According to U.S. News & World Report, the inception of ridesharing has contributed to a rise in the number of car accidents. You may want the help of a lawyer if you experienced an Uber or Lyft accident.
If you want to represent yourself, you can do so, but you will be required to prove liability in your case. This can be complicated. You will need to prove the following things through evidence that supports your testimony:
- The liable party had a duty of care to keep you safe on the road
- The action (or inaction) of the liable party led to your accident
- This accident caused you injury
- Your injury cost you financially
If you retain a legal representative, you will not have to prove the above statements by yourself. A Laurens Uber and Lyft rideshare accident attorney from our team at George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers may be able to help.
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How a Lawyer May Be Able to Aid You in Your Pursuit for Damages
Not only may a lawyer be able to prove liability in your case, but they can also guide you throughout your case. An Uber and Lyft rideshare accident attorney in Laurens may help you in many ways. We will discuss with you how we can help you from our first conversation.
Valuate Your Damages
You may not know exactly how much compensation you may be able to pursue. This is typical for your situation. Your legal representative will analyze your case and all of your losses – both economic and non-economic. There are a wide variety of things for which you may be able to claim.
However, your status at the time of the accident is relevant. If you were a passenger in the rideshare vehicle, or if you were a pedestrian, bicyclist, or passenger in another car that was struck by a rideshare vehicle, Uber and Lyft have insurance plans you may be able to take advantage of.
Handle Insurance Negotiations
Regardless of which insurance company we have to work with, we can communicate with them for you. You should not have to balance living your life with arguing with claims adjusters. We may do this for you.
Some companies may attempt to underpay you or wrongfully deny your claim. We can stand in between you and them to keep this from happening. The insurance company will likely make an initial offer fairly quickly after you submit your claim. This is because they probably want to close your case and move on.
However, they may not take all of your losses into account. You may not even know how much medical care you are going to need in the future so soon into your recovery. Your lawyer can negotiate for fair damages for you, so that after you accept a settlement, you do not need to pay out of pocket for your healthcare. For instance:
- You might have suffered a brain injury in your accident, which takes a long time to recover from (if you do).
- You may need an at-home aid or to move into an assisted living facility. Some people with serious injuries may need to adjust even the most basic aspects of living their lives.
George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers can explain more about the danger of accepting an insurance settlement too soon.
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If You Lost a Loved One in a Laurens Uber and Lyft Rideshare Accident
If you lost a loved one in a ridesharing accident, our Laurens Uber and Lyft rideshare accident attorneys may be able to help you. You may be faced with the following damages:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Your loved one’s last medical costs
- Loss of guidance
- Loss of consortium
There may be other losses for which you may be eligible for damages. You do not need to know what they are right now. We can work with you to figure out what you can pursue. You are not expected to be able to put aside your grief to fight a long, tenuous legal battle. We will stand at your side during this difficult time.
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Do Not Worry About How You Are Going to Pay for Representation
If you are suffering financially after your accident, do not worry. Our firm works on contingency. This means that you will not have to pay us anything upfront. When we begin working together, both parties will sign an agreement that dictates how we will take our attorney’s fees out of any settlement or trial judgement we win for you.
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If you have not already done so, visit a medical professional (in order to connect your injuries to the accident and to make sure that your health is not at risk). You do not have a long time to wait. Your insurance company may have regulations that dictate how long you have to file a claim after an accident. South Carolina personal injury lawsuits also have to be filed within a certain timeframe.
If you are unable to collect sufficient damages from a settlement, turning to a lawsuit is a possible option for securing compensation. There is a chance that you will never even have to enter a courtroom, as we begin negotiating with the defendant as soon as you file.
There may even be multiple parties at fault in your accident. If your rideshare vehicle was hit by a truck driver, for example, we may be able to pursue the driver themselves, their employer, and a parts manufacturer (depending on the specifics of the accident). We may be able to help you bring all negligent parties involved in your accident to justice.
Call or fill out our online contact form to speak to a firm representative about how a Laurens Uber and Lyft rideshare accident lawyer may be able to help you.
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