Rideshare drivers, like every other type of driver, can make mistakes. Sometimes, those mistakes are serious enough to cause a car crash.
If you were the victim of such a crash, a Jefferson Parish Uber and Lyft ridesharing accident lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers might be able to represent you. We can help you navigate which insurance policies to file a claim with and manage all communications and negotiations during your case.
For a free case review with our car accident team, call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today at (504) 777-7777.
Pursuing Compensation After a Ridesharing Accident
If you were involved in a car accident with a rideshare driver, you might qualify for compensation. This may be true if you were a passenger in the rideshare vehicle or if you were in another car that was hit by a rideshare driver.
The insurance claim process for a ridesharing accident may be different than a normal car accident. For example, both Uber and Lyft provide their drivers with several tiers of insurance coverage for different situations. The ridesharing company’s insurance may cover accidents that occur when:
- The app is on, and the driver is waiting for a ride, but they have not been matched with a passenger yet
- The app is on, and the driver has been matched with a passenger, or the passenger is in the vehicle being driven to their destination
If the app is turned off, the rideshare driver’s personal insurance policy may cover an accident they cause.
A Jefferson Parish Uber and Lyft ridesharing accident lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can help you figure out what insurance policy may cover your damages.
To learn more about your legal rights and options, call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers at (504) 777-7777. A member of our team can review the qualities of your case during a free consultation.
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You May Qualify for Two Types of Compensation
Your accident may entitle you to economic damages, non-economic damages, or both.
Economic damages may compensate you for financial burdens stemming from the accident. These may include:
- Loss of income: if you missed work due to your injuries or the accident itself.
- Lost earning capacity: if you can no longer earn the kind of money you did before your injuries.
- Medical costs: if you received medical care for your injuries.
Noneconomic damages may compensate you for your bodily injuries, both physical and psychological. These may include:
- Pain and suffering: if your injuries caused you any distress, either physical or emotional.
- Disfigurement: if you have significant scarring caused by your injuries.
- Disability: if your physical and/or intellectual abilities have been impacted by your injuries.
You may need to prove the value of your damages for your insurance claim or lawsuit. With economic damages, you may be able to calculate the value by adding up your missed paychecks, medical bills, and other documented expenses. With noneconomic damages, it is often more difficult to assign appropriate dollar amounts. Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can help you with this process when we represent you.
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Let a Lawyer Do the Hard Work
The length and difficulty of your lawsuit may depend on many factors, such as how many liable parties there are, how the accident affected your life, and whether or not the liable party’s insurance company is cooperative with your case.
Instead of trying to handle everything yourself, let Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers assume your legal burden. We can take care of every aspect of your lawsuit while you focus on your recovery. Our services may include the following:
Managing the Communications
We can communicate with all parties on your behalf, including the insurance companies or their lawyers.
Looking for Evidence
To strengthen your claim, we can go to various sources in search of corroborating evidence. This evidence may take the form of:
- Police reports
- Medical records
- Witness statements
- Surveillance video
- Photos of the scene of the accident
- Photos of your car or injuries
Preparing Your Insurance Claim or Lawsuit
In addition to putting together evidence, we can help you identify all possible types of damages you may qualify for and even put a “price tag” on each one.
As your lawyer works to build your case, they can talk to you about your options and what the best course of action may be. Then, once everything is set, we can notify all potentially liable parties about your insurance claim or lawsuit.
After filing your insurance claim, Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can sit down at the negotiating table to argue for compensation on your behalf. Many personal injury cases are resolved at this stage.
If the insurance company does not make you a fair settlement offer, your lawyer may be able to take your case to trial where they can try to convince a judge or jury to award you compensation.
Call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers Today
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers has helped many accident victims over the years. A Jefferson Parish Uber and Lyft ridesharing accident lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers may be able to do the same for you. We are willing to take on a ridesharing company or any other party who may be liable for your damages.
Be aware that there is a general one-year statute of limitations, or legal time limit, on personal injury lawsuits per Louisiana Civil Code (CC) §3492. Waiting longer than one year after your accident to take legal action could mean that your lawsuit gets dismissed.
If you are considering taking legal action after a ridesharing accident, call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today at (504) 777-7777. A member of our team can evaluate your case at no charge.