A collision with a rideshare vehicle can leave you seriously injured. It can also leave you with a complicated legal matter in recovering compensation. If you or a loved one was injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, our team at Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC can help. We will review your case at no cost or obligation and outline the steps we will take toward recovering compensation for you.
Our Gastonia Rideshare Accident Lawyer will collect evidence and deal with the insurance company. We will determine whether to pursue compensation from the driver’s private insurance or the rideshare company’s insurance provider. Leave the hard work and details to us. We start by reviewing your case for free and explaining the action we will take to obtain the financial compensation you are entitled to recover.
With its close proximity to Charlotte, Gastonia, NC, is one of its largest satellite cities and Gaston County’s second-largest urban area with as many as 50,000 cars on its streets every day.
Like many places, its transportation services now include rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft. The consequences of rideshare services, unfortunately, can include an increased number of car accident fatalities, according to a research brief by The University of Chicago.
When to Pursue the Driver’s Private Insurance Versus Rideshare Insurance
Our car accident lawyer will determine which insurance company is responsible for compensating you after an accident. According to Lyft and Uber, the on-app or off-app status of their driver plays a role in who covers the costs of an accident. Accordingly:
- If the driver is off-app, we pursue their private insurer
- If the driver is on-app and awaiting a ride, we could pursue either insurer
- If the driver is on-app, en route to a ride, or transporting a passenger, we pursue the rideshare insurer
We will conduct a comprehensive investigation into your accident to prove the driver’s status and to seek compensation from the appropriate insurance provider.
Medical bills can mount quickly after a car accident. They can start right at the accident scene with emergency care and increase until your recovery is complete. We will recover the costs of your:
- Current and future medical care
- Assistive medical devices
- Treatment-related travel
- Emergency room treatment
- Hospital admissions
Our Rideshare Accident Lawyer serving Gastonia will also request coverage of any required rehabilitation and therapy. Our team will collect medical records and bills from every medical professional and facility involved in your current and future care.
Additional Economic and Non-Economic Damages You Can Recover
In addition to medical care, you can recover economic damages, including past and future loss of income and loss of future earnings capacity. We also request compensation for your damaged or destroyed property if your car was involved in the accident.
You can also recover non-economic damages that include physical disability, impairment, and disfigurement. We also request compensation for your physical pain and suffering, mental and emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.
The loss of a loved one can leave your family reeling. It can also wreak financial havoc our legal team can help your family recover from. At Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, we will request wrongful death damages, including your loved one’s funeral and burial expenses. They can also include your loss of your loved one’s financial and domestic contributions and loss of consortium, guidance, and companionship.
How the Statute of Limitations Affects Gastonia, NC Lawsuits
In North Carolina, you have a limited time to recover compensation via a lawsuit, so we work hard to meet the following state-mandated time limits:
- You generally have three years from the date of the accident to file your personal injury lawsuit, according to G.S. § 1-52.
- You generally have two years from the date of a loved one’s demise to file your wrongful death lawsuit, according to G.S. § 1-53.
Various factors can cause the filing deadline to change, so the best way to understand the filing deadline and how it applies to your case is to let our team handle it for you.
Like all car accidents, your rideshare accident requires proof of the at-fault driver’s negligence. Our investigation will prove the driver owed you a duty of care, breached their responsibility to provide it, and caused your accident and financial consequences.
By investigating your accident and proving these elements, our legal team will fight for compensation for you. We will build the strongest possible case for you by collecting evidence and submitting it to the appropriate insurance company in an organized manner.
We also work hard to steer your case toward a settlement versus a trial. The weight of the evidence file can help us do that. If your case cannot be settled, we will not hesitate to go to court and keep fighting for the compensation you are entitled to receive.
How Our Rideshare Accident Attorney Builds Your Case File
The case file we can build for you will include your police report. It will tell our legal team the accident’s cause, key contact information, and points of impact on both vehicles. It will also tell us about road and weather conditions and the accident’s date, time, and location.
Your case file will also include witness statements, accident scene photos, and accident reconstruction reports. It will also contain evidence that relates to your post-accident costs, including medical bills, employment records, and car repair or replacement costs.
If you or someone you love was injured in a rideshare accident, our team at Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC will help you recover damages. Contact our case review team today to learn more about getting our Gastonia rideshare accident lawyer on your side.