Have you or a loved one been injured in an Uber or Lyft? Check out these 3 rideshare accident tips, then give our Texas lawyers a call today.
1. Recovering Lost Wages After a Rideshare Accident
Oftentimes my clients who are injured in cases involving rideshare or the negligence of other drivers while they’re in a rideshare situation ask me whether or not they can recover lost wages due to lost time from work. The answer is yes. You can recover lost wages or lost income due to losing time from work. For example, if you used sick leave for the time you were off work, you are entitled to compensation for all the time you took, even if your employer provides that sick leave for the time that you were out of work due to your injuries.
If you have any questions about whether you are entitled to damages for lost income as a result of being involved in a rideshare incident, give us a call. We’re more than willing and able to answer any question you might have in this regard.
2. Steps to Take After a Rideshare Accident
If you have been involved in a ridesharing accident, the most important thing you can do is seek medical treatment immediately. Next, you should look for and find an experienced attorney who has trial experience and has experience in this area of the law. A skilled attorney, like the ones at Chavez Law, can guide you through the maze of medical treatment you need and deserve, and also guide you through the maze that is this legal field.
3. Timeline for a Rideshare Accident Injury Case
Sometimes clients who have been injured in rideshare crashes or incidents ask me how long a case will take. It depends on a couple of factors. One is how long it will take for the client to go through the medical treatment. Obviously, the longer the medical treatment goes on, the longer it takes to resolve the case. The reason for this is very simple – we have to wait until the treatment is done so that we have a full and complete picture as to what the injuries are, what the medical expenses are and what the prospects for returning to normal life are.
The other thing that takes a long time or is a factor in determining how long these cases take is whether or not the rideshare company, or maybe the other negligent driver’s insurance company, are negotiating in good faith. The truth of the matter is the only cases that go to trial are cases in which the insurance company or the rideshare company representative aren’t negotiating in good faith.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured in an Uber or Lyft in Texas and have questions about these 3 rideshare accident tips?
Contact the experienced El Paso rideshare accident attorneys at Chavez Law Firm today for a free case evaluation and case evaluation.
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