Rideshare services like Lyft and Uber are accessible modes of transportation in Birmingham, AL. Unfortunately, there is always the risk of getting into an accident with one of these vehicles.
If you or a loved one suffered harm in a rideshare accident, our lawyers are ready to seek compensation. While going against a million-dollar ridesharing company can seem intimidating, with Cory Watson Attorneys, it doesn’t have to be. Our Birmingham rideshare accident lawyers are ready to take legal action on your behalf today.
Cory Watson Attorneys Operates on a Contingency-Fee Basis
In a contingency-fee arrangement, you don’t pay anything up front for our help. Payment for our services comes from the funds we secure for you. We tell clients that getting paid for our help is “contingent” on their cases’ success.
If we don’t recover compensation for your losses, you don’t pay our attorney’s fees. You’ll know everything about our payment plan from the beginning of your case.
For a free legal consultation with a rideshare accidents lawyer serving Birmingham, call 877-562-0000
Recoverable Rideshare Accident Damages
After getting hurt in a collision involving a rideshare vehicle, you may recover:
Economic Damages (Losses with Inherent Financial Values)
Economic damages cover financial costs such as:
- Medical bills
- The income you lost during your recovery period
- Vehicle repairs
- Funeral and burial expenses
We will use your damages’ invoices, billing statements, and receipts to determine the value of your economic losses.
Non-economic Damages (Losses without Direct Financial Values)
Non-economic damages compensate you for the intangible hardships your accident caused, such as:
- Disabilities and disfigurements
- Psychological trauma
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering
The value of your non-economic damages depends on your injuries, working ability, and other factors. In short: the more severe your injuries, the more you can request for your non-economic damages.
Your rideshare accident attorney in Birmingham will evaluate your case and determine how much you deserve.
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We’ve Recovered Billions for Injured Claimants
Yes, you read correctly. We’ve recovered billions for injured claimants. We’ve recovered seven- and 11-figure settlements from cases stemming from corporations’ negligence. We’ve built successful cases against companies such as Monsanto, Nissan, and DuPont.
Now, we’re ready to pursue compensation from the rideshare company that caused you harm. Don’t go up against a major corporation on your own. Let our experienced trial attorneys handle each of your legal matters.
Filing Deadlines for Alabama Rideshare Accidents
AL Code § 6-2-38 states that your rideshare accident lawsuit has a two-year filing deadline. Without getting too technical, your filing deadline begins from the date of your accident. Failing to file your lawsuit within the statute of limitations prevents you from seeking damages.
Some situations may extend your filing deadline. Yet, you don’t want to jeopardize your case by assuming anything. So, our lawyers will examine your case and determine how long you have to act.
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Rideshare Accident Cases Are Admittedly Complicated
Rideshare accident cases can get complicated because:
- Rideshare companies don’t consider drivers to be employees. Instead, they’re “independent contractors,” which, to some extent, frees rideshare companies from liability.
- Your insurance coverage options depend on the driver’s status. For instance, if the driver doesn’t have the app on, you would file a claim against their personal insurance provider. Yet, if the driver was transporting a passenger, you could file a claim with the rideshare company.
- Rideshare companies have teams of lawyers ready to deny accident claims. Going up against a billion-dollar company and its legal team could complicate matters beyond your comprehension.
With a lawyer on your side, you don’t have to manage a complicated legal case on your own. Instead, you can focus on recovering from your injuries and spending time with your loved ones.
Four Commonly Asked Questions About Rideshare Accidents in Birmingham
Here are some questions we commonly get from people injured in rideshare accidents:
How Long Will It Take to Recover Compensation for My Losses?
After reviewing your situation, we can explain how long it’ll take to recover compensation. At this time, however, we can’t answer that question. It could take days, weeks, or months to recover compensation.
With our rideshare accident team on your side, you can rest assured that we’ll keep your case moving forward. This involves gathering evidence, managing your case’s paperwork, and communicating with the liable party.
What Happens If the Insurance Company Denies My Claim?
The insurance company can’t deny your claim without giving a valid reason why. Once we assess the reason for your claim’s denial, we’ll work toward an approval. If that doesn’t work, we’ll file a lawsuit against the at-fault party.
What Should I Do After Getting Hurt in a Rideshare Accident?
After getting hurt in a rideshare accident, the steps you take could influence your case’s outcome. Although not mandatory, you should consider:
- Writing down what you remember before, during, and after the collision
- Requesting a copy of the accident report and checking it for accuracy
- Keeping everything related to the collision, including your vehicle repair estimates
- Seeking medical attention and following through with treatment
- Refraining from sharing information about the collision online
Your lawyer can explain what other measures could promote a successful outcome.
Who Could Be Liable for My Losses?
Fault and liability for your accident depend on your situation. Financial responsibility for your losses could include the rideshare driver, rideshare company, or a government entity. We will review your case’s evidence and pursue compensation from the liable party.
Get Legal Assistance Here in Birmingham, Alabama
Getting injured or losing a loved one in a Birmingham rideshare accident can turn your world upside down. During this challenging time, our team can manage everything your case requires to reach a fair resolution.
Cory Watson Attorneys has decades of experience handling various injury cases in Birmingham and throughout Alabama. Our practice areas include auto accidents, product liability cases, and class action lawsuits. If you’re ready to take legal action, call us at (205) 328-2200.