Scottsdale Rideshare Accident Lawyers
The Prominence of Ridesharing in Scottsdale
Among the most common ways of local travel is ridesharing. Nowadays, more people than ever request a pick-up simply by launching the Lyft or Uber app. But accidents involving these services can occur because the majority of ridesharing businesses do not have specialized testing or training for their drivers.
Contact a personal injury legal firm with experience in incidents involving rideshare companies if you suffer physical harm or property damage in an Uber or Lyft accident while a passenger or as a driver of another vehicle.
If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident involving rideshare in Scottsdale, contact The Husband & Wife Law Team for a consultation today!
What Should You Do Following an Accident?
After a rideshare accident, you should take some steps to make sure you're protected as a passenger.
First, immediately call 911 and file an accident report with the rideshare company.
Next, call your insurance company and file a claim. The representative on the phone will likely ask you questions about what happened so they can determine whether you're covered by their policy. If they tell you that you aren't covered, ask them to send over an email confirming that so there's no confusion later on.
Lastly, if possible, take photos or videos of the scene where the accident occurred so you have evidence if needed down the line. This can also help speed up any claims process if needed!
It’s important to remain calm and neutral about the situation. If you feel fine, it’s often better not to explicitly state this as sometimes injuries can develop later.
As a motorist, if you've been injured in an accident, make sure to get medical attention immediately. If you're not injured but suffered property damage as a result of the accident, it's important that you document all of your damages so you can file an insurance claim later.
You'll also want to gather any evidence that could be used in court later on. You should exchange information with your rideshare driver and any other involved party. This includes exchanging names, phone numbers, email addresses, and insurance information.
Injuries That Might Result From an Accident
The most common injuries that can occur from a rideshare accident are:
Fractures: when the bone breaks into two or more pieces.
Dislocations: when the bones of a joint get pulled out of place so that it no longer moves normally.
Sprains: when ligaments (the tough bands of tissue that connect bones to other bones) are stretched or torn.
Strains: when muscle fibers or tendons (the tough bands of tissue that connect muscle to bone) get stretched or torn.
Trauma: physical or psychological effects of being involved in a serious accident; traumatic brain injuries from sudden stops or collisions can also occur.
Insurance Issues in These Types of Cases
Because numerous insurance companies are likely to be involved, rideshare vehicle accident cases may be more complicated than a conventional car accident.
Moreover, while insurance may cover any harm suffered by users of ridesharing services like Lyft and Uber, users must submit a claim for compensation for injuries to the ridesharing company's insurance provider.
You can navigate the claims procedure with the assistance of The Husband & Wife Law Team. They’re experienced in handling rideshare claims.
What Compensation Might Be Available?
In rideshare accident cases, it’s possible to receive compensation.
Medical expenses are the most common type of compensation in these cases. The injured party may be able to recover these costs from the driver who caused the accident. These costs may include emergency room visits, ambulance fees, and prescription medications.
Lost wages are another common type of compensation that’s available in these cases. If an individual is unable to work for an amount of time due to injuries sustained in a rideshare accident, they may be able to recover any lost income from the driver who caused their injuries.
Pain and suffering is another common type of compensation available in these cases. Injured parties may be able to recover damages for their physical pain as well as any mental anguish caused by their injury.
How We Assess Your Case To Pursue Full Compensation
At The Husband & Wife Law Team, we assess your case to pursue full compensation for you. We consider both the legal and the factual aspects of your case. We then determine whether it’s appropriate to pursue a claim for damages or if we should pursue a claim for compensation from a third party.
In assessing your case, we look at all of the relevant facts in order to determine whether any evidence of negligence on behalf of another party can be found. We take the time to understand your case and your circumstances.
Why It’s Important To Have a Skilled Lawyer Assist You
The Husband & Wife Law Team assesses your case to determine whether we can pursue full compensation for you. This includes determining whether you have a case. If so, we determine what type of case it is and how much money you’re entitled to recover. With attorneys in your corner, you’re likely to receive more compensation than if you tried going it alone.
Get in touch with us by contacting The Husband & Wife Law Team now so we can examine your case. Call the experienced Scottsdale injury attorneys today at (602) 457-6222.
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