Were you or a loved one injured in an accident involving a rideshare vehicle? If so, let a Philadelphia Uber and Lyft rideshare accident lawyer from Morelli Law Firm stand up for your legal rights and pursue the maximum amount of compensation that your accident may entitle you to.
Call Morelli Law Firm at (212) 751-9800 at any time for your free, no-obligation case review with a member of our team.
Making Sure You Ask for What You Deserve
While your accident has undoubtedly impacted your life in many ways, for the purposes of your lawsuit, all of your injuries will be categorized in one of two ways: as economic damages or as non-economic damages.
As the name suggests, economic damages are the money you have spent (or will have to spend) because of the crash. If you receive economic damages from the liable party’s insurance company, it can compensate you for things like:
- Medical care: like hospital stays, prescription medicine, therapy (both psychological and physical), and home nursing.
- The cost of repairing your car: plus the cost of renting a car or taking public transportation while you waited for your vehicle to be ready for use.
- Lost income: like the wages and benefits you would have earned if your accident and/or injuries had not kept you home from work.
- Lost financial support: including all of the money your loved one would have earned over their lifetime if they had not passed away prematurely.
The term “non-economic damages” may seem a bit vague, but the concept is simple: your injuries caused you physical and emotional grief, and you deserve monetary compensation in exchange for that grief. Examples of non-economic damages that you might qualify for include:
- Disfigurement: like accident scars that affect your appearance, your range of motion, or both.
- Pain and suffering: including both physical and mental anguish that you would not have experienced if not for the crash.
- Disability: including both physical and intellectual conditions that prevent you from resuming your old lifestyle.
- Loss of companionship: like the fact that you can no longer turn to your deceased loved one for advice or comfort.
When considering whether to file a lawsuit, bear in mind 42 Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes § 5524. This law gives you only two years (starting from the date of the accident) to file for damages. Once two years have passed, you no longer have the right to file a lawsuit, even if you would have qualified for damages before the deadline.
Call Morelli Law Firm at (212) 751-9800 as soon as you can to learn more about your options and what you could be eligible for. We have clients throughout the mid-Atlantic states, including in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We would be happy to provide you with a Philadelphia Uber and Lyft rideshare accident lawyer to begin working on your claim.
Steps to Take After a Rideshare Accident.
Whether you were a passenger or a driver, there are certain steps you can take to protect yourself in the wake of a rideshare accident.
For instance, before you leave the accident scene, make sure you get the other driver’s name and insurance information. This will make it easier for you to seek compensation from them later. You should also contact the police and report the accident so that a responding officer can create an accident report.
In addition, by seeing a doctor as soon as possible, you create a medical record that proves the collision caused your injuries.
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How Your Lawsuit May Go
Car accidents are complicated, and so is the law. As a result, it is not possible to predict with any accuracy the course and outcome of your case. However, we can give you a broad outline of how cases similar to yours have gone and how Morelli Law Firm can take the burden of fighting a lawsuit off your shoulders.
We can provide you with a free case review to know for sure whether or not you qualify for compensation. We will then launch an investigation into your accident and collect all possible forms of evidence to prove that the liable party’s actions entitle you to the damages you are seeking. Finally, to officially begin your suit, we will notify the liable party on your behalf.
There are three main ways your case may go:
- The liable party’s insurance company offers you exactly what you want right away. Your lawyer draws up the paperwork, and you get your money.
- The insurance company offers less than what you want, requiring your lawyer to negotiate for a better settlement.
- The insurance company offers less than what you want, and negotiations do not work, requiring your lawyer to take your case to court and let a jury decide how much you receive.
Providing Reassurance and Guidance
It is easy to become overwhelmed by the legal process, even with a lawyer on your side. Your attorney will spend as much time with you as you need to understand your rights and options and to feel comfortable with the decisions you make. We encourage our clients to call us any time they need answers or clarification.
The team at Morelli Law Firm is ready and willing to assist you however possible, from evaluating your case to negotiating for the compensation you and your family need. To learn more about what a Philadelphia Uber and Lyft rideshare accident lawyer can do for you, call us at (212) 751-9800. We will not charge you any fees until we help you recover compensation.