Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft are a key feature of Evansville’s roadways. Just like other motorists, though, rideshare drivers have a duty to avoid accidents.
You may get coverage for medical expenses, lost income, and other losses from a rideshare accident. An Evansville rideshare accident lawyer from Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers is ready to assist you.
Should I Hire an Attorney After a Rideshare Accident?
We generally advise that you do hire an attorney after a rideshare accident. Services like Uber and Lyft are multinational, with Uber in particular having a massive reach. This size means that these companies have substantial resources—and are not afraid to fight against paying a claim.
It may serve you to hire an attorney as your own form of support. An attorney from Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers can:
- Determine whether you’re entitled to insurance coverage, or whether filing a lawsuit serves you better
- Deal with Uber or Lyft, and their legal representatives, on your behalf
- Ensure that the liable rideshare company does not take advantage of you
- Defend your rights throughout the life of your claim
When you hire our team, you become able to focus on your recovery. Give your physical, emotional, and psychological injuries the attention they need. We will handle your insurance claim or lawsuit.
Is the Ridesharing Company Responsible for My Losses?
The rideshare company involved in your accident may be liable for your losses. Generally, companies like Uber and Lyft pay for victims’ losses through robust insurance policies.
As Uber policy explains, the company provides varying insurance coverages. Those coverages include:
- When the Uber driver is en route to pick up a rider or is dropping off a rider: $1 million for third-party liability, contingent comprehensive and collision coverage.
- When the Uber driver is awaiting a ride request: $50,000 in bodily injury liability (per person), $100,000 in bodily injury liability (per accident), and $25,000 in property damage (per accident).
- When the Uber driver is offline: No coverage.
There is a drastic difference in coverage based on the Uber driver’s status. Lyft offers the same coverage limits and conditions for coverage.
If a ridesharing company’s insurance should cover your losses, we’ll work to ensure that it does.
Act as soon as possible, however. Per IC § 34-11-2-4, there is a two-year limitation to take legal action from the time of injury. Anything beyond this timeframe will be more difficult to obtain compensation.
Will the Ridesharing Company’s Insurer Pay Me What It Owes?
This is a common question in rideshare accident cases. It is not a given that the rideshare company or their insurer will provide the compensation they owe you. Having an attorney who works routinely with insurers, and can combat bad-faith tactics, may help you overcome any challenges to your claim.
Some claim-related challenges that our team can address include:
- An insurance company falsely claiming that the rideshare driver does not qualify for coverage
- An insurance company undervaluing your losses
- An insurance company denying your claim
- At-fault parties claiming that you are at fault for your collision
Rideshare accident lawyers from our firm are prepared for anything. Our goal is to resolve your case in Evansville by securing fair compensation for you—period.
For a free legal consultation with a rideshare accidents lawyer serving Evansville, call 800-333-9999
What are Recoverable Damages in My Evansville Rideshare Accident Case?
Early in your case process, we will identify all of your recoverable damages. These damages are unique to each client, but may include the cost of:
- Ambulance transport
- Emergency treatment
- Visits with various doctors
- Lost income and earning power
- Lost bonuses and retirement benefits
- Lost physical or cognitive abilities
- Personality changes
- Lost quality of life
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
These are just some of the losses we see with rideshare accident victims. If you have other losses, we will include them in your case.
Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers also handles wrongful death claims. If your loved one passed away because of a rideshare accident, we may seek coverage for:
- Your pain and suffering, as well as the decedent’s pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of the decedent’s earnings
- Grief counseling and other therapies
- Lost spousal companionship
- Lost parental guidance
- Lost household value
We will identify those who are liable for your loved one’s loss.
How Much is My Case Worth?
Each rideshare accident case we handle has a different value. The nature of a victim’s injuries and the extent of property damage are two factors to consider. To determine the value of your case, we’ll create a thorough list of your damages. We will complete all necessary calculations to determine your case’s value.
Once we know the cost of your losses, we will set a benchmark for any settlement or judgment that we pursue for you.
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How Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers Serves Rideshare Accident Victims
Our team handles every aspect of the rideshare accident case. Our process in your case may include:
Gathering Evidence and Documentation
We’ll want to recreate your accident, using evidence to show what happened. Video footage, photographs, witness accounts, and a police report may all be valuable.
We will also want to document your losses. Medical images, healthcare invoices, proof of lost income, therapists’ accounts of your trauma, and other documentation may all be useful.
Negotiating with Liable Parties
Whether we’re dealing with an insurance company, individual, or rideshare company, we’ll negotiate for the recovery you deserve. We only accept a settlement if it compensates you fairly. You have the final say in whether we accept a settlement, or proceed with further legal action.
Hiring Experts to Help with Your Case
Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers can hire experts for your case. If we believe that a certain action—like hiring an expert—will help your case, then we’ll do it. Whether we’re gearing up for settlement negotiations or a trial, we want your case to be as strong as possible.
Call Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers Today About Your Rideshare Accident Case
It doesn’t matter if you were riding in a car struck by a rideshare driver, injured as a passenger in a rideshare vehicle, or injured under other rideshare-related circumstances. If you’re the victim of a rideshare accident, we can help.
Call Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers today for a free consultation to discuss your case. We may assign an Evansville rideshare accident lawyer to start your case as soon as possible.