide. Thanks again.

-Miguel M.

The best all around!

I want to thank the Ward Law Group for such a positive experience handling my case! Amalia, Karen, and Lucy went above and beyond, always keeping me up-to-date on my case and getting back to me as fast as they could with any questions I had. Very professional, compassionate, and efficient team. I would highly recommend! Extremely satisfied with their service. Thank you again, Jany Martinez Ward and the entire team for everything. The best all around!

- Nathali H.
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