Uber and Lyft are a regular part of everyday life in Florida. However, you’re equally at risk of being involved in an accident in a ridesharing vehicle as your own or someone else’s. If you were hurt in a ridesharing accident, what compensation could you be entitled to receive? Here’s what you should know.
Medical expenses are among the chief economic damages that an individual can collect after being involved in an Uber or Lyft collision. Any past, present, and future related medical expenses should be included, such as emergency room bills, medications, doctor copays, rehabilitation costs, and any other medical expense you’ve incurred or expect to incur as a result of the accident.
Physical Pain and Anguish
You may have the right to include compensation for physical pain and anguish caused by your injuries in your claim. Be sure to document your injuries from the beginning with photographs and notes or journal entries that illustrate the reality of your injury and how it debilitates you.
If you or your loved one have been unable to work due to your injuries, you may be able to collect compensation for lost wages. This should include wages you have already missed out on as a result of the accident as well as future wages, bonuses, and raises you would be eligible for during your recovery or as a result of permanent partial or total disability.
If you suffered any other economic losses, such as damage to your own vehicle or other property, this should also be included in your accident claim.
Punitive damages are awarded in some cases where either the driver or the ridesharing company exhibited gross negligence or misconduct that led to the accident.
If a loved one died in an Uber or Lyft accident, you may have the right to compensation for funeral expenses, including but not limited to preparation of the body, the viewing and service, a reception, and burial and cemetery expenses.
Were You or a Family Member Hurt in a Ridesharing Accident? Call Today
If you or someone you love were harmed in a ridesharing accident with Uber or Lyft, you may be entitled to financial compensation for the damages you and your family have suffered. Frank D. Butler has the compassion and experience to zealously fight for you to receive the full and fair settlement you deserve for your injuries and losses. Call now for a consultation at 800-253-2531.