Compensation You Can Seek After a Rideshare Accident


In the era of convenience, ridesharing has become an integral part of urban transportation. With the tap of a finger, we can summon a ride to take us wherever we need to go. However, with this convenience comes the potential for accidents and injuries.

When involved in a rideshare accident, it's essential to understand the compensation you may be entitled to seek. Keep reading as we explore the common types of damages that are can result from rideshare accidents.

Medical Expenses

One of the primary kinds of compensation that can be claimed after a rideshare accident is medical expenses. This is true for both passengers of rideshare drivers and other drivers who were injured after a rideshare driver caused an accident. Injuries sustained in accidents can range from minor cuts and bruises to severe injuries requiring extensive costly medical treatment.

Compensation for medical expenses can cover hospital bills, surgeries, medication costs, rehabilitation, and ongoing medical care related to the accident. It's crucial to keep detailed records of all medical expenses incurred as a result of the accident to ensure you receive adequate compensation.

Lost Wages & Future Lost Wages

If you are injured in a rideshare accident and unable to work, you may be entitled to compensation for lost income. This includes wages lost during the recovery period as well as any future earnings that may be impacted by the injuries sustained in the accident. Self-employed rideshare accident victims are also entitled to recover their lost income.

Calculating lost income and future earnings can be complex and may require the expertise of financial and legal professionals to ensure you receive fair compensation.

Pain & Suffering

Pain and suffering damages referred to as “non-economic damages” refer to the physical and emotional suffering that one has experienced as a result of the accident and subsequent injuries. Compensation for pain and suffering is designed to recover compensation for the intangible losses endured by the victim, such as physical pain, emotional anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, and mental distress. Unlike medical expenses and lost income, which are referred to as, “economic damages”, quantifying pain and suffering is subjective and may vary based on individual circumstances. An experienced attorney can help evaluate your case and negotiate fair compensation for pain and suffering.

Property Damage

In addition to bodily injuries, rideshare accidents can also result in damage to personal property, such as vehicles and belongings. Compensation for property damage typically covers the cost of repairing or replacing damaged property, including vehicles, electronic devices, luggage, and other items damaged in the accident. It's essential to document the extent of property damage and obtain repair estimates to support your claim for compensation.

Wrongful Death

Tragically, some rideshare accidents result in fatalities. In such cases, the family members of the deceased may pursue compensation through a wrongful death action. Compensation in wrongful death cases may include funeral and burial expenses, loss of financial support, and the loss of the love, comfort, companionship, society, and affection of the deceased family member. Wrongful death claims are complex and require sensitivity and expertise to navigate the legal process while ensuring that the rights of the surviving family members are protected and that they receive full justice for their losses.

Contact Us for Legal Assistance

Barry Regar APLC can provide the legal services you need to hold rideshare drivers and companies responsible for your injuries. When you incur damages as a result of someone else’s negligence, consulting with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible can help you understand and exercise your legal options.

For more information, contact Barry Regar APLC today.

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