According to Forbes, since the introduction of Uber and Lyft, car accident fatalities have increased in the U.S. by as much as four percent each year. If you or someone you love was injured in an accident with a rideshare vehicle, you may be entitled to financial compensation. You may also have grounds for a personal injury claim or lawsuit if you lost a loved one. The at-fault party may be responsible for the medical bills related to your injuries, as well as other costs associated with your accident.
When you are ready to learn about your financial recovery options following a collision involving a rideshare vehicle, an Anderson Uber and Lyft rideshare accident lawyer can help.
Hammack Law Firm can help if you were injured as a:
- Driver or passenger in a rideshare vehicle
- Pedestrian or bicyclist
- Another motorist
Your lawyer can help you assign financial liability, accurately assess the value of your claim, gather important pieces of evidence, and negotiate a favorable financial settlement. Contact the personal injury team at Hammack Law Firm by calling (864) 326-3333.
You May Be Able to Recover These Damages
If you were injured in an Anderson car accident with an Uber or Lyft rideshare vehicle, you may be entitled to recover the cost of treating your injuries. Depending on the severity of your injuries, or whether you lost a loved one, the types of damages that you can recover will be specific to the details of your case.
SC Code § 15-32-210 allows you to request the following types of economic and non-economic damages from the liable party:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Current and future rehabilitation costs
- Current and future loss of income
- Repairing or replacing damaged property
- In-home care
- Physical pain and suffering
- Physical disability or disfigurement
- Mental and emotional anguish
- Funeral and burial expenses
You could also be entitled to recover other types of losses. By carefully assessing the financial impact of the accident, our team can work to ensure that no injury-related costs are overlooked. We want you to get the financial recovery that your case deserves.
Do Not Wait to File Your Lawsuit
Seeking compensation from the liable party can be a time-consuming, complex undertaking. Your case can be even more challenging if you do not know who to pursue for your damages. Depending on the rideshare driver’s status at the time of the collision, you may be able to recover compensation under Uber or Lyft’s insurance policy. However, if the rideshare driver was not actively accepting or completing requests, you would proceed with your case without any regard to the ridesharing aspect.
While your legal team determines liability, collects evidence, and evaluates the monetary value of your case, the time you have to file a personal injury lawsuit starts ticking away. SC Code. § 15-3-530 generally allows three years from the date of an accident to file a lawsuit. Hiring an Anderson Uber and Lyft rideshare accident lawyer can be beneficial to your legal interests.
Find out how a lawyer in your area can help file your lawsuit on time and protect your right to financial recovery. Contact the personal injury team at Hammack Law Firm by dialing (864) 326-3333. We can start working on your personal injury case today.
Request a Copy of Your Crash Report
Filing a crash report after a car accident can work to benefit your car accident case. Some of the details in this document will provide your lawyer with important pieces of information.
In Anderson, a crash report is mandatory, according to SC Code § 56-5-1260, if anyone involved in the accident is injured or passes away.
In addition to documenting important details, your crash report will also tell your lawyer:
- The name and contact information of the at-fault driver
- The name and contact information for their insurance provider
- Identifying information regarding the involved vehicles
- Notes and diagrams from the investigating officer
- Witness names, contact information, and statements
Request a copy of your crash report as soon as it is made available. Keep a copy for your personal records and share a copy with your lawyer. Your lawyer will use the information it contains to prove fault, assign liability, and fight for the monetary compensation you are entitled to.
You May Be Able to Settle Your Case Out of Court
You may be able to settle your car accident claim without having to file a lawsuit and go to court. Your lawyer can help you negotiate a financial settlement with the liable party. Yet, while accepting a settlement from the insurance company may seem like a favorable resolution, you should be aware that once you agree to a settlement, it is final. You will not be able to pursue additional funds later, even if additional costs arise.
Only you (not your lawyer) can agree to accept a settlement offer. Your lawyer can advise you on the feasibility of the offers you receive, but ultimately, the decision whether to accept a settlement is up to you. At Hammack Law Firm, our goal is to help you accept an offer that leaves you with no outstanding expenses.
Start Seeking Financial Recovery Today
When you or a loved one is injured in a rideshare accident, you deserve to be compensated for your damages. Our team helps car accident victims hold negligent parties financially responsible for the damage they cause. When you are ready to seek the compensation you deserve, call Hammack Law Firm at (864) 326-3333. We can explain how an Anderson Uber and Lyft rideshare accident lawyer can fight for your legal rights.