If you were injured in an Uber or Lyft rideshare accident in Springfield, compensation may be within your reach. Our lawyers can offer you a free consultation to determine if you have a case and how much it may be worth.
You do not have to feel intimidated when taking on rideshare companies. We can handle your potential case from beginning to end. We have won millions of dollars for individuals injured in car accidents, and we are ready to navigate the legal process for you.
Damages You Can Seek After a Rideshare Accident in Springfield
Damages refer to awards you seek after suffering losses due to another person’s negligence. They can range from tangible expenses, such as medical bills, to non-economic losses, such as pain and suffering. Some examples of potential compensation include:
- Lost wages from time spent away from work
- Pain and suffering, which includes both physical and emotional anguish
- Doctor’s appointments
- Rehabilitative therapy
- Reduced earning capacity if your injuries alter your capacity to work
- Home modifications to help you cope with living after your injuries
Additional damages not mentioned here may also apply to your case. Every accident injury is unique, and we will make sure we account for the way yours affects your life.
For example, if your doctor concludes that you will need ongoing therapy and treatment for your injuries, we will seek compensation for these expenses, as well as your more immediate losses.
Wrongful Death Damages
If you lost a loved one due to a rideshare accident, we can also help you seek damages that cover your family’s expenses after their passing. Wrongful death damages may include:
- Burial and funeral expenses
- Loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering
- The medical bills your loved one accrued before their passing
- Loss of inheritance
No amount of compensation will replace your loved one, but it can help you deal with the financial strain of their absence. We can handle the legal process while you spend time with your family.
How Much It will Cost You to Hire a Lawyer at Our Firm
Depending on your case, we may be able to represent you on a contingency-fee–basis. This payment plan means you do not owe us any upfront fees for us to get started on your case.
You have nothing to lose by accessing our free consultation. After speaking with you, we can determine how we can handle your case.
Time Limits for Taking Legal Action in Ohio
If you decide to take your case to court, you should know that you do not have an unlimited amount of time to do so. In Ohio, lawsuits are subject to statutes of limitations, and if you do not file within the prescribed time, you risk having your case dismissed.
According to Ohio Revised Code (ORC) §2305.10, you have only two years to file a personal injury lawsuit. This deadline begins counting down from the date of your accident.
According to ORC §2125.02, you have the same amount of time—two years—to file a wrongful death lawsuit if you lost a loved one.
Do Rideshares Carry Insurance Coverage?
Like more rideshares, both Uber and Lyft require their drivers to carry insurance. They only mandate that drivers abide by the state’s minimum insurance coverage requirements.
This regulation can affect your claim in a negative way. For example, if your injuries caused you losses that exceed the minimum coverage a driver carries, you will be left to assume the remainder of the costs.
We can step in at this point and help you file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver. A court-awarded sum may help you achieve fair compensation when an insurance claim fails to do so.
We Can Keep Track of Deadlines for You and Help You File the Right Paperwork on Time
When we represent you, we give your case the attention it deserves. Some of the tasks we undertake include:
Accurately Valuing Your Case
When we calculate compensation, we leave no stone unturned. We contact your doctor to see how your injuries will affect you down the road to make sure we are seeking fair compensation.
This way, we can protect you from unfair settlement offers you receive from an insurer.
Balancing Negotiations with Legal Deadlines
We aim to settle your claim before we take legal action, but if this is not possible, we will not hesitate to represent you in a trial.
Sometimes, when insurers see we have filed a lawsuit on your behalf, they return to negotiations and offer you a fair settlement. Regardless, we can help you abide by the statute of limitations should we need to take your case to court.
Keeping You Apprised of the Status of Your Case
We want you to focus on your health and family instead of the legal hassle. When we handle your case, we will keep you up to date on the progress of your claim or suit.
We can answer your questions and provide guidance throughout the legal process.
Call the Attorneys at the Fitch Law Firm LLC After your Springfield Accident
A negligent Uber or Lyft driver may be liable for your losses after a rideshare accident, and you have the right to hire legal representation when pursuing compensation. Whether we file an insurance claim or lawsuit, we can fight for your recovery and protect your legal rights. The sooner you call, the sooner we can begin building your case.