One must have all legal pieces of information related to the incident, including everything that could help to prove the collision and their body-related injuries. This means one must take photos of all the things, including their vehicle’s damage and bodily injuries. The victim also should possess documentation from law enforcement and the concerned paramedics or medical facility, plus verbal witness accounts. They also require the insurance and contact details of that vehicle operator at fault in the collision. If the injured is the delivery service vehicle driver, they would have to get the information of the responsible third-party driver.
The injured victim should also be capable of proving that the other party acted negligently, thereby causing the accident. If the injured one played a part in the collision, they would also be found partly liable for it, and could only receive compensation accordingly. For proving negligence, the injured one must have the capability to establish the following things.
- Prove that the other driver violated his or her legal obligation to confirm the safety of the injured; and,
- That the said action directly brought about their injury-inducing collision.
Proving both is possibly challenging for the injured party, especially when they lack proper legal representation. When you were uninjured in a collision, you could pursue just property damage-related compensation. The claim for the said compensation tends to be simple to the extent that it could be filed with no legal assistance.
There exists a law stipulating that an accident injury lawsuit should be filed within 24 months of the event. Should you fail to litigate in this period, you would possibly be unable to get compensation. Anyhow, the concerned court could temporarily suspend the so-called ’statute of limitations’ law in the following situation.
- The injured party was a minor when the collision happened; or,
- They were physically and/or emotionally unfit to litigate the other party.
Moreover, the situation of the defendant party leaving the concerned US state could result in the court suspending the statute up to the time they return.
Speak to any of our experienced attorneys when you want to submit a claim of a vehicle accident settlement against Uber’s subsidiary. You must do it since litigation is possibly challenging or even impossible for anyone who lacks the required experience. It would also take much time and effort from you to take legal measures. The situation of suffering very serious injuries would render you not capable enough to complete this legal action. You being a food delivery driver is likely unfamiliar with your employment details, which may result in an increased need for having proper legal representation.