Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft offer a convenient way to get around. Most passengers arrive at their destination safely, but a negligent driver can cause an accident. If you’ve been injured in an Uber or Lyft crash and believe the driver should be held accountable for your injuries because of their actions, the Idaho rideshare accident lawyers from the Rideshare Law Group can help.
Uber and Lyft are available throughout Idaho, including the following cities:
- Coeur d’Alene
- Idaho Falls
- Twin Falls
No matter where your accident occurred, we’re here to provide you with the strong legal representation you need to get your life back in order a quickly as possible. We’ll explain your rights as an injury victim and ensure you can make the best decisions to protect your future.
What to Do After a Rideshare Accident
The aftermath of an auto accident can be overwhelming—especially for injury victims. When you hire an Uber or Lyft driver to take you somewhere, you expect them to drive safely. You don’t expect to end up in an accident. When you do, it’s important to understand what steps to take so as not to jeopardize your future accident claim.
Following an accident with a rideshare driver, evaluate the situation and seek medical attention. It’s likely that a bystander or someone else involved with call the police, but you can still call 911. Once emergency responders arrive, you’ll want to get checked out by the paramedics. Depending on the extent of your injuries, you may need to be transported to the nearest medical facility for diagnosis and treatment.
At the scene, you will likely speak with the responding police officer. It’s important only to report what you remember. Do not guess or make assumptions. Your attorney will be able to use that report to get a better idea of what you went through.
Once you’ve received medical treatment and have an idea of what your recovery will look like, it’s time to get in touch with a rideshare injury attorney.
Legal Options for Uber and Lyft Accident Victims in Idaho
When you get in touch with an accident lawyer after a rideshare crash, they will start by going over what you’ve been through and the possibility that the rideshare driver or company was at fault for what happened. If proving liability is something that seems possible, you can pursue an injury claim.
Most injury claims result in settlement offers via negotiations, but not every situation goes that route. In some instances, especially if you’re taking legal action against a company like Uber or Lyft, you may need to pursue a lawsuit in court and get a verdict from a judge or jury.
No matter which way your case goes, our attorneys will be by your side the entire time. From investigating what you experienced to valuing your claim and fighting for your right to full and fair compensation, we’ll be ready to handle the next step.
How to Determine the Value of a Rideshare Accident Claim
The value of any given rideshare accident case will depend on a variety of economic and non-economic factors. Your lawyer will explain which factors apply to your situation. Economic damages are those that are directly calculable, like medical bills and lost wages. Non-economic losses are more subjective, as they’re based on damages like pain and suffering.
The investigation your lawyer conducts will help total the economic damages you incurred. They will collect hospital statements, applicable receipts, and information on lost wages and time away from work. Depending on the severity of your injuries, your attorney may also be able to factor in future medical expenses and lost earning capacity. When it comes to the non-economic damages, it’s likely that the more severe your injuries and suffering are, the higher award you may be eligible for. Your lawyer will use their experience and knowledge of the law and valuing claims to determine what a fair valuation is for your non-economic losses.
Once your claim has been valued, your lawyer will attempt negotiations with the opposing party—whether that be the rideshare company or an insurance company. If a fair settlement is offered, you will be able to collect on that and begin moving forward. If not, your lawyer will help you with the next steps in the legal process.
Contact the Rideshare Law Group
A rideshare accident can result in significant financial losses, physical trauma, and emotional scars. If you’ve been hurt and believe the driver or company should be held responsible for your damages, the Idaho rideshare accident lawyers from the Rideshare Law Group can help.
The sooner you get in touch with our law firm, the better your chances are of reaching a favorable settlement outcome. When you reach out for your initial consultation, we’ll review what you’ve been through, determine if you have grounds to pursue legal action, and explain your rights and options to you so you can make an informed decision. Contact us today to learn more.