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Uber Accident Lawyers in Erie, Pennsylvania

Dedicated Lawyers Fight to Secure Results for Clients Injured in Uber Accidents in Erie, PA

The explosion in popularity for rideshare services like Uber has meant an ever-increasing number of vehicles on the streets and roads of Erie, Pennsylvania operating for these companies. Unfortunately, with more Uber vehicles on the road, there is a greater risk for these vehicles to cause accidents and injure innocent people. If you or a loved one are the victim of an accident caused by or involving an Uber vehicle, you may be entitled to seek compensation for the damages you incur, including your medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.

At Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C., our Erie Uber accident lawyers understand the financial pressures and stress that recovering from an accident that was no fault of your own can place on you and your family. That is why we work diligently to get you the financial recovery you deserve as quickly as possible, so that you can put your time and focus back where it belongs — on your physical and emotional recovery, on your family, and on getting back to your regular life. 

When you’ve been the victim of an Uber accident, contact Purchase, George & Murphey today to schedule a free initial consultation with our Erie Uber accident attorneys to discuss the details of your case and to learn more about your options for seeking compensation for your injuries and damages.

Damages That Victims of Uber Accidents Can Recover

If you’ve suffered injuries in an accident with a vehicle driving for Uber or another rideshare company, you deserve to seek compensation for the damages you suffer as a result of the accident. In an Uber accident claim, you may be entitled to receive compensation for:

  • Costs of injury treatments, including hospital bills, surgeries, doctor’s office visits, medical equipment, prescription medication, therapy and rehab, or home health care
  • Lost wages when you miss time from work due to your injuries
  • Lost earning potential, if you are unable to return to your old job as a result of your injuries
  • Pain and suffering or lost quality of life
  • Property damage, such as damage to your car if you were hit by an Uber vehicle

You may also be entitled to recoup other expenses, such as the costs of transportation to medical treatments, or home alterations you make to accommodate physical limitations brought about by your injuries.

Aggressive Attorneys Hold Negligent Uber Drivers Accountable for the Injuries They Cause

As the victim of an Uber accident, you deserve to receive compensation for your injuries and financial losses. The Erie Uber accident attorneys of Purchase, George & Murphey work diligently to hold those at fault for your injuries accountable for the compensation they owe you. We leave no stone unturned to make sure that you are provided with a full financial recovery. We begin every Uber accident case with a thorough investigation to collect all the evidence needed to show how your accident occurred and who was at fault. We strive to build a strong, effective legal case to hold every responsible party accountable, whether that be the Uber driver, another driver, or Uber itself. We aggressively negotiate with the insurance companies and defense lawyers to ensure that you have access to the maximum amount of coverage for your injuries and damages. But we also constantly work to prepare your case to go to trial if necessary, so that the other side knows how serious we are about getting you the compensation you deserve.

Contact Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. Today to Schedule a Free, No-Obligation Consultation with Our Uber Accident Attorneys

If you or a loved one have been injured in a motor vehicle accident caused by or involving an Uber or other rideshare vehicle, call the Erie Uber accident attorneys at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. today to set up a free, no-obligation case evaluation to learn more about your legal rights and about the ways our firm can help you secure maximum compensation in your case.

About Erie, PA

Erie is a city that serves as the county seat of Erie County, Pennsylvania, sitting on the southern shore of Lake Erie. The largest city in northwest Pennsylvania and the largest city in the state, Erie is named for both the lake it sits on and for the Erie Native American people who resided in the area until the mid 1600s. Erie originally came to prominence during the War of 1812, where it served as the homeport for the U.S. Navy’s Great Lakes fleet commanded by Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry; as a result, Erie gained the nickname of The Flagship City. Although a manufacturing hub for much of the 19th and 20th centuries, in recent decades Erie has transformed its economy to give rise to industries such as healthcare, technology, services, and tourism.

Frequently Asked Questions about Uber Accidents in Erie, PA

FAQ: Will Uber have to compensate me if I am injured in an accident with an Uber vehicle?

If you are injured while riding in an Uber vehicle or injured in an accident caused by an Uber driver, you may be entitled to seek compensation from Uber for your injuries. Uber offers insurance coverage on top of the Uber driver’s own coverage for people who are injured by an Uber vehicle or while riding in an Uber vehicle. The amount of coverage Uber provides depends on the circumstances at the time of the accident — while Uber provides a basic level of coverage if an accident happens while the driver is logged into the Uber application, the company does provide up to $1 million in coverage if an accident happens while the Uber is transporting a passenger or driving to pick up a passenger. Uber provides no coverage if the driver is not logged into the mobile application at the time of the accident.

FAQ: Who is liable to me for injuries I suffered in an Uber vehicle if another vehicle’s driver was at fault for the accident?

If you were riding in an Uber that was involved in an accident caused by another driver, you will likely have to look to the at-fault driver and his or her own insurance policy for compensation for your injuries and damages. If your damages exceeds the at-fault driver’s insurance coverage, you may be able to file a claim against the underinsured motorist coverage provided by Uber. Finally, if your Uber driver was partially at-fault for the accident, you may also be entitled to make a claim against Uber’s standard insurance policy.

Personal Injury Case Results

$1,250,000

Car accident

At approximately 50 mph, a young woman’s vehicle collided with a truck. Both vehicles were totaled. Client suffered multiple injuries including complex fractures and a myocardial contusion.

$700,000

Motorcycle Fatality

Client’s husband was killed in a motorcycle accident caused by a careless driver. His underinsured motorist carrier originally denied coverage, based on a policy exclusion, and then offered only half the coverage.

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Charges Dropped

DUI, Lane violation & Careless driving

Late at night, a driver turned right at a stop light and crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic. His BAC was over the legal limit. He was charged with DUI, a lane violation and careless driving.

Not Guilty

Sex Offense

An instructor at a local high school was accused by a student of indecent assault on the last day of school. After four days of trial, the jury acquitted the instructor of all charges.

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