When you request an Uber or a Lyft on your phone and get in, you generally expect a smooth ride to your next destination. Part of the service, after all, is the convenience at a low price. However, you might experience a bumpy ride along the way. Uber, Lyft, and other ridesharing services aren’t trained taxi drivers. While these companies do screen driving records, drivers are subject to the same distractions as anyone else.
Car accidents can result in many serious injuries, such as:
While Uber and Lyft both have a $1 million insurance policy that could cover any minor injuries, you may have to sue for more compensation if your injuries exceed that amount. If the worst occurs and you sustain severe spinal damage, you could be paralyzed for life. Depending on the severity, yearly expenses for these type of injuries average from $334,000 to $1.023 million or more in the first year and $40,500 to $171,800 in each following year. For someone who becomes paralyzed at age 50, lifetime costs could reach from $1.45 to $2.5 million or more.
If you’ve been injured in a ride-sharing service, don’t hesitate to call us. Let our experienced Orange County personal injury attorneys get you the compensation you deserve. At our firm, we work with you one-on-one, starting with your free consultation. Our client-centered approach has earned top recognition from the legal communities and from the people we help.
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At RMD Law, one of our Orange County car accident injury lawyers will work with you one-on-one, starting with a free consultation at any time of day or night. Not only has our client-centered approach garnered top recognitions from the legal community and from our clients, but we have also recovered millions of dollars for our clients, getting individuals and families the results they need and deserve. Discover how we may be able to help you next!