The expansion of handheld technology (smartphones) has created a new ‘ride-share’ industry. ‘Ride-share’ is a car service where a person uses a smartphone application (app), such as Uber or Lyft, to arrange a ride with a driver in a privately owned vehicle. Instead of hailing a taxicab or renting a car at the airport, these ‘ride share’ apps are in the palm of our hand and will deliver a car and driver to us.
However, when you or a loved one is in a major Uber or Lyft accident, it may lead to serious physical and psychological harm or injuries. In many cases, recovery is a long process where medical bills and expenses mount and the injuries are permanent in nature.
Then there is the often daunting personal injury claims process itself where determining fault, and most importantly, resolving your personal injury claim for a full and fair settlement is difficult if done on your own. Personal injury victims may become a victim again if they do not seek out a personal injury consultation for a free legal evaluation of your claims.
Our managing attorney, Jorge A. Abreu, Esq., knows the physical and financial tolls one encounters recovering from an Uber or Lyft accident. Recovery is often a long process where medical expenses mount and the victim does not know their legal rights regarding their injuries. There are many different aspects that must be addressed when evaluating a Personal Injury Claim including but not limited to the extent of the physical injury to the claimant, the determination and apportionment of liability and available insurance coverage.
Before any insurance company contacts you to settle your personal injury claim, contact the Law Offices of Jorge Abreu, P.L. and speak with one of our personal injury attorneys.