Trusting a driver contracted by a popular rideshare company to get you from A to B might have ended in an accident and injuries for you. You could be reimbursed for the financial and non-financial costs of your pain, however. If you experienced an accident that involved a rideshare driver, you could pursue compensation.
You could be in any of the following situations:
- A passenger in a rideshare vehicle who was involved in an accident
- The driver of another vehicle that was involved in an accident with a rideshare vehicle
- A pedestrian or cyclist who was hit by a rideshare driver
Regardless of your situation, a Plano Uber and Lyft rideshare accident lawyer from Loncar Lyon Jenkins could help you fight for a fair settlement after a rideshare accident.
What You Should Know About Uber and Lyft’s Insurance Coverage
Uber and Lyft have certain insurance coverages for their drivers and passengers, depending on the specifics of each accident. We can tell you more about how a rideshare driver’s status could affect your settlement.
There are different insurance coverages provided when a driver is transporting a passenger to their destination, waiting for a ride request, or off-duty. For instance, you may have to pursue compensation through a driver’s personal auto insurance coverage if they were not actively using the relevant app.
However, you might get to take advantage of the coverages that rideshare companies offer. Uber and Lyft offer similar coverages under certain circumstances, including:
- Bodily injury liability up to $50,000 per person and $100,000 per accident
- Property damage up to $25,000 per accident
- Third-party liability coverage up to $1,000,000, if the driver was actively picking up or transporting a passenger at the time of the accident
For a free legal consultation with a Uber and Lyft Rideshare Accidents lawyer serving Plano, call 877-239-4878
Types of Compensation You Could Seek in a Plano Rideshare Case
You might think that you could only seek compensation for your medical losses and any vehicle repair you required after your accident. However, there might be many other opportunities to pursue a recovery for your losses.
Possible forms of compensation could include:
Monies Lost While You Were Healing
If you were unable to work after being injured, you could seek any lost wages, benefits, tips, or bonuses. The money you could have earned while recovering is not long gone. Let us help you add up what you could have collected if it had not been for the accident. We could add this figure to your demand letter to an insurance company.
Seeing a doctor or other medical professional shortly after a vehicle accident is important. We implore you to do so if you have not already. Not only should you seek out proper treatment and diagnosis of any injuries, but documentation of your visit could support your claim for compensation.
With receipts, prescription orders, and certain documents, you could seek compensation for the following losses:
- Ambulance care or treatment at the scene
- Hospital care, including any treatments or surgery you required
- Follow-up appointments with your general practitioner or specialists
- Physical therapy
- Visits with psychologists to discuss any accident-related trauma
- Crutches or a wheelchair
- A ramp or other accessibility adjustment you had to install in your home
Intangible losses can be difficult to valuate. However, your Plano Uber and Lyft rideshare accident lawyer will add up the values of losses like:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of limb or other significant bodily function
Loncar Lyon Jenkins pursues such losses for our clients on a regular basis. We are familiar with helping accident victims place a monetary figure on the losses they might have difficulty valuating on their own.
Wrongful Death Damages
If a loved one passed due to a Plano accident, we are deeply sorry. Payment is not a consolation for your loss, but you can seek justice by fighting for compensation from the responsible party (or parties).
You could be eligible to seek damages to cover these losses:
- Funeral and burial
- Loss of your loved one’s income
- Loss of consortium or guidance
- And more
Do not worry about taking on your case all by yourself in this difficult time. Our team will handle it.
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What Can an Attorney Do for Your Rideshare Case That You Can’t?
You deserve to spend time with your family and heal after your accident. When you work with our team, we can handle the day-to-day of an insurance claim and legal case.
As we mentioned above, we will help you decide on a value to pursue from the liable party or their insurer. We will also seek out evidence to support your case. This might include:
- Video footage from traffic cameras or businesses near the scene
- Eyewitness testimonies
- Medical expert testimony that verifies your condition and recovery prognosis
- Skidmarks or debris left at the scene
- Photos of the damage to the vehicles and of your body
Insurers sometimes try to get accident victims to take low settlements before they have fully recovered. Do not let this happen to you. Once you accept a settlement, you cannot fight for more money.
Medical expenses can extend far beyond what an accident victim expects. You might not know how much your injuries will cost you in the future. A fair settlement can help with this.
Contact our Plano Uber and Lyft Rideshare Accident Attorneys today
It Costs You Nothing Upfront to Retain a Lawyer from Loncar Lyon Jenkins
Our firm operates on what is called a “contingency-fee arrangement.” Per the American Bar Association (ABA), this means that you do not owe us anything unless we win your case and secure compensation for you. We hope this will allow you to more readily get started on your case and begin your path to financial recovery.
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You have every right to retain our Plano Uber and Lyft rideshare accident lawyer to help you stabilize your future. Call in the Strong Arm.
Call a team member from Loncar Lyon Jenkins today. Do not wait, as there are timelines imposed by the law that limit how long you have to take legal action.