PERSONAL INJURY I CAR ACCIDENTS I FAQ CAR ACCIDENTS I FREQUENTLY ASKED CAR ACCIDENT QUESTIONS – What if I was involved in an Uber or Lyft Accident?
June 01, 2020
A common question posed to our Car Accident Attorneys include: “What if I was involved in an Uber or Lyft Accident”?
In short if you were injured in a Lyft Accident or Uber Accident you are entitled to compensation for your personal injuries. If you were involved in an Uber or Lyft accident it is necessary to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible and ideally before you provide a statement to any insurance carriers. Whether you were hit by an Uber or Lyft driver, a passenger in a rideshare vehicle, or were driving for Uber or Lyft at the time of the car accident, if you were injured in a rideshare car accident you are entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Retaining a personal injury attorney early on can help you strengthen your case by assisting in initial communications with claim adjusters, securing the right medical treatment for your injuries and confirming that all damages are appropriately documented throughout the recovery process.
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|Personal Injury Damages|
|Special Compensatory Damages/ Economic Damages|
|Special damages are unique to the individual plaintiff and vary significantly from one plaintiff to the next. An award for special damages compensate a plaintiff for costs and expenses incurred as a result of the incident or accident that caused their injuries.|
|Common types of special damages:|
· loss of earnings
· property damage
· loss of future earnings
· past medical expenses
· cost for future medical care
· cost of household expenses
· reimbursement for cancelled trips or altered plans
|General Compensatory Damages/Noneconomic Damages||General damages compensate a plaintiff for non-monetary damages incurred in a personal injury claim.||Common types of general damages:|
· physical pain
· loss of enjoyment of life
· emotional distress
· mental anguish,
· pain and suffering,
· loss of enjoyment
· loss of consortium or companionship
|Punitive Damages||Punitive damages are only awarded to an injured plaintiff when the defendant’s conduct was despicable or reprehensible. Punitive damages are designed to punish a wrongdoer for the wrongful conduct and discourage similar conduct in the future.||Punitive damages are awarded when the defendant engaged in malicious, oppressive or fraudulent conduct.|
· Malice: means that the defendant acted with intent to cause injury or with willful and knowing disregard of the rights and safety of another.
· Oppression: means the defendant’s conduct was despicable and the plaintiff was subject to cruel and unjust hardship in knowing disregard of their rights
· Fraud: means the defendant intentionally misrepresented or concealed a material fact and did so intending to harm the plaintiff
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