What’s My Uber or Lyft Accident Case Worth?

An Insightful Overview of Rideshare Accident Cases

An average car accident can be costly and frustrating, but a Lyft or Uber accident is even more complex, requiring an investigation, evidence, and paperwork. If you or your loved one was involved in a rideshare accident, you may be wondering if you can submit a personal injury lawsuit and how much your claim might be worth.

In this article, we will provide background on rideshare cases and enumerate the compensation you might get.

Eligibility to File a Lawsuit Against Uber and Lyft

Rideshare injury claims depend on your ability to show fault or wrongdoing. You must show that a rideshare driver intentionally or negligently caused you harm for Uber or Lyft to be responsible for your injuries.

For example, suppose you’re an Uber passenger, and you break your spine when your driver runs a red light and slams into a truck. In that case, you can file a claim with your driver’s and Uber’s insurance companies. Your driver’s carelessness caused the accident, and Uber is legally obligated to compensate you for your losses.

But, if you’re a Lyft passenger and hurt your leg when a truck driver rear-ends your ride, you’ll likely have to file a claim with the truck driver’s insurer first. They are presumably at fault for the accident, not your Lyft driver or Lyft.

Factors Used to Determine the Worth of Your Claim

  • The severity of your injuries
  • Potential lost income and earning capacity
  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Cost of long-term care, if needed
  • Home modifications for permanent injuries
  • The psychological impact of the accident

When estimating the value of an Uber or Lyft lawsuit, the severity of a person’s injuries is the most critical factor. The more serious the wounds are, the more likely they’ll receive high compensation. In the event someone dies in a rideshare accident, their relatives have the right to file a wrongful death claim.

Damages You Can Recover for Your Lyft or Uber Accident

  • Ambulance rides
  • Hospital bills
  • Surgery
  • Physical therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Medications
  • Doctor’s bills
  • Mental healthcare-related costs, such as counseling
  • Property damage for destruction or loss of vehicle and personal belongings
  • Compensation for reduced earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering

Injured in an Uber or Lyft Accident?

Contact our experienced lawyers at Cruz & Associates in Phoenix, Arizona. We will review your case with you and help you plan the best course for compensation.

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