Uber and Lyft Rideshare Accident Lawyer in Vienna, VA
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If you suffered injuries in a Vienna Uber and Lyft rideshare accident, our lawyer can take on your case and fight for fair compensation. Damages you may recover include both economic and non-economic losses.
Insurance claims with rideshare drivers can get complicated, and you may receive a denial or see your claim undervalued. This is where we can help. If we cannot secure a fair settlement, we can take your case to court.
Your Injuries May Qualify You for Compensation
Whether you make a claim with an Uber or Lyft driver’s personal insurance provider or that of their rideshare company’s, the damages you can seek are generally the same.
You may qualify for both economic and non-economic losses, depending on how your injuries affect you. If you lost a loved one in the accident, you could seek wrongful death damages.
Your financial expenses related to your injuries are the easiest damages to account for since they have a dollar value. Still, you may be surprised about which expenses you can claim. For example, you may qualify for compensation covering your future medical expenses and your current medical bills.
Consider the following damages:
- Hospital bills
- X-rays and MRIs
- Outpatient care
- Rehabilitative therapy
- Doctor’s visits
- Home modifications
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Transportation to and from your doctor’s appointments
- Lost wages if you missed work due to your injuries
- Reduced earning capacity if your injuries keep you from working or change the way you can work
We can determine which expenses you can claim to ensure you do not leave any money on the table when negotiating with insurers.
Non-economic losses refer to innumerable losses you can claim. They can be difficult to calculate, and an insurer may undervalue their worth. We can help you establish these losses and assign a dollar amount for them.
Some examples include:
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Loss of quality of life
- “Pain and suffering” and inconvenience
Wrongful Death Damages
If you lost a loved one in a Vienna Uber and Lyft rideshare accident, you do not have to struggle in their absence without taking legal action. Your lawyer can tell you if you qualify for economic and non-economic forms of compensation.
You may qualify for:
- Loss of inheritance, which accounts for the decedent’s financial contributions to your family
- Burial and funeral expenses
Challenges with Making an Insurance Claim in a Rideshare Accident
There is a good chance you will face difficulties when pursuing compensation after an Uber and Lyft rideshare accident in Vienna. Rideshare services operate under a specific type of insurance policy, and this policy only applies under certain circumstances.
Va. Code § 46.2-2099.52. mandates all rideshare drivers carry insurance while working. However, insurance usually may not cover accidents that occur when a rideshare driver is waiting to match with a passenger on their app. This loophole can create a challenge for victims seeking to make an insurance claim.
The driver’s personal insurance provider and rideshare insurance provider may argue about which one a victim should make a claim with. Our lawyer can investigate your accident and determine which provider to pursue.
Affording Legal Representation
On top of the complications of making an insurance claim after a rideshare accident, affording a lawyer is another concern for some Vienna victims. Our firm seeks to ease the process of taking legal action by allowing you to bypass any out-of-pocket expenses.
Our firm takes cases on a contingency-fee basis so that we can get started on your case right away. We will not charge up-front fees, and we only collect our payment if we secure a settlement or court-awarded offer for you.
Working with us can alleviate your concerns about affording a lawyer and allow you to seek fair compensation for your losses.
Time Limits for Filing a Lawsuit
If we need to file a lawsuit to pursue fair compensation, we will need to do so within two years of your accident. Va. Code § 8.01-243 dictates this deadline for personal injury lawsuits, and Va. Code § 8.01-244 sets the same time limit for wrongful death lawsuits.
If you fail to abide by these deadlines, you risk having your case dismissed by the court. We can help you adhere to these laws and protect your rights as long as you take the first step after your accident. Keep in mind that it will take us time to negotiate with insurers before filing a lawsuit.
Our Uber and Lyft Rideshare Accident Lawyer Can Handle Your Case
Our firm can help you:
- Investigate your accident
- Collect evidence to establish the liability of the rideshare driver
- Calculate your damages to ensure you are seeking fair compensation
- File your insurance claim
- Handle all of the paperwork associated with your claim
- Communicate with insurers
- Negotiate for a fair settlement
- File a personal injury lawsuit or wrongful death lawsuit
- Represent you in a trial
Call Our Team so We Can Begin Working on Your Case
We aim for you to suffer no further losses due to your injuries, and we go the extra mile to keep our clients informed on their cases. When you work with us, you can focus on your physical recovery and spend time with your loved ones. We can take care of the legal process.
To access your free, no-obligation consultation, give the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC a call at (571) 229-1800. The sooner you reach out, the sooner we can begin working on your case.