If you or a loved one drive for Uber or any other rideshare services, chances are that plenty of hours get logged on the road. You know there are risks to driving, especially when it comes to negligence drivers on the roadway. Today, we want to share a tragic story of loss that a family is going through in California – their family member was an Uber driver and was killed by a wrong-way driver.
At the Hayes Law Firm, APC, our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to help if you need a Montebello Uber accident attorney. Let us get to work on securing the compensation you deserve.
What Happened In This Incident?
We do not usually bring you stories out of our coverage area, but this one needs to be heard. When people think of ridesharing crashes, they typically think of injuries to passengers inside the rideshare vehicles or people struck by a rideshare car. However, the lives of rideshare drivers and their families are also affected.
WaheedEtimad was the father of seven children. He was from Afghanistan where he was wounded while working as a translator for US troops. After settling in California four years ago, he became an Uber driver. However, he was killed earlier this year in a head-on collision caused by a wrong-way driver.
State law required that rideshare companies carry a $1 million liability policy for rideshare drivers and passengers during official trips. Uber also offers an additional “driver injury protection” policy that costs four cents per mile. This offers survivor benefits for family members up to $150,000.
We do not know if Waheed had this additional policy, but we do know that insurance companies are not in the business of making large settlements.
In the aftermath of a ridesharing crash, it is not uncommon for us to see the following injuries:
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Spinal cord injuries
- Whiplash injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
Medical expenses can become tremendous for victims and in many cases, a person cannot work while they recover from their injuries.
- For the latest reporting year in the state, there were more than 273,000 vehicle crash injuries and more than 3,000 crash fatalities.
Let Us Help You Now
If you or a loved one has been injured in a ridesharing crash due to the negligence or carelessness of another person, you may need to seek legal assistance. At the Hayes Law Firm, APC, we understand that these incidents can be confusing. That is why we want to help. Let our team get to work investigating the incident so we can secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:
- Your medical expenses related to the incident
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of personal enjoyment damages
- Punitive damages against those responsible
If you need a Montebello Uber accident lawyer, you can reach out for a free consultation by calling us at 323-477-1415 .