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The time following a rideshare accident is painful and confusing. Victims struggle to deal with excessive paperwork, complex insurance policies, and paltry settlement offers. You deserve a champion who will fight by your side with compassion and skill. Our team of accessible attorneys and legal experts will take on the insurance companies and legal system to get you the outcome you deserve.
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Rideshare Accidents

There’s no question about it: The ridesharing market has all but exploded in recent years. Close to 40 percent of us relied on rideshare services at some point in one recent year, and that figure presented a 15 percent increase from data collected just a few years earlier. Rideshares are beginning to attract a larger variety of customers, including in North Port—but at what cost?

Some argue that the growth of rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft is behind something more sinister, too. Researchers from Rice University and the University of Chicago determined that as these companies’ userbases have grown, the number of U.S. traffic deaths has climbed, too. Traffic deaths have increased by 3 percent in the last several years; as many as 1,100 mortalities a year could be the direct result of ridesharing.

Fortunately, the majority of rideshare accident victims manage to escape these accidents with their lives. The unfortunate news is that scores of them are left injured and confused after their accidents. Rideshare crash victims deserve clear-cut answers to their questions—and the North Port car accident lawyers at Boohoff can help.

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Your insurance company may not be telling you everything. Know what you’re entitled to with a free consultation. Rest assured that we will never charge any fees unless we win.

Boohoff Law’s Qualified Rideshare Attorneys Can Help

Tatiana Boohoff Lawyer
Rideshare Accident Attorney

Rideshare accident victims should seek the counsel of a qualified, experienced legal professional as soon as possible after their crash. The most important step following an accident is always to ensure personal safety. Once you’ve received medical clearance, headed home, and you begin to wonder which step to take next, call a trustworthy firm for some legal advice. Boohoff Law’s team of empathetic personal injury attorneys understands your position. If you’ve been injured in a rideshare accident and want to pursue compensation for the damages you’ve suffered, contact our offices for a free consultation.

Rideshare Accidents and Liability

Many rideshare accident victims face the same questions once they begin to consider legal efforts: who was liable for my accident? And who will pay for my damages? While the answers to these questions do depend on the circumstances surrounding the accident, we have some great news! Determining liability (and, therefore, who will be responsible for covering your damages) is actually simple. You’ll have to consider several factors and answer a few questions, but the process is straightforward:

  • What was your position in the accident? | Were you driving for a rideshare company or were you a rideshare passenger? Or were you a pedestrian or an occupant of another motor vehicle?
  • What caused your accident? | Was it an act of negligence on behalf of the individual operating the rideshare? Was it some circumstance outside of anybody’s control? Was it a driver in another vehicle?
  • Was the rideshare driver on duty? | This determines whether the rideshare company—such as Uber or Lyft—was covering the driver at the time of the accident.

Lyft and Uber drivers are covered by those companies’ insurance policies whilst on-duty. If your driver’s negligence caused your injuries, this is the policy that you will bring a claim against. It doesn’t matter whether you were a passenger of the rideshare, a pedestrian, or an occupant of another vehicle. Anybody harmed by a negligent rideshare driver can bring a claim against Uber or Lyft’s insurance policy. As an added benefit, these policies extend to provide underinsured and uninsured motorist coverage. That means that if your rideshare vehicle was struck by an under- or uninsured motorist, you can still pursue a claim against the rideshare company’s insurance policy.

North Port Rideshare Accident Lawyers

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How Much Compensation Should I Expect to Receive for My Rideshare Accident Claim?

There’s no way to determine how much financial compensation you may be awarded for your damages. Each case is unique—while some victims may receive compensation for one damage and not the other, and entirely different group of victims could receive compensation for every damage they present. Some damages tend to be presented (and thus awarded compensation) more often than others. Straightforward economic loss, such as pricey medical bills, tends to be the easiest to pursue compensation for. Ongoing medical treatment, property damage to personal belongings, and lost wages are all additional forms of economic loss that may occur during a rideshare accident. Non-economic damages can be more difficult to prove and pursue compensation for. That does not mean that victims should not attempt to achieve the compensation that they deserve. With a skilled legal professional by your side, it becomes much easier to prove the validity of non-economic damages. Intangible damage like pain and suffering can and do impact victims’ lives tremendously. Some victims receive significant levels of compensation for these experiences. In some cases, the court may elect to impose punitive damages. These damages serve as a punishment for negligent parties and a deterrent to others who could behave similarly. They are ordered by juries in cases where a defendant’s negligence proved especially damaging. Punitive damages are awarded to victims and come directly from defendants’ finances.

Proving Damages

One of the best rules of thumb for achieving ample compensation and proving the damages you’ve sustained is to document everything after your accident. You should retain a copy of any document, receipt, or other form that’s related to your accident. Carefully file away police reports, medical bills, and any financial statements that prove loss of income. If you elect to pursue compensation for non-economic damages, you’ll need to prove that the claims you make hold up in court. A victim looking to pursue damages for pain and suffering may benefit from a written note or testimony from a mental health professional.

Boohoff Law: Your Partners After a North Port Rideshare Accident

At Boohoff Law, our team of attentive North Port rideshare accident attorneys understands your drive to fight for your rights and pursue compensation for damages. We seek to help our clients navigate the legal process as effectively as possible. Through client education and empowerment—and our own drive to succeed—Boohoff consistently recommits to these values. If you or a loved one have sustained an injury during a North Port rideshare accident, contact our offices today or call us at (941) 888-0848. Potential clients can take advantage of 24/7 live chat services and even meet our personal injury lawyers from the comfort of their own homes. Initial consultations are always FREE; we believe in educating our clients about their various options before committing to a partnership.

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  • 1. Understanding your options
    From your first call, our team takes the time to listen and learn your unique situation. We’ll walk you through the factors that will increase the value of your claim and help you mitigate risks. Above all, we help you envision a personalized path forward.
  • 2. Connecting with your attorney
    You will know within 1-2 days if our team can help. Your personal attorney and legal team will guide you through what to expect, ensuring you’re always informed about what’s going on. You will stay in control as an included member of the team working on your case.
  • 3. Supporting documentation
    Our diligent legal team will work with you to make sure all the necessary documentation is complete. This includes insurance policy details, medical records, medical and repair bills, and lost wages.
  • 4. Formulating a winning plan
    We’ll assess your case — every detail, every angle — as we fight for the outcome you deserve. We roll up our sleeves and bring an unrelenting commitment and proven track record to formulate a winning game plan, keeping you clearly informed along the way.
  • 5. Negotiation and litigation
    We are relentless in pursuing what’s right. We work with toughness and resilience as we negotiate directly with the defense to obtain the compensation you deserve. In cases that demand a court trial, our attorneys are expert personal injury litigators with the talent to maximize policy volumes and outcomes.

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We recover millions for our clients every month, but we know that every case is different and that recovery is personal.
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