Just like any motorist, Uber and Lyft drivers get into accidents. Likewise, rideshare drivers have a responsibility to exercise a certain level of care while driving, such as obeying traffic rules.
If you were injured in an accident involving Uber and Lyft, you may feel lost as to how to file an injury claim. You may be wondering whether the driver will be responsible or the rideshare company. Do not worry; an El Paso Uber and Lyft rideshare accident lawyer at Loncar Lyon Jenkins can help. Our team will ask you pertinent legal questions, listen carefully to your story, then establish the next steps to help you.
Potential Damages for Victims of Uber and Lyft Accidents
Just like other personal injury cases, if the driver is at fault, you may be entitled to pursue the liable party for financial damages and losses, which may include:
- Pain and suffering
- The cost of medical bills
- Cost of prescriptions
- Cost of physical and psychological therapy
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Wrongful death in the case of fatalities
These types of damages can help you put your life back together after a rideshare accident in El Paso.
We can help you calculate both your current and future losses to ensure you seek a fair settlement. The last thing we want is for you to suffer further loss as a result of your accident, so we will account for ongoing expenses, such as medical rehabilitation, in your case.
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Injuries That May Qualify You for Compensation
Uber and Lyft accidents can result in severe injuries or fatalities. We can help you pursue damages if you suffered any of the following injuries:
- Broken bones
- Chipped teeth
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Organ failure
If you suffered a different kind of injury (or lost a loved one), we can still help you assess your losses and pursue fair compensation.
Who to Pursue for Compensation
Uber and Lyft accidents differ from other car accidents for a number of reasons. There are multiple insurance companies involved—your insurance company, the driver’s insurance company, and the ridesharing company. Rideshare companies have carefully classified their drivers as independent contractors.
While these companies carry some coverage for drivers who are logged into the app and en route with a passenger, they usually will not cover accidents that occur when the driver is waiting to pick up a passenger or match with a passenger on the app.
If the driver has no insurance of their own, you will not be able to make a claim. Even if they do, some carriers may argue they were working at the time of the accident in an attempt to deny coverage. This can make the legal process overwhelming for victims seeking compensation. At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we will advise you regarding the legal process and represent your case for fair compensation.
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What to Do When Involved in an Uber or Lyft Accident
Anyone who is involved in an accident should call the police, who can make a formal report that will be used later as a record for the accident. Even if you didn’t call the police to the scene of the accident, you still have an obligation to report any collision that results in injuries or substantial property damage.
Additionally, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. If you did not have to go to the emergency room immediately after the collision, do not assume that you do not have injuries. Some injuries do not show symptoms for days or weeks after an accident, but they can lead to ongoing medical conditions, such as chronic widespread pain.
You will only make your injuries worse if you fail to see a doctor or follow through with a prescribed treatment plan. Furthermore, medical documentation can help link your injuries to the accident and prevent an insurer from claiming you worsened your condition so they can undervalue or deny your claim.
How an Uber and Lyft Rideshare Accident Lawyer Can Help
One of our rideshare accident lawyers can handle your case from beginning to end. We can help by:
Handling All of the Paperwork
Making a claim can be time-consuming and confusing. If you work with us, we can handle all of the paperwork and communications with the liable party. This way, you can rest and recover from your injuries in peace.
Securing Vital Evidence
Another way your lawyer helps you is by checking your medical records and ensuring their accuracy. We make sure the records are correct; otherwise, it could jeopardize your legal case.
Negotiating with Insurers
The injuries you sustain from the accident may not also be apparent, but an insurance company may try to settle quickly. You may also want to settle quickly to address your financial burdens. However, if you settle, you may be leaving money on the table. You do not need to agree to a settlement with an insurance company immediately, either. We may be able to negotiate for a fairer settlement.
Represent You at a Trial
If we cannot secure fair compensation through an insurance claim, we can take legal action on your behalf. We will represent you in a trial and fight for a court-awarded offer.
A lawyer can help you. Loncar Lyon Jenkins is dedicated to your legal rights. We get to work without an up-front charge to our clients.
Reasons to Work Quickly
There are a number of reasons to take action as soon as possible. It takes time to investigate a case and collect evidence. If you do not collect all the evidence, you could be leaving your legal opportunities behind. Your lawyer will be able to get to work on urgent evidence collection immediately while you focus on recovering from your injuries.
Another reason people work quickly after an accident is that Texas has a two-year limit on filing a lawsuit. According to Texas Practice & Remedies § 16.003(a), these two years begin counting down on the date of the accident or from the date of the death of a loved one if you are filing a wrongful death lawsuit.
We Advocate for Rideshare Accident Victims
There are a couple of ways we make hiring one of our lawyers affordable for rideshare accident victims. After suffering injuries and incurring medical bills, the last thing you need is to risk further financial loss.
We Offer Free Consultations
Some victims are unsure whether they have a case, especially when faced with insurance complications that can result from rideshare accidents.
We can talk about your accident during a free consultation and see if you have a case. We can also discuss what your damages may be worth. This allows us to get started on your case immediately, saving you time in the legal process.
We Work on a Contingency-Fee Basis
Another way we help victims of Uber and Lyft accidents is by taking cases on a contingency-fee basis. This means we will not charge you any out-of-pocket expenses to get started on your case. We also do not collect payment for our services unless we are successful in winning compensation for you.
You have nothing to lose by taking advantage of these opportunities to acquire risk-free legal representation.
Call Us for Help
At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we fight for a fair settlement from an insurer or take your case to court if need be. An Uber and Lyft rideshare accident lawyer can protect your rights while you concentrate on recovering. Call us today at (877) 239-4878 for a free consultation.