It had been a long few weeks at work, but “Erik” (not a real person) finally had an opportunity to unwind and let off some steam. He and his friends had scheduled a big Friday night out on the town. While he was home to grab a quick bite and change out of his office clothes, his mother called to say hello. Learning of his plans for the evening, his mother told him, “don’t drink too much, and if you drink, don’t drive.”
Erik reassured his mother that he had no intention of driving and would use his smartphone app to summon a car from a popular Internet-based service when it was time to get home. “I’ll be fine, Mom,” he said. He had every reason to think so.
Shortly before 3:00 a.m., when Erik used the app to summon the nearest available car, his request was routed to a driver just three blocks away. He was able to pick up Erik less than ten minutes later. He might have been able to get there sooner, but the driver had missed the first notification that he had a passenger waiting. That’s because he was asleep in his car.
The driver was very tired. Picking up Internet car fares was his second job, which he had started doing on evenings and weekends to make ends meet. Money was tight that month and he had been doing a lot of driving; he hadn’t had more than twenty minutes of sleep in a row for more than two days.
Even though Erik was a bit tipsy, he noticed after just a few minutes in the car that the driver seemed “out of it.” At one point, his head appeared to roll to the side. Erik was about to ask if he was okay when everything went flying. The fatigued driver had run a stop sign and was broadsided by another vehicle that had the right of way and was speeding.
Erik suffered serious injuries to his head and neck as well as his left side. Six months after the accident, he still is trying to regain full mobility. He is in pain regularly and often has trouble concentrating. He has been unable to return to his office job, and his young career is on hold.
His attorney reviewed the facts of his case and told him it was likely that he would eventually receive a fair settlement offer from the car service. Their first two offers had been inadequate, however, and knowing that Erik was having trouble meeting his rent and other financial obligations, his attorney told him to call USClaims. If you’re having trouble meeting your expenses while waiting for a legal settlement or a judgment after being injured in a car crash, we can help.
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