Average Compensation for Uber Accident Claim

App-based rideshare companies, like Uber and Lyft, have garnered quite a lot of popularity in recent years. However, like any other common carrier company, app-based rideshare services have a duty to ensure the safety of their passengers. When this level of safety is not upheld, and one of their passengers endures an injury as a result of a driver’s negligence or misconduct, a lawsuit can be filed for the damages suffered. At the top-rated Normandie Law Firm, our expert attorneys with experience in rideshare accident cases can assist you in building your case and filing a claim for compensation. Contact our top Los Angeles law offices today to receive a free consultation, and we can discuss the incident, the damages, the aftermath, and the best path towards resolving your case. An accomplished attorney with expertise in rideshare injury lawsuits will be available to take your call.

You & Your Case
When clients come into our law offices seeking legal advice they often ask our experienced lawyers a broad range of questions that are frequently asked by other similar clients. Some of these frequently asked questions include:

  • How much is an Uber case worth?
  • How much is the compensation for Uber accident lawsuits?
  • What is the average settlement value for an Uber accident?
  • What is the average value of an Uber case payout?
  • What is the case value or the average compensation for an Uber accident claim?

App-Based Rideshare Companies
App-based rideshare companies have become more and more popular, often challenging local taxi cab services. These services offer a level of convenience that other common carrier services don’t offer. Personal car rides to anywhere within a reasonable distance can be hailed with ease from your smartphone. This ease has caused a boom in business for these companies, and with this sudden growth and popularity accidents are bound to happen: Listed below are some of the popular app-based ride service companies that operate across the country:

All of these companies are responsible for ensuring the safety of their passengers. Some rideshare companies often tout their perfect safety records and procedures, however, accidents happen, and if they do that company should be held liable for the damages. The injuries that a passenger can sustain in an accident involving a rideshare vehicle are the same injuries that one can sustain in any other automobile accident. How much your case is worth depends on a few factors, like the type of injury that you sustained. Some common injuries that an individual can endure in a rideshare auto accident are as follows:

  • Brain and head injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Back Injuries
  • Facial Injuries
  • Internal Injuries

These injuries can cause prolonged damage, and in occasions can require extensive hospitalization. The medical treatments for automobile injuries can place a heavy financial burden on the victim. When these damages occur at the fault of another you are entitled to file a lawsuit against the party responsible; in this case, the app-based rideshare company. A skilled attorney who has experience handling rideshare accident claims can help you start the legal process.

Determining Your Case Value
Generalizing the value of any case can be difficult to do as every case is different, and the aspects that surround the case can be very different. For this reason, average case amounts or settlement amounts cannot be so easily determined accurately. For instance, the abnormally high value of one case can distort an entire average. This distorted average value can mislead clients whose case may or may not fit into the boundaries of the case average. An experienced attorney can give you an estimate as best he can.

However, that is not to say that an average cannot be obtained. The best way to get a rough estimate of your case and your case average is to calculate the damages endured. These compensatory damages often fit into three categories: economic damages, noneconomic damages, and punitive damages.

  • Economic damages often make up a large portion of a settlement amount. These elements of economic damage compensation are bulleted below:
  • Past Medical Bills: These are the medical bills that the initial injury may have caused. Medical expenses usually make up a majority of any personal injury case.
  • Future Medical Bills: Future medical bills are the hospitalization or treatment expenses that may be required after the initial injury but is still caused by the initial injury.
  • Loss of Income: These compensatory damages are meant to reimburse the victim for any wages lost from the injuries. This is found through a thorough examination of salary history and can include sick and vacation time.
  • Loss of Potential Income: Sometimes injuries can be so incredibly severe that the victim may never be able to perform at the level they had performed at prior. To discern the amount, a complicated formula is used that involves an examination of a victim’s projected earnings and the impact that the damages may have had on the victim’s ability to find and perform future work.
  • Noneconomic damages often referred to as general damages, provide compensation for losses that are often difficult to calculate and lack any definable monetary value. A skilled attorney can assist in determining this amount. However, some of these noneconomic damages can include the following:
  • Pain and suffering: This damage is compensated based on the pain and suffering a victim can endure from their injuries. The amount is calculated through the use of a pain multiplier, which asks the victim to label their pain on a scale of one to ten. The more severe and chronic the pain is, the more likely it is that the victim will receive a higher settlement amount.
  • Emotional Distress: This form of compensation is offered for any emotional trauma a victim may have suffered due to the injuries. This amount may vary from state to state.
  • Loss of consortium: Loss of consortium is often added to the value of your case when the injuries are so serious that the victim’s loved ones are deprived of a normal loving relationship and companionship.
  • The final form of possible compensable damages is punitive damages. Punitive damages are considered the most difficult to make an argument for. Punitive damages are added to the value of a case with the purpose to punish the defendant or to deter them from engaging in similar conduct in the future. Lesser attorneys will often settle a case without fighting for punitive damages, even if a client requests them. At Normandie Law Firm, our qualified injury attorneys are committed to ensuring that all of our clients receive all of the damage compensation they demand.

Rideshare Liability
Determining liability in any accident is key to a successful lawsuit. Determining liability for these rideshare accidents can often be a little challenging. In almost all auto accidents, the insurance companies of the driver at fault (depending on the state) will more than likely cover the damages of the injured party. Fortunately, rideshare companies, often provide coverage through their insurance benefits, offering full compensation for their damages.

However, app-based rideshare companies and their insurers are businesses, and they all operate as such. To put it simply, it can be challenging to receive proper compensation from these companies in the event of an injury. For this reason, it is highly recommended that you seek appropriate legal consultation from a skilled attorney before moving forward. Corporations like Uber, Lyft, and Juno often have the resources to hire a whole team of legal professionals who will stop at nothing to dispute your claim. Having an attorney who has experience in rideshare accident claims on your side could mean the difference between receiving full compensation for your damages, or having your case dismissed from court.

How Normandie Law Firm Can Help
Injuries suffered from a rideshare accident can be particularly damaging, and in more severe cases, life-threatening. When pursuing a personal injury lawsuit for that matter, it is critical to have the right attorney in your case. The right attorney can mean the difference between a significant personal injury compensation payout, and a failed lawsuit attempt. Unlike some lesser firms, at Normandie Law Firm, our attorneys will investigate every avenue of recovery to get you the maximum compensation under the law.

FREE CONSULTATION: As a display of our commitment to you, all of our clients are offered the benefits of our zero fees guarantee policy. This policy ensures that you do not pay a dime until we fight and win your case. In the unfortunate event that we do not win your case for you, you don’t have to pay us anything. If you are having doubts about your current attorney or if you would like a free second opinion on your case, contact us to speak with a lawyer eperienced in rideshare accident cases.

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