Neuromuscular Injury Caused By an Uber Accident

Los Angeles has a reputation for overcrowded roads. The recent influx of Uber drivers has only worsened the situation, not only creating further congestion, but increasing the number of traffic accidents. At Compass Law Group, LLP, our Uber accident attorneys have the knowledge and skill to protect the rights of drivers and passengers injured in Uber accidents, many of whom have suffered a neuromuscular injury.

If you have been through an Uber accident in which you suffered a serious neuromuscular injury, the law entitles you to compensation for your medical care and all costs related to the incident. In order to obtain those damages, however, you need the strong legal representation we provide. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can begin tackling your case. We offer free consultations and will not charge you any attorneys’ fees until we win.

How Our Uber Accident Attorneys Will Help You Recover After a Neuromuscular Injury

We know that your Uber accident has unsettled your life — physically, emotionally, and probably financially. Our law team is committed to helping you heal by getting you the resources you need to pay medical expenses, replace lost income, and compensate you for your pain and suffering. Our history of successful outcomes demonstrates our competence; our clients testify to our compassion.

While you rest and recuperate, our accomplished Uber accident attorneys will:

  • Investigate the site of your accident
  • Obtain and review the police report
  • Examine your medical records
  • Prepare all necessary documents 
  • Interview witnesses
  • Engage in adept negotiations with opposing counsel

You will find our law team to be well-credentialed, talented, and personally concerned with your well-being.

Types of Neuromuscular Injuries Caused by Uber Accidents in Los Angeles

Injuries that involve both nerves and muscles are considered neuromuscular. A great many neuromuscular injuries can occur in an Uber collision. At the moment of impact, joints and the muscle tissue are frequently jolted or banged against parts of the auto, other riders, or, if they are ejected from the vehicle, the road surface.

Neuromuscular injuries result in decreased mobility and function and may lead to permanent disability. When they affect the spine, they may result in spasticity or paralysis. When they affect the brain, they may result in loss of vision or hearing, cognitive impairment, or even death.

These injuries include:

  • Whiplash
  • Strained or torn tendons
  • Sprained or ruptured ligaments
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries

These injuries may affect the head or neck, elbow, shoulder, back, hip, knee, wrist or ankle, severely limiting mobility, range of motion, flexibility, and general function, and resulting in excruciating pain.

Other Symptoms of Neuromuscular Injury

Apart from the symptoms mentioned, neuromuscular symptoms may also include: 

  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision/ hearing impairment
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Problems with memory and concentration
  • Sleeplessness, night terrors, or fear of car travel. 

It is crucial to remember that such symptoms may not manifest immediately. Because it may take many days or even weeks for the effects of neuromuscular injuries to be evident, it is essential that you see a doctor as soon as possible after the accident.

Who is legally responsible for my neuromuscular injury in an Uber accident in L.A.?

One of the reasons it is necessary to have the services of an experienced Uber accident attorney is that rideshare accident cases are more complex in terms of liability than car accidents between private parties. In Uber accidents, determining liability can be especially difficult. 

Because the Uber corporation only bears vicarious liability for its drivers while they are actively working for the company (“on the app”), Uber will typically only be liable if you were a passenger in the Uber car, or the driver or passenger of another car, at the time of the accident, or were injured during pick-up or delivery. Our savvy Uber accident attorneys will collaborate with accident reconstruction specialists to make sure we target the correct defendant(s).  

Although the Uber corporation carries $1 million in insurance for each of its drivers, there are situations in which Compass Law Group may be able to sue for damages exceeding their limits.

It should be noted that it is also possible that your neuromuscular injuries were the fault of another party entirely, such as the driver of another car, the manufacturer of a defective auto part, or the government agency that failed to repair the road or fix a broken traffic signal. 

No matter what the circumstances, our determined law team will work tirelessly to win your case so that you and your family can move forward into a secure financial future.

Compass Law Group Will Fight to Win You the Damages You Deserve

Our Uber accident attorneys are well aware that your budget can take a serious hit when you suffer a major injury, so we will fight hard to see to it that you receive damages for: 

  • Lost wages/lost earning power
  • Medical expenses (past and future)
  • Rehabilitation and extended nursing care
  • Replacement services (e.g. housework)
  • Modifications to the home 
  • Pain and suffering
  • Permanent disability
  • Permanent disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

If you have lost a loved one to wrongful death in the Uber accident in Los Angeles, we know we can do nothing to alleviate your grief. We can and will, however, assist you in obtaining a settlement for final medical costs, your loved one’s end-of-life suffering, funeral or memorial services, and loss of financial and emotional support.

Contact Our Experienced California Uber Accident Attorneys Today

When you are overwhelmed and don’t know where to turn, turn to Compass Law Group. We will do everything possible to restore your sense of justice and to make sure that you have the means to overcome all the challenges you are facing. Contact our office today for an initial free consultation.

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