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Common Mistakes After a Rideshare Accident
Common mistakes that people make after being involved in a rideshare collision or crash is, one, not seeking immediate medical attention. The other one is talking to the insurance adjuster or representative of the rideshare company, or, if it was another driver that was involved in the collision with the rideshare company, talking to their insurance adjuster. The reason this is a mistake is that these insurance adjusters or representatives aren’t asking fair questions, and they’re not there to get at the truth. Rather, they’re there to try to get their own party – either the rideshare company or the other negligent driver – off the hook so that they’re not held accountable for the injuries that they’ve caused.
It’s very important that the very next thing you do is hire an experienced trial attorney with experience in this area of the law.
Giving a Recorded Statement
If you are seriously injured in a rideshare wreck or crash, it is never a good idea to talk to the insurance company adjuster and give a statement before talking to an experienced trial attorney with experience in this area of the law. Insurance adjusters and rideshare agents are not in the business of getting to the truth, as they may say. They’re in the business of trying to absolve their own company or their insurance company from responsibility for paying full and fair compensation for the injuries that you have suffered. Before speaking to the insurance company, find and hire an experienced trial lawyer with experience in this type of situation and this type of case.
Recovering Lost Wages
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.
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 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.
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