Injury claims related to rideshare services require a certain level of legal skill and top notch representation. Although rideshare companies provide a large policy coverage, obtaining the compensation you deserve is difficult. You may be eligible to file a claim against Uber or Lyft if:
- You are a rideshare passenger who was injured and the Uber/Lyft driver is at fault for the accident
- You are a rideshare passenger who was injured in an Uber/Lyft and someone else is at fault
- You are a driver for an Uber/Lyft and have been hurt due to someone else’s negligent actions
Uber and Lyft are two of the most popular rideshare services. Today’s technology has shown us that even our daily commute can be handled by someone else with the touch of a finger.
Many people do not know that Uber and Lyft are covered by one-million dollar policies when providing a ride to someone. Like all drivers, Uber and Lyft drivers’ have a legal duty of care so they must avoid any behavior or neglect that could harm others on the road. Rideshare accidents can be complicated to understand, but as a passenger you cannot be held accountable for the accident, whether the Uber/Lyft driver is at fault, or if a third party is at fault. It is important for you to report the accident directly to the rideshare company, via telephone or through the app. You want to also make sure that you gathet all the information pertaining to the accident and driver of the vehicle. If you are injured during the accident, it is essential to report that as well. Like any other accident scenario, if you are hurt you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. You are entitled to have your medical bills, lost wages, pain & suffering and other additional damages compensated for.
If you have been involved in a rideshare accident, contact our office. At Mokaram Law Firm, our ridesharing accident attorneys have the knowledge and skills set necessary to fight this for you. Give us a call for a FREE legal consultation.
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“I was rear-ended on my way to work a few days ago. The other driver and I exchanged insurance information. Now I am having back pain. The insurance company is saying that it was partly my fault and only wants to offer me $500. Should I have gotten an attorney?”
Being involved in a car accident is a scary situation; it can even be traumatizing. Having a personal injury attorney review your case is sometimes suggested. But how do you know if you should hire an attorney?
Ask yourself these questions:
- Is there an argument over who is at fault?
- Are my injuries severe?
- Can I negotiate this and deal with insurance company on my own?
In some instances, individuals choose to represent themselves in car accident claims. However, it is important to note that if it is not clear whose fault it was you can have a difficult time dealing with the insurance company. Insurance companies will fight as hard as they can to find you at fault or issue the least amount of compensation as possible.
The most critical aspect to focus on is whether you have been injured in the accident due to the other parties’ actions. This will help you determine if you truly need legal representation. Minor injuries can worsen over time if left untreated. A medical doctor will be able to inform you of the severity of your injuries. Seeking medical attention is imperative whether you decide to hire an attorney or not.
There is a lot of work that goes into pursuing a personal injury claim. Most people do not want to deal with the burden, especially if they are severely injured. Insurance companies will try to trick you into taking an offer worth less than what you are entitled to. This can lead to unpaid bills and unresolved property damage. If you decide you do not want to deal with the hassle, you should hire a legal team. Knowledge of the law and procedural rules is what separates an attorney from a potential client. Sometimes cases are easily resolved; other times cases can get complicated and need a lawsuit to be filed.
Here at Mokaram Law Firm, we evaluate your case for FREE. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you don’t owe us anything unless we collect for you first!
Give us a call today at 713-952-4445