All this rushing around may cause accidents. If you are hit by a negligent driver, you may be left with substantial bills to pay. You may be able to obtain compensation to help pay those bills if you file a personal injury claim against the driver’s insurance with the help of a PI lawyer.
Medical Bills from an Accident
If you have been injured in an accident with a ride-share driver, there may be inevitable medical bills to pay. At the very least you should see your doctor for an examination and assessment for further treatment. You may need to be transported to hospital if your injuries are serious. You may need medication, tests of different types, anesthesia and surgery costs. If you stay in a hospital, you may be billed for the stay. If you have been disabled in any way, you may need special equipment like crutches or a wheelchair.
Property Damage bills from an Accident
If you were driving, riding a motorcycle or a bicycle and were hit by an ride-sharing driver, the vehicle you were driving or riding would be inevitably damaged to some extent. It could be relatively minor or a complete write-off, but it won’t be negligible. Even bills for repairing minor body work damage may run into the thousands of dollars. If your car was damaged, you may be able to get your money back if you file a personal injury claim with the ride-sharing driver’s insurer or with ride-sharing company itself.
How a PI Claim May Help Pay Bills After an Accident
If an ride-sharing driver causes an accident and you are injured, you may be able to obtain compensation from either the ride-sharing driver or company itself depending on whether the driver had the app on, whether he / she was driving to pick up a customer or actually driving the customer somewhere. A successful PI claim may not only pay medical and property damage bills, but it may also replace lost earnings and compensate for the pain and suffering involved in an injury.
Why Working With a Lawyer Makes Sense
ride-sharing accident claims may be complicated because you need to know who is liable and what evidence you need to submit with your claim. It is advisable to talk to a PI lawyer after a ride-sharing accident. The lawyer will assess the chances of obtaining compensation and will pursue a claim on your behalf if the grounds are good for a settlement.
*Disclaimer: The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Uber, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.