With more people choosing to get where they need to go by taking rideshare, there are more rideshare vehicles out on the roads. If you have been in an accident with a rideshare vehicle or any other rideshare company and your injuries have left you unable to work, you should consider pursuing a personal injury claim against them to recover compensation for your damages.
Injuries That Occur in a Rideshare Accident
There are dozens of different injuries that could result from a crash. Many of these injuries can haunt you for months – or even years – to come. The kind of crash, as well as the severity of the impact and the point of impact, all come into play as far as determining the injuries. As an example, if a rideshare driver rear-ended your vehicle, you may suffer back and neck injuries, such as whiplash.
If you are T-boned by a vehicle that has run a traffic light, you may suffer head, neck, and back injuries, and even broken bones and internal injuries. These injuries may require surgery and could require an extensive amount of time off work. If you were hit head-on by a Lyft or any other party, you may suffer a traumatic brain injuries, or when the airbags deploy it may injure your eyes, cheek bones, and your nose.
Filing a Personal Injury Claim After an Accident
In crash with any other party has left you with injuries and damages, you will want to file a personal injury claim against the driver to recover compensation for your damages. When you file a personal injury claim after an accident, you will want to prove that the other driver was at fault – or liable – for the accident. To do this, all four elements of negligence must be proven. Always stay on the accident scene and call the police because an accident report is a necessity for a personal injury claim.
If you are physically able to do so, get photos of the accident scene. Also, get photos of the damages as well as photos of visible injuries. Ask witnesses to provide written statements and get the names of witnesses along with their contact details. You should keep all supporting evidence and documentation, such as medical bills, medical records, repair estimates, and proof of missed work and lost wages. When you file personal injury claim, ask to be compensated for all damages, both past and future.
Working With a Personal Injury Attorney
If you have suffered injuries in an accident with Lyft, or any other party, that has left you unable to work, you should pursue a personal injury claim. To do this, enlist the help of a personal injury lawyer who is licensed in your state. Schedule your free case review today, so you can make sure your claim is on track before the statute of limitations expires.
*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 Lyft or any other party, you may not be entitled to compensation.