The popularity of Uber, Lyft, and similar services means there are more rideshare drivers than ever before populating our roads. While most of these drivers behave carefully and responsibly, even a small mistake or moment of inattention can cause an accident.
A Duluth Uber and Lyft rideshare accident attorney from our office can help you bring a case against whomever caused your accident and recover just compensation for your financial and bodily injuries. The sooner you begin, the sooner you can get the money you deserve.
How Much Rideshare Accident Compensation Can I Get?
Everyone’s case is different, so the only way we can estimate how much you can get is by meeting with you to evaluate your case. In past motor vehicle accident cases, Bader Scott Injury Lawyers has recovered as much as $197,500 and even $425,000. In both of these cases, the clients sustained neck and back injuries.
The amount you can receive reflects the total worth of every injury you sustained. Compensable damages that may contribute to your total include:
- Pain and suffering: For example, your physical injuries were (or are) very painful, or the accident was a very traumatic experience for you.
- Medical expenses: This encompasses emergency care, like ambulance rides; standard care, like diagnostic tests and medication; and long-term care, like home nursing.
- Repair bills: If your car—whether it was a rideshare vehicle or not—was damaged or destroyed due to someone else’s negligence, you could be reimbursed for the cost of fixing it or buying a new vehicle.
- Reduced quality of life: Your injuries forced you to make radical alterations to your lifestyle on a temporary or permanent basis.
How do we determine the worth of your case? An Uber and Lyft rideshare accident attorney from our office can collect evidence that establishes the severity of all your losses, as well as their connection with your Duluth accident. Examples of potentially critical evidence include:
- Bills from mechanics, healthcare institutions, etc.
- Receipts from the purchase of medical supplies and other products
- Photos or videos that show your injuries or property damage
- Your medical records, which show when you came in for treatment and which types of tests or treatments your doctors deemed necessary
- Tax information or paystubs that show the difference between your income pre-accident and your income post-accident
For a free legal consultation with a uber and lyft rideshare accidents lawyer serving Duluth, call (404) 888-8888
Our Team Handles Rideshare Accident Cases
As with many types of accidents, you have a limited time to take legal action after a rideshare collision. Georgia law, as codified at O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33, allows both personal injury and wrongful death victims only two years to start a lawsuit. After the deadline passes, any lawsuit you file is not considered legally valid.
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers takes pride in being there for our clients in their hour of need. We make it easier for them to fight for damages by:
Dealing with Insurance Companies
In rideshare accident cases, the topic of insurance can be especially tricky. Whose insurer should you speak to: the driver’s personal insurance or the rideshare company’s insurance? We can help you figure that out.
In addition, we can plan for and counteract any of the insurer’s attempts to undermine your case by blaming you for the accident or offering a lowball settlement.
Strengthening Your Case
For each loss you seek compensation for (pain and suffering, medical bills, etc.), you must provide sufficient proof establishing the liable party’s role in that loss and justifying the dollar amount you ask for. We can build the strongest possible case by gathering evidence from:
- Video footage: For example, if a witness caught the accident on camera, or if a surveillance camera was in the area, we can use that footage as evidence.
- Police reports: After a collision, the responding officer may have to fill out a form like this one, provided by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT). It features plenty of crucial information about the incident.
- Witnesses and experts: Anyone who was at the scene can tell us what they remember about the accident. Experts, like doctors or economists, can speak to the probable cause and severity of your injuries.
Negotiating or Litigating
Many times, an insurance company is happy to meet us at the negotiating table. They know that offering a pretrial settlement is faster and cheaper than having to go through the court system. If possible, we can:
- Meet with the insurance company’s representatives
- Come to a fair agreement
- Give you the settlement agreement to review and sign
However, it is important to be prepared for the possibility that your case could go to trial. If we determine that a jury award is the best way to pursue the money you need, we can:
- Participate in selecting jury members
- Prepare and present opening and closing arguments
- Prepare witnesses for questioning
- Examine friendly witnesses and cross-examine the defendant’s witnesses
- Provide the court with trial exhibits, legal briefs, and other materials
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Who Can Sue After a Rideshare Accident?
After a rideshare accident, you have the right to sue the liable party if you were:
- A rideshare driver who got hit by another car
- A regular driver who got hit by a rideshare vehicle
- A passenger in either a rideshare vehicle or another car
- A pedestrian who got hit by a rideshare vehicle
The entire team at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers would be happy to help you identify everyone involved in the accident and their role in causing your injuries. Liable parties could include:
- The driver who hit or swerved in front of you
- The maintenance team hired to maintain the roadway
- The government responsible for hiring that maintenance team
- The mechanic responsible for fixing your car or the other driver’s car
- The auto parts manufacturer that approved and sold a faulty steering column, brake, airbag, or other part
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The team at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers wants to make Duluth safer for everyone. We do this by holding Uber and Lyft rideshare drivers—or even the organizations themselves—accountable for bad driver behavior. An attorney from our office can represent you in your rideshare accident case. Call today for a free case review.