Need a Lawyer? LegalRideshare's Crash Course on Rideshare Accidents

Need a Lawyer? LegalRideshare's Crash Course on Rideshare Accidents

Press Release (ePRNews.com) - CHICAGO - Nov 28, 2018 - The more time drivers spend on the road, the more likely they are to be in an accident. Everyone can’t avoid every iPhone-using, makeup-applying, burrito-eating driver. Accidents happen and they are bound to happen to rideshare drivers. Because of this,  LegalRideshare can help guide people through the next steps. 

Because LegalRideshare is the only law firm entirely dedicated to rideshare accidents and injuries, they know a thing or two on how to handle them. 

Every driver has a duty to act cautiously and safely on the road. The rules are obvious: stop at red lights; don’t speed; yield to drivers with the right-of-way. That said, most crashes occur when drivers fail to obey these basic maxims. In the law, we call that “breaching one’s duty of care.”

If a driver settles the claim under the initial diagnosis, tens (or hundreds) of thousands of dollars could be left on the table.

Bryant Greening

Attorney, LegalRideshare

When a person breaches his duty to drive safely and injures someone, the injured person can file a lawsuit. Generally speaking, insurance companies will defend drivers accused of causing crashes. They will pay legal costs, medical bills and any verdicts or settlements. Insurance companies don’t, however, relish in dishing out big checks. They can (and routinely do) fight the claims.

PROPERTY DAMAGE:

Generally speaking, an attorney isn’t needed to handle a property damage claim. The two insurance companies will open claims and decide who is responsible for fixing/replacing the vehicles. 

INJURY:

Decisions regarding fault are vital in determining whether a person will be compensated for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. (In some instances, an insurance company may admit fault for property damage and then deny fault for the injuries.)

When injured on the road, a person may be entitled to past and future damages, such as costs of past medical treatment (i.e., ambulance and emergency room bills), future medical treatment (i.e., on-going doctors appointments, rehabilitation, surgeries), pain and suffering and future pain and suffering. 

Furthermore, lawyers are skilled in evaluating claims. Injuries often evolve over time. What might first look like a back sprain can later be diagnosed as a slipped disk. If a driver settles the claim under the initial diagnosis, tens (or hundreds) of thousands of dollars could be left on the table. 

LAWSUIT:

Lastly, many injury claims do not settle without filing a lawsuit. That means arguing with defense lawyers and judges, filing motions, taking witness, medical and expert statements, and, possibly, going to trial. There are simply too many traps for a non-expert to navigate. An unsuccessful lawsuit means no compensation, unpaid medical bills and financial hardship.

Accidents happen. But it’s up to each person to act like the pro.

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