If you or someone you love became injured in a collision with an Uber or Lyft driver, help is available. An accident lawyer from our firm serving Bowie can help you document your financial expenses and losses, assign a value to your rideshare accident case, and negotiate with the at-fault party for the financial settlement you deserve.
Our team at the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow will answer your questions, help you build a strong evidence file, and navigate the personal injury process. While you focus on your physical recovery, our legal team focuses on fighting for a reasonable financial outcome for you and your family.
Know What Your Case Is Worth
The aftermath of a car accident can leave you with costly bills for emergency and follow-up medical care. It can also leave you with emotional trauma that impacts your life long after the accident is over. With our help, you can seek compensation for your:
- Past and future medical bills
- Past and future wage and income losses
- Damage or total loss of property
- Disfigurement or physical disability
- Pain and suffering
According to Maryland Courts and Judicial Proceedings § 11-109, you can recover from the financial turmoil of a rideshare accident with help from our case assessment team. We will help determine the costs of your injuries and their related expenses to ensure your case is accurately valued before settlement negotiations begin.
Establish the Negligence that Warrants Compensation
Our team is familiar with the state’s insurance and personal injury laws and will help you prove the required elements of negligence. They include:
- Duty: The Uber or Lyft driver’s responsibility to drive safely
- Breach: Actions the driver took or failed to take, violating their duty
- Cause: How the driver’s actions or inaction led to the collision
- Damages: The injuries and other damages you suffered due to the accident
The investigation we conduct and the evidence we collect help us prove these components of negligence. We also collect bills and documents that can prove your need for long-term care or in-home rehabilitation and other ongoing costs. When we value your case, we make sure the expenses you will incur in the future are included in its valuation.
For legal consultation with a uber and lyft rideshare accidents attorney in Bowie, call (410)886-6215
How Our Team Fights for You
Maryland is one of only four states in the U.S. with contributory negligence laws. These laws could ban you from receiving any compensation if you are found to be even a single percent negligent in your accident. When our team fights for you, we work to attribute the negligence that led to the accident to the at-fault driver. We will also:
- Maintain open lines of communication
- Provide 24/7 access with a unique text number
- Provide telephone and email access
- Suggest qualified health care providers
The medical professionals we recommend are the same ones we would recommend to our staff and our own families. We also read and review Uber and Lyft’s insurance policies to determine the driver’s status at the time of the accident and the amount of available coverage.
We Add These Items to Your Evidence File
Our rideshare accident lawyers can gather evidence that proves the Uber or Lyft driver’s negligence and your right to compensation in Bowie. On your behalf, we collect your:
- Car accident report
- Witness statements
- Medical records and bills
- Paycheck or direct deposit receipts
- Injury and accident scene photos
Our team at the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow can help compile, organize, and present the evidence we collect. We then present it to the at-fault party and their representatives to fight for your damages.
Your Car Accident Report is Valuable
Your car accident report is a key component in building your case, proving the cause of the collision, and establishing your right to compensation. When we represent you, our firm orders the police report. It can provide the following:
- Date, time, and location
- Contact information for the driver
- Insurer contact information
- Collision type and points of impact
- Police generated photos
- Possible contributing factors
In addition to your car accident report, we handle other paperwork on your behalf. For example, we take care of insurance claim forms and documents, court papers and filings, and compiling your medical bills and statements.
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Your Right to Compensation has a Time Limit
A rideshare accident can entitle you to compensation as an injured passenger, a pedestrian, or another driver. However, no matter which injured party you are, the state limits the amount of time you have to file your compensation lawsuit as follows:
- For personal injury, the time limit is generally three years, according to Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 5-101
- For wrongful death, the time limit is also generally three years, according to Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 3-904
Certain circumstances of your accident may alter the filing deadline. If your potential lawsuit fits these parameters, our team will inform you. Our goal is to make sure you do not inadvertently give up your right to compensation because of the state’s filing deadline.
What it Means for Your Case If the Statute of Limitations Expires
If you run out of time to file your lawsuit, you may never be allowed to file it. If you do file late, your case is likely to be dismissed without ever being heard. If that happens, it can leave you with no legal recourse that compels the at-fault party to compensate you.
With sufficient notice of your accident and intent to seek compensation, our team can help you avoid these negative consequences. We will:
- Thoroughly explain the settlement negotiation process
- Help you weigh the benefits and drawbacks of each offer
- Guide you toward a favorable settlement agreement
We never stop fighting for monetary compensation for you. If we cannot resolve your case with a financial settlement, we will represent you in court to continue fighting for the compensation you deserve.
Our Personal Injury Team Is on Your Side
Were you injured in an Uber or Lyft rideshare accident? Our lawyers serving Bowie may be able to help. We can provide you with a free case review and work your case on contingency. Contact the client support team at the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow by calling (410) 777-8960 today.