Were you hurt in an accident involving an Uber or Lyft driver in Washington State? A Graham rideshare accident lawyer from our team can help you understand your rights, develop your case, and pursue fair compensation. With our help, you could recover compensation for the expenses and losses you experienced because of the crash.
Car accident lawyers from Herschensohn Law handle rideshare accident cases regularly. We know how to navigate the process, seeking appropriate compensation based on our client’s experience. Call (206) 588-4344 for a free initial consultation with our team. We can assess your options and explain our services.
Herschensohn Law’s attorneys represent victims hurt in Uber and Lyft crashes. Our service areas in Washington State include Graham, Kent, Auburn, Bellevue, Seattle, Puyallup, and Covington and other nearby locations.
When you trust our team with your Graham rideshare collision case, we will seek justice on your behalf. This includes holding the rideshare company accountable and recovering financial resources when possible. Our attorneys have the experience and knowledge to build a compelling case showing the rideshare driver was at fault and owes damages.
You can count on our lawyers to:
Our case results include winning numerous settlements and verdicts for clients hurt in crashes throughout our service areas. We know how to identify the insurance coverage available through the rideshare company or at-fault driver. Then, we negotiate with the insurance carrier for a fair settlement or prepare the case for trial.
You have a lot of financial worries following a rideshare collision in Graham. One of those worries may involve how you’ll afford a lawyer while trying to make ends meet. We have good news: our lawyers offer help on a contingency-fee basis.
In this arrangement, you don’t pay a dime upfront to secure our legal help. A portion of the money we recover for you accounts for our services. We encourage you to ask about this arrangement during your initial case review.
When our rideshare accident lawyers pursue compensation in a collision case, we evaluate bills, invoices, and receipts to arrive at a fair figure. Your settlement should offer enough money to cover your past, present, and future injury-related expenses.
Through negotiations or a civil trial, you could recover damages for:
You could recover other damages for your collision than those listed here. Our clients suffer injuries as:
If you suffered injuries under any of these circumstances, our lawyers are here for you. We’re prepared to guide you through this challenging time.
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Sometimes, rideshare accidents are fatal. If you’re dealing with the aftermath of losing a close loved one, we extend our deepest, most heartfelt condolences. With our wrongful death lawyers, you get to focus your time and attention on your family. In the meantime, we pursue damages for the decedent’s funeral, lost income, and pain and suffering.
Under RCW 4.20.010, the victim’s personal representative can file an action on behalf of the surviving family members. We work with the executor of the estate, developing a strong argument and presenting our evidence to the insurance adjuster or the jury at trial.
Not all car accident attorneys are familiar with handling rideshare collision cases. However, our team manages these claims regularly. We understand how complicated some claims may become––but that’s no problem for us. We don’t see obstacles; we see challenges, and we take them on gladly.
These cases work in an unusual way because of the relationship between rideshare drivers and these companies. In a bus or taxi crash, the driver is an employee of their company. Under a law known as respondeat superior, employers are vicariously liable for their workers’ negligent actions. Rideshare drivers, on the other hand, are independent contractors. This has caused some confusion about liability in the past.
However, many states now require rideshare companies to provide liability insurance coverage for drivers, ensuring victims have recourse after a serious crash. The companies provide coverage depending on the driver’s status at the time of the accident.
According to Lyft and Uber, coverage includes:
When the rideshare driver is not signed into the app, their own auto liability coverage should pay for the medical care, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages incurred.
It is not always easy to identify which insurance policy is in effect when a crash occurs, especially if our client is not a passenger in the rideshare car. Our attorneys will handle this process and ensure we pursue compensation from the correct insurance carrier.
Rideshare drivers must manage their apps, drive carefully, follow all necessary traffic laws, and make frequent stops to pick up and drop off riders. This could increase the risk of making mistakes behind the wheel and causing collisions.
When a driver acts carelessly or recklessly, accidents occur. They violate traffic laws, their actions (or inaction) behind the wheel cause the crash, and the victim suffers physically, psychologically, and financially. We must prove this occurred to hold the at-fault driver and other parties accountable.
Your Graham rideshare accident lawyer can gather the evidence needed to bolster your case, including:
To recover damages, we must show that because another party didn’t act with reasonable caution, you were hurt and incurred damages in a collision.
Serious and catastrophic injuries are not unusual in rideshare accident cases. We advocate for people in the aftermath of suffering:
Seeking medical attention is one of the many ways to bolster your case’s outcome. A healthcare provider can furnish the evidence needed to help you reach maximum medical improvement. Also, visiting a doctor promptly shows the insurance company that you suffered a serious condition and did everything possible to mitigate its symptoms.
Harborview Medical Center is the only Level I trauma center in Washington. There are also six Level II trauma centers statewide, according to the Washington State Department of Health. Several Level II trauma centers are in the greater Tacoma area. These facilities include:
Victims who suffer severe traumatic injuries in Graham might require care at one of these trauma centers and be taken there by ambulance or air medevac transportation. Don’t worry about the cost of receiving medical care; we can include the full cost of your healthcare expenses in your claim’s value.
The state imposes a deadline on seeking damages after suffering a car accident. RCW 4.16.080 generally gives us three years from the date an accident occurred to begin a lawsuit. Missing this deadline could forfeit your right to damages. So, we encourage you to connect with our team as soon as possible.
Herschensohn Law offers free case consultations for victims hurt in rideshare crashes. We know how these claims work and how to seek and recover appropriate compensation for our clients hurt in Graham rideshare accidents. We can help you.
Call (206) 588-4344 now. We have someone available to take your call.
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When you work with our law office, there are no obligations, hidden fees, or fine print. It’s that simple.