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If you were hurt in an accident involving an Uber or Lyft rideshare vehicle, Hammack Law Firm can help. A Pickens Uber and Lyft rideshare accident lawyer from our firm may be able to identify the liable party in your accident and file a personal injury claim or lawsuit against them on your behalf.

The recoverable damages in this type of case may include your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

Call Hammack Law Firm at (864) 326-3333(864) 326-3333 for a free case review with a member of our team. We may be able to represent you on a contingency-fee-basis with no up-front payments required to start.

What to Do After an Accident

No matter the circumstances or the vehicles involved in your accident, there are some basic guidelines you may wish to follow to treat your injuries and create a paper trail should you decide to file a lawsuit.

Most important of all, get medical help as soon as possible. Do not worry if you must leave the accident scene for emergency treatment—you or your lawyer may be able to collect evidence of fault and liability afterward.

Even if your injuries do not seem very serious, it is a good idea to get an evaluation soon after your accident to make sure all is well. Plus, medical records can be used as evidence to prove to an insurance company that your injuries came from the accident and not some other cause.

If you do not need to leave the accident for emergency treatment, and it is safe to do so, try to exchange information with the other drivers and take photos or videos of the accident scene, your vehicle, and your injuries. You may also want to collect contact information from any witnesses.

Liability for a Rideshare Accident

Car accidents can be complicated. Some even have more than one liable party. Hammack Law Firm can investigate all aspects of your case to make sure that you know what happened and who is responsible when we represent you.

Things can get even more complex when a rideshare vehicle is involved. According to the insurance policies of both Uber and Lyft, ridesharing companies may provide insurance coverage for their drivers at different rates under different circumstances. This may include:

  • One type of coverage for drivers who are logged in to the app and waiting for a ride
  • Another type of coverage when riders are in-route to pick up a passenger or have a passenger onboard

If a rideshare driver is not logged in to Uber or Lyft, their personal car insurance policy may cover an accident they cause.

A Pickens Uber and Lyft rideshare accident lawyer from Hammack Law Firm may be able to help you determine who was liable for your accident and which insurance policy to file a claim with when we represent you.

If you believe another party’s negligence caused your car accident, call Hammack Law Firm today at (864) 326-3333(864) 326-3333 for a free consultation on your case with a member of our team.

Pursuing Compensation for Your Damages

Hammack Law Firm can collect evidence of the full extent of the responsible party’s liability for your accident when we represent you. We can also communicate with insurance companies on your behalf and represent you in settlement negotiations.

We may be able to resolve a case during settlement negotiations. However, if the responsible party’s insurance company refuses to make you a fair settlement offer, we can file a personal injury lawsuit and continue to represent you on trial.

Keep in mind that there is a general three-year statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits in South Carolina, per SC Code § 15-3-530.

Hammack Law Firm understands the rules of the courtroom and South Carolina personal injury law. Whether we are going up against an individual driver or a ridesharing company, our firm is prepared to defend the rights of our clients.

Damages Types in a Personal Injury Case

In general, the damages in a personal injury case may fall into one of two groups: economic damages or non-economic damages.

Economic damages are for financial losses. Some common examples of economic damages include:

  • Repair costs: if your car was damaged or totaled in the crash.
  • Medical costs: this is a very broad category encompassing any and all medical treatments, from surgery and prescriptions to rehabilitation and home nursing.
  • Loss of wages: you may be reimbursed for the money you lost by taking time off work to let your injury heal.

Non-economic damages are for physical and emotional losses. Some common examples include:

  • Pain and suffering: if you experienced physical or emotional distress due to the accident and your injuries.
  • Reduced quality of life: if your injuries will prevent you from ever resuming your old lifestyle.
  • Disability: if you have lost the use of one or more parts of your body, or your injuries are so painful that they prevent you from functioning as well as before.

Hammack Law Firm can identify your damages and collect evidence of their value when we represent you.

Call Hammack Law Firm Today

At Hammack Law Firm, we understand that legal representation should involve more than just knowledge of the law. We believe it should include compassion, honesty, and a genuine desire to help accident victims seek justice.

A Pickens Uber and Lyft rideshare accident lawyer from Hammack Law Firm can handle all aspects of your case when we represent you. We work for many of our clients on a contingency-fee-basis with nothing due upfront.

Call Hammack Law Firm today at (864) 326-3333(864) 326-3333 to discuss your case in a free consultation with a member of our team.

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