When you’re hurt in a car accident, you may find comfort knowing you have your insurance company to rely on. But what if you weren’t driving when the accident occurred?
If you’re not sure what to do after a rideshare accident, you may need guidance from a dedicated car accident lawyer at Anderson & Anderson. They have tools and resources to help you take the following steps and get compensated fairly.
After a car accident, find medical care immediately following the crash. That’s true even if you feel fine—you may have suffered a severe brain injury, internal bleeding, or a spinal cord injury. These injuries may not always be obvious, but your injuries can worsen if you don’t act quickly.
If the rideshare accident caused more than $500 in damage, or if someone was injured or killed in the accident, a police record must be filed.
That can work in your favor. When your memory of the crash is fresh, you have a better chance of recalling all the details. That can make a difference in your claim.
When you’re injured by a rideshare driver, the driver may not be the one financially liable for your claim. That may fall to the rideshare driver’s insurance policy. Companies like Uber and Lyft require their drivers to carry commercial drivers insurance. This insurance covers up to $1 million in damages when you’re hurt.
Of course, insurance companies aren’t always willing to compensate you for your losses. You may need to work with a lawyer, who can help you seek out a settlement that covers all the ways the accident negatively affected your life.
But the insurance company may not be keen to pay for the losses caused. You may instead struggle to get compensated because the company is focused on protecting its assets.
Because of this, you need to know what your claim is worth. You may be due both economic and non-economic damages. These damages can be difficult to calculate, so don’t hesitate to contact a lawyer about your injuries, losses and suffering.
When you’re hurt by a rideshare driver’s actions, you may have grounds for a lawsuit that covers the costs of your losses. But you may not have the tools or experience you need for a successful claim.
That’s where a lawyer at Anderson & Anderson can step in. Get your free consultation, and we’ll discuss your next steps and how we can guide you through those next steps. Learn more by calling 813-251-0072 or by completing the online contact form below.