When you use a rideshare service, you expect to get from point A to point B with no complications. However, the reality is that many rideshare vehicles get into collisions each year. You may find yourself in this situation and wonder: “What happens now?”
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers advocates for people hurt in rideshare accidents. A Chataignier rideshare accident lawyer from our firm can pursue compensation from the negligent party and manage your claim. We offer free case reviews where, within minutes, you can learn your options.
We Charge Nothing Up Front for Our Help in Louisiana
Since we first opened our doors, we’ve worked on a contingency-fee basis. Once you partner with us:
- We won’t ask for any money out of pocket.
- We’ll explain how we don’t charge retainers or hourly rates.
- We will pay for your case’s filing fees, consulting costs, and other related matters.
We know this is a stressful time for you, both physically and financially. We don’t want to add to this burden. You can learn more about this risk-free arrangement when you connect with our personal injury firm.
For a free legal consultation with a rideshare accident lawyer serving Chataignier, call (337) 777-7777
Financial Recovery in a Chataignier Rideshare Accident Case
In many instances, we can pursue compensation through a liable insurance policy. The rideshare company or its driver could have insurance that pays for your losses. How much you can recover depends on many factors, namely, your condition’s severity.
Compensation in your case could account for:
Even suffering minor harm in a collision can cause thousands of dollars in healthcare bills. Financial recovery should account for any necessary medical treatment you need, such as surgeries and medications.
Lost Income and Other Job-Related Benefits
Suffering harm in a collision can put you out of work for months. You shouldn’t have to endure financial hardship because of an accident you didn’t cause. After reviewing your employment records, our team will seek reimbursement for all lost tips, bonuses, benefits, commissions, and more.
Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering is a non-economic damage that accounts for your hardships. It’s considered non-economic because it doesn’t have an inherent dollar value. Yet, our team can evaluate what you can seek for pain and suffering based on your situation.
Property Damage Expenses
A rideshare vehicle may have damaged your car. We can include the cost of any repairs in your claim or lawsuit’s value. We can also include the cost of temporary transportation arrangements, if your car’s out of commission.
You can seek other losses than those listed here. These are just some damages you can recover with our team’s help.
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We Urge You to Consider Prompt Legal Action
All rideshare accident lawsuits come with filing deadlines. Per CC Art. 3492, you generally have one year to file your lawsuit. This gives you a very short time to file your case, gather evidence, and compel damages from the other party.
The civil court system dismisses any case filed outside the one-year deadline. To preserve your right to litigation, we encourage you to call us today. We can examine your case, identify its deadlines, and uphold your right to damages.
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What You Can Expect from Your Rideshare Accident Lawyer in Chataignier
To secure compensation for your losses, we will:
Assess Your Situation
We will create a customized legal strategy that meets your needs. This requires us to examine your situation. This requires us to:
- Learn about your condition’s severity
- Determine who caused the accident
- Identify your losses (and their values)
From there, we can proceed with filing a claim or lawsuit.
Investigate the Collision
After learning about your collision, both the insurer and the rideshare company want evidence. With supporting information, you can assert your right to damages. Yet, while dealing with serious injuries, you may not have time to gather evidence on your own.
That’s where Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can step in. Our team of investigators will locate the accident report, data from the rideshare company, and photos of the accident scene. They may also consult with witnesses to glean more insight into what happened.
Calculate Your Losses
We want to recover everything the liable party owes you. This involves understanding the cost of your past, present, and future injury-related expenses. We will use documentation to understand what you need for your medical bills and other financial losses. We will assess your situation as a whole to determine your non-economic hardships.
Once we understand your losses’ value, we can send your demand letter to the liable insurer. This document outlines the severity of your condition and how much you’re requesting in damages.
File Your Insurance Claim/Lawsuit
We hope that once the insurer learns about your situation, it’ll offer fair compensation. However, this isn’t the case for many people. Some insurers do everything possible to reduce what they pay injured claimants.
We will negotiate with the insurer, support your case with evidence, and advocate for what you need. If negotiations stall, we can file a lawsuit and go from there.
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What Should I Do After My Rideshare Accident in Chataignier?
The following steps could support your right to damages:
Seek Medical Care
Not only do you want to fully recover, but:
- The information you get from your doctor can help your case.
- Getting prompt care connects your injuries to the collision.
- You reasonably want access to the best medical care.
If you have already sought medical care, we encourage you to follow your doctor’s treatment plan. If you discontinue treatment, ask your doctor for written approval.
Refrain from Giving a Recorded Statement
The liable insurer (or the rideshare company itself) may ask for a recorded statement. When this happens, refuse. Giving a recorded statement does not help you. Instead, it helps the insurer deny your claim.
Keep All Information Related to the Collision
Our team will find and use evidence to support your case. However, you may have documentation that further advances your case, such as emails from the liable insurer. If so, send that information to your lawyer. They can use evidence to build your case.
Call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers for a Free Case Review
Interested in exploring your options? Call our team now to discuss your case with a professional.
Call or text (337) 777-7777 or complete a Free Case Evaluation form