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Damages Available After a Rideshare Accident

On Behalf of | Nov 16, 2020 | Lyft Accident, Ridesharing Accidents, Uber Accidents

If you suffer a severe injury because of someone else’s negligence, even in a rideshare accident, it’s crucial to understand how to pursue compensation. In a rideshare accident, you must recognize the insurance coverages provided and when they apply. Either way, you’re going through an insurance company to get money to cover expenses related to the injuries you sustain.

In personal injury law, the compensation you pursue falls under two main categories: economic and non-economic. These each cover a different portion of your losses after a rideshare accident. Our firm will help you understand your rights. We utilize over 30 years of experience on your behalf.

If you suffer injuries in a crash, we encourage you to call our firm today!

Economic Damages

The economic damages you may recover are related to your expenses that come out of your own pocket. There is a receipt, statement, or other paper trail that shows the exact amount of money you either spent or lost because of the injury you sustained.

Compensation for economic damages often includes the following:

  • Any and all costs you spend on medical care, including visits, procedures, and medications
  • Money you may lose if you’re unable to work (includes past and future income)
  • Any expenses related to your property damage (rental cars, auto repairs, etc.

Non-Economic Damages

Compensation for non-economic damages makes up a good portion of your total recovery. However, it’s difficult to predict the amount you may recover because there’s no direct monetary losses associated with this type of compensation. There’s no statement or receipt to look at to determine how much you should recover.

Instead, non-economic damages compensate you for your pain and suffering, mental trauma, and other emotional distress that you endure after a rideshare accident. These damages serve to compensate you for a diminished quality of life.

Getting compensation on your own is not an easy process. Our lawyers will stand by your side, help you understand what you may be entitled to, and compile the evidence to build a strong case on your behalf.

Our Fairfax rideshare accident attorneys at Shevlin Smith are ready to help you with your claim after a rideshare accident. We’ll provide you with the necessary resources to protect your rights throughout the process, all while pursuing maximum compensation on your behalf.

Call our firm at 703-721-4233 today for a free consultation.