If you’ve been physically harmed while using a rideshare service in Gaffney, NC, Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC can help. Our Gaffney rideshare accident lawyers can handle your case while you rest and recover.
Not only are car accidents dangerous, but they are also expensive. Surgery, medical care, and possibly even the cost of your vehicle can add up quickly. Your injuries could keep you from working, which would reduce your income. If this is the case, our rideshare accident attorneys can assist you in recovering compensation while you heal from your injuries.
Victims of Rideshare Accidents Can Seek Damages
All motorists have a duty of care to conduct themselves in the safest manner possible for the safety of both themselves and their fellow drivers. When this duty is breached through negligence or carelessness and you are harmed as a result, they are liable to pay your damages.
The same is true in a rideshare collision, whether your driver or another motorist was at fault. The damages you are eligible for will vary according to the circumstances of the accident. We will leave no stone unturned when seeking fair compensation. Consider the following example of damages that may apply in your case:
The list of expenses associated with a car accident is exhausting. Some injuries can be treated over a short period; others may demand years of sustained care.
Emergency care, prescription costs, counseling, and rehabilitation are just some of the costs associated with potential life-long conditions that may have developed based on your injuries. Treating these can cost thousands or even millions of dollars, paid out over an extensive period.
Injuries often will put you out of a job. Depending on your occupation and injury, this can leave you without an income for untold periods. The combination of decreased income and sudden financial expenses can quickly lead a household to financial ruin.
Your injuries could be severe enough to reduce your earning capacity altogether. In the worst-case scenario, you may not be able to return to your former job at all. Our legal team can seek awards for reduced earning capacity.
Pain and suffering, emotional damage, PTSD, disability, and disfigurement may warrant compensation, as well. Some of these conditions may have associated medical costs, as well.
For a legal consultation with a rideshare accidents lawyer serving Gaffney, call 828.286.3866
What Our Rideshare Accident Lawyers In Gaffney, NC, Can Do for You
Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC strives to meet each client’s unique needs and provide the best service possible in every aspect of your case. Our rideshare accident lawyers can:
- Identify the at-fault party and work to hold them accountable
- Gather evidence of another party’s negligence and your losses
- Determining what fair compensation looks like in your case
- Communicate with insurance adjusters, companies, and other legal practitioners
- Handle all the paperwork associated with your case
- Represent you in a trial
We’ve created a reputation as a firm that cares, with over 10,000 cases concluded and plenty of positive testimonials from previous clients.
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You can Afford to Hire Our Gaffney Rideshare Accident Attorneys
Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC uses a specific pay model called a contingency fee. Under this model, you do not pay any upfront costs. Instead, we collect payment based on our success. We only take a percentage of your potential settlement as payment.
No one should have to go it alone in legal cases where another individual is to blame for your situation.
File Your Rideshare Accident Lawsuit As Soon As Possible
According to G.S. § 1-52, personal injury victims generally have up to three years after their accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. For wrongful death lawsuits, this window is generally two years, according to G.S. § 1-53.
Filing quickly gives you and your attorney several advantages in your case, such as fresh evidence, witness testimony, and access to the scene of the accident.
The financial strain you endure from an accident may deter you from seeking legal help due to fees, but our firm’s contingency fee policy allows clients quick and easy access to legal assistance.
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Our Rideshare Accident Attorneys Will Investigate and Prove Fault
In a rideshare car accident, there are a few more parties to consider if the liable party in your accident is unclear. However, all potentially responsible parties in your car are as follows:
The Rideshare Driver
As an employed driver, your driver’s job is to get you to your destination safely. Actions like texting, distracted driving, fatigued driving, and aggressive driving are all examples of carelessness that can catalyze a deadly collision. But they are not always solely responsible in these cases, which brings us to the next party.
The Rideshare Company
Under certain circumstances, the rideshare company may be liable for injuries caused in an accident. For example, according to Uber, the company offers coverage in the following situations.
If the app is on and the rideshare driver is waiting to pair up with a passenger, Uber will cover:
- $50,000 for bodily injury per person
- $100,000 for bodily injury per accident
- $25,000 for property damage per accident
This third-party liability applies if the driver’s personal auto insurance does not. If the driver is en route to pick someone up or on the way to a destination with a passenger, Uber will cover:
- $1,000,000 third-party liability
- Uninsured/underinsured motorist bodily injury and/or first-party injury insurance
- Up to the actual cash value of the car, save a $2,500 deductible
A Car Manufacturer
If an auto defect led or contributed to the accident, the manufacturer may be held liable for the defect. Our investigation will reveal what exactly caused your accident.
An additional party can also be partially or even solely responsible for your accident. This does not even have to be a motorist. If a pedestrian chooses to cross the street in ongoing traffic, that act of carelessness could cause a crash leaving them liable to pay damages
A Government Entity
In rarer cases, the city can be held responsible for road damage, debris malfunctioning traffic equipment, and other elements out of driver control.
Work With Our Gaffney Rideshare Accident Team Today
Our rideshare accident attorneys are waiting to take your call. A look into your case will cost you nothing, but you may have a lot to gain. Contact Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC.
We are available in Gaffney, NC, and other areas of both North and South Carolina We also offer free case evaluations and a 24/7 helpline available to answer your questions at any time.