If you were injured in a rideshare accident in Texas, read these 8 frequently asked rideshare accident questions. Then, give us a call today.
1) How Do I Choose the Best a Rideshare Accident Attorney?
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) How Long Will my Rideshare Accident Case Take?
It depends. 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.
3) What is the Value of my Rideshare Accident Case?
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) What are the Common Mistakes To Avoid After a Rideshare Accident?
One of 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.
5) Will My Rideshare Accident Case Going to Trial?
It would really depend on whether or not the insurance company for the driver that caused the crash would choose to fairly and reasonably compensate you for your injuries and damages. Or is the insurance company going to do what they typically do and try to delay, deny, or find a reason not to fairly and reasonably compensate you for your injuries and damages?
The second part is you have to pick the right attorney. That’s why from the very beginning you’ve got to hire a personal injury trial lawyer. The trial lawyer is going to work up your case a lot differently than a different type of attorney. There are a lot of attorneys out there, and that’s why you have to make sure you pick a personal injury trial attorney. That trial attorney is going to look for the necessary evidence that’s going to help win your case and dissuade the insurance company from going to trial. A trial lawyer is going to go into the courtroom, in front of the judge and jury, and hold the insurance company responsible for all of your damages. That’s why it’s really important to hire a personal injury trial lawyer from day one, so that lawyer can take care of all the details of your case while you focus on getting better.
6) Should I Speak to the Insurance Company After my Rideshare Accident?
Our answer is always no; it’s never a good idea. The reason being that the insurance company, at the end of the day, is in the business of making money. They’re not in the business of handing out money all the time to anybody and everybody. The insurance company is always looking for ways to deny your claim. They’re looking for ways to delay paying you on your claim, and they’re looking for ways to pay you less for whatever reason.
A lot of times what the insurance companies will do is they’ll tell you that you have to talk to them. They’ll take a recorded statement, and then later on down the road, when you try to settle your case, they’ll use that recorded statement against you and try to blame you for whatever happened. They have skilled professionals on their side that are trained to ruin your case. That’s why it’s so important to get with a personal injury trial attorney from the beginning who understands this and protects you. A personal injury attorney can make the insurance company stop calling you night and day.
7) How Much are the Rideshare Accident Attorney Fees?
We here at the firm are contingency fee lawyers. A contingency fee means that you don’t have to pay anything upfront. You don’t have to pay a down payment, deposit, or retainer. We will cover all of the expenses needed to prove up your case and make it a success.
We get compensated on a percentage of the settlement amount from the insurance company. Rather than you having to pay out of your pocket upfront, we go ahead and do everything necessary to get your case to a point to where there’s a fair and reasonable settlement offer on the table from the insurance company. Once we have that fair and reasonable settlement offer on the table to compensate you for your damages, then that’s how we’re paid. We’re paid on a percentage of that settlement. No, you don’t need to have any money right now today to hire us.
8) What are the Available Rideshare Accident Damages?
The first thing we want to look at is your medical bills. What kind of injuries did you sustain? What kind of medical bills are out there? The other thing we want to look at is lost wages. How much time have you missed from work? That’s also a part of your damages. Then there’s the non-economic side of your damages— the mental, emotional pain and suffering. That’s unique and special to each person.
Some of the other damages that she’d be entitled to are for the disfigurement and scar. Something else she would be entitled to is physical impairment. Physical impairment is essentially the loss of what brings joy to your life. This includes daily things like playing with the kids, going to exercise, and work out. Whatever it is that brings joy to your life, if that’s been taken from you through someone else’s negligence, you’re entitled to compensation here in Texas.
It’s really important that you get with a personal injury trial attorney who understands these damages and can recover for these damages. As always, legal consultations here at the firm are free. We invite you to give us a call and find out what your case is worth.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured in an Uber or Lyft accident in Texas and have questions? After reading these 8 frequently asked rideshare accident questions, contact our experienced Texas Rideshare Accident Lawyers today for a free legal consultation and case evaluation.
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