If you were injured by a rideshare driver, an Uber or Lyft ridesharing lawyer serving San Antonio, Texas may be able to help you fight for appropriate financial recovery.
An attorney from our firm can help you from the start of your case to the end. This includes notifying the liable party about your case, negotiating a fair settlement, and taking your case to court.
How Our Uber and Lyft Ridesharing Lawyers May Handle Your San Antonio Case
Filing a lawsuit after a rideshare accident can come with special challenges. You may wonder:
- Should you sue the driver, the rideshare company, or both?
- Whose insurance company will pay for your damages?
- What do you do if the insurance company refuses to pay?
Our lawyers would be happy to help you sort it all out. D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™ can perform many legal tasks on your behalf, including but not limited to:
- Evaluating your case at no charge: Even before you hire us, we can help by telling you if you have a viable case. It only takes one phone call.
- Collecting relevant evidence: This evidence can help us identify the liable party and tell us what types of damages you qualify for.
- Filling out paperwork: We will select the appropriate forms, fill them out accurately, and submit them to the right parties at the right times.
- Negotiating for recovery: Your attorney can sit down with the liable party’s insurance company and fight for a fair settlement.
- Going to trial: In cases where negotiation is not an option, we are not afraid to take your case to court. Preparations for a court case involve scheduling trial dates, creating trial exhibits, and locating witnesses.
- Providing a neutral perspective: It can be difficult to make legal decisions when you are so closely involved with the event. We are always there for you when you need advice or assistance.
Filing a lawsuit can be strenuous and time-consuming, especially if you are still trying to recover from a traffic accident. D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™ strives to make this journey as easy on you and your family as possible.
You Can Pursue Damages for a Limited Time Only
Per Texas law, you have two years from the accident date to begin a lawsuit. After this date:
- You no longer have the right to sue
- The court may not accept your case, no matter how strong it is
If you want to take legal action against the entity who caused your injuries, you must do so quickly. There are two main types of damages that accident victims may sue for. These are referred to as non-economic damages and economic damages.
If your accident caused you any sort of physical, mental, or psychological distress, you may be entitled to non-economic damages. Specific examples of non-economic damages include:
- Scarring: You have scar tissue that affects your range of motion, your physical appearance, your self-esteem, and so on
- Pain and suffering: Your injuries have had a negative effect on your physical health and psychological well-being.
- Loss of quality of life: You can no longer perform daily tasks of living (e.g., dressing yourself or your children) by yourself.
- Loss of consortium: Your injuries have had a negative effect on your emotional or conjugal relationship with your spouse.
If your accident caused you any sort of monetary stress, you may be entitled to economic damages. Specific examples include:
- Loss of income: You could not perform your usual job duties or earn your usual salary until your injuries had healed.
- Loss of earning capacity: Your injuries will never heal enough for you to earn as much money as you used to.
- Repair expenses: You had to pay to get your car fixed, or you had to buy a new one because the damage was too extensive to fix.
- Medical expenses: You sought assistance from any type of medical professional, such as a general practitioner, a specialist, or a physical therapist.
How We Determine the Extent of Your Losses
If you still have questions about how damages work and which ones you can seek, ask us. We can determine the extent of your losses and a goal settlement amount by:
- Creating a complete list of your damages
- Quantifying your injuries and telling you how much to ask for them
- Learning more about how your injuries have affected your life
Supporting Evidence Can Take Many Forms
Rideshare companies claim they increase safety by keeping drunk drivers off the road. However, a 2020 study published in PLoS One found little evidence for this statement. In some cases, rideshare services may even increase the risk of an accident.
If you were the victim of such an accident, D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™ would like to help you fight for fair financial recovery. We can strengthen your case by seeking out all available proof. The types of evidence we can use vary from case to case, but they often include:
- Your medical records: To prove that you sought out medical attention right after the accident and that your injuries generated medical expenses
- Video footage: So the insurance company or the jury can see for themselves how your accident happened (and that it was not your fault)
- Eyewitness testimony: To corroborate your version of events by demonstrating that bystanders saw the same things you did
- Car accident reports: To prove that your accident really happened and that it was serious enough to warrant police attention
Please note that such evidence does not always last forever. Contact us as soon as possible to ensure that important evidence is not destroyed before your case even begins.
Act Now to Seek the Recovery You Need
D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™ has been helping clients since 2002. An Uber and Lyft ridesharing lawyer serving San Antonio is ready and willing to assist you. For a free case evaluation, call someone from our team at (713) 850-8600.
We want to do everything possible to help you prepare and present your personal injury case.