What Damages Can I Recover in a Rideshare Accident Lawsuit?
Recovering What You Deserve
Rideshare services have become an increasingly popular way to get around, but unfortunately, accidents involving rideshare vehicles do occur. If you’ve been injured in a ridesharing accident, it is crucial to understand your rights and the potential damages that may be available for recovery. Economic and non-economic damages can be pursued through a personal injury lawsuit. Continue reading to learn more.
Economic damages can include reimbursement for any medical expenses, such as hospital bills, ambulance fees, follow-up care, medications, and medical equipment. Lost wages due to time missed from work as a result of the injury can also be sought. If an individual is unable to return to their job or cannot perform the same duties they were able to before the accident, they may also be able to seek compensation for the diminished earning capacity.
Non-economic damages are associated with the physical and emotional trauma caused by an accident. These damages may encompass pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, disfigurement, or disability resulting from an injury. In certain circumstances, punitive damages may be available to punish conduct that resulted in the harm suffered by the plaintiff.
Why You Need to Work With an Attorney
Having an attorney by your side is critical to pursuing compensation after a rideshare accident. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you identify all the damages available, evaluate your case, negotiate with insurance companies and other legal entities involved, and represent you should your case go to trial.
To maximize your potential compensation for these damages, it is essential to have an attorney with expertise in rideshare legal issues. They can navigate the unique challenges and complexities associated with pursuing a claim against a rideshare company.
You should never have to bear the cost of an injury caused by someone else’s negligence. The team at Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook knows this and makes it our mission to help people pursue justice.
Learn how we can help with your ridesharing accident claim or schedule a consultation by calling (925) 275-5592 or visiting our website.