Were you injured in an Uber or Lyft accident in Texas? Read about these 4 rideshare accident tips, then give our Texas attorneys a call now.
1. Choosing a Rideshare Accident Attorney
If you have been involved in a rideshare accident, then you want to hire a Texas personal injury trial lawyer to assist you with your particular situation.
What we suggest is that you interview at least two trial lawyers. If your surgeon tells you that you need to have surgery, you would get a second opinion. That applies equally to when you hire an attorney. Some of the questions you can ask the rideshare attorney include:
1. “Are you board-certified in personal injury trial law?”
2. “What actual experience do you have trying cases to a jury
3. “Will you give me your personal cell phone number so we can stay in close communication throughout the case?”
2. Case Timeline
Everybody’s case is different. It really depends on your particular injuries and when you reach maximum medical improvement.
After you go through your course of treatment, the doctor will say that you’ve reached maximum medical improvement and release you from care. Once you’ve been released from care, then we can go ahead and put a settlement demand together which will include your medical bills, any lost wages, damages for pain and suffering, mental anguish and even physical impairment. We would send that demand to the insurance company who would then have an opportunity to do the right thing and compensate you fairly for what happened. What’s more common is the insurance company will try to give you a lowball offer that won’t reasonably compensate you.
That’s why it’s important you get with a personal injury trial attorney. A trial attorney will make sure that all of the evidence from day one is there for your case. If the insurance company does give you a lowball offer, your attorney will go in front of the judge and jury, and present evidence that shows what your damages are and how it’s affected you. They’ll make sure the insurance company does the right thing.
How long is it going to take to resolve your case? Well, it really depends on how long it takes you to heal and whether the insurance company is going to do the right thing.
3. Case Value
It’s different for everybody. There are a couple of different factors we look at.
One of the factors we look at is how badly you’ve been hurt. What kind of injuries do you have? What we want to see is that you go to the doctor and get treated for those injuries. Once you’ve been treated for those injuries and reached maximum medical improvement, we’ll be ready to send a settlement demand to the insurance company. We’ll want to include your medical bills, your lost wages, any pain and suffering, any emotional and/or mental damages, and also physical impairment. How has this crash impacted your daily life?
It’s difficult to tell you what your case is worth in the beginning because we don’t know. If any attorney tells you exactly what your case is worth on day one, you should probably rethink hiring that lawyer. That’s why it’s important to hire a personal injury trial lawyer— somebody who understands what evidence is needed to be successful in the recovery of those damages for you, maximizing what goes into your pocket at the end of the day.
4. Mistakes To Avoid After a Rideshare Accident
The most common mistake we see is people not going to the doctor. They think they’re okay, they’re not hurt that bad, and they don’t go to the doctor right away.
The other mistake we see is when the clients don’t finish all of the medical treatment that is prescribed by the doctor. The doctor is going to come up with a treatment plan designed to get you to maximum medical improvement. If you decide to quit going to treatment before you reach maximum medical improvement, the insurance company is going to want to use that against you. They will say you weren’t really hurt and that you don’t need all this compensation.
The other big mistake that we see is that people don’t choose the right attorney. There are a lot of attorneys out there, and we all focus on different areas of the law. That’s why it’s important that you hire a personal injury trial attorney. A personal injury trial attorney is going to understand what evidence is important, how to argue that evidence, and how to present that evidence in a way that is most favorable for your case. That personal injury trial attorney is also not going to be afraid of taking the insurance company to court, holding them responsible, and making sure that you get fairly and reasonably compensated for what’s happened to you.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured in an Uber or Lyft accident in Texas and have questions about these 4 rideshare accident tips? Contact our experienced Texas Rideshare Accident Lawyers today for a free legal consultation and case evaluation.
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