Rideshare Injury Accident When Leaving Vehicle Lawsuit
When requesting a rideshare from Uber or Lyft, passengers never expect to be involved in incidents that can lead to injuries. However, rideshare accidents are relatively common. Were you or a family member injured while exiting a rideshare vehicle? If so, you might have grounds to pursue an injury claim. Are you interested in learning more about your right to sue Uber or Lyft for an incident? Do you even have the right to sue? To get the answers that you need, you should discuss your claim with a lawyer with experience in Uber and Lyft incidents immediately.
If you are looking for an experienced rideshare lawyer, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm immediately. You can trust the lawyers at Downtown L.A. Law Group. At Downtown L.A. Law Group, our lawyers have many years of experience handling all sorts of injury claims – including rideshare incident claims involving Uber and Lyft. If you would like to discuss your claim with the exerts at our firm, contact us today.
Can You Sue?
Do I have a case? Can I sue Uber or Lyft after being involved in an incident while leaving the rideshare vehicle? As you might already know, victims could sue rideshare companies if they are injured in an auto accident that occurs during an active ride. This is because Uber and Lyft’s insurance covers passengers completely in case of an accident. What if you were injured while leaving an Uber/Lyft or other rideshare? Because these incidents are different, many people do not know if they can sue Uber or Lyft.
Who is responsible for the incident? In general, employers could be liable for the actions of their employees. Therefore, if an employee directly leads to the harm that a victim suffers, the employer would be liable (based on vicarious liability). However, because Uber and Lyft drivers are not considered employees, this does not apply. Because of this, affected parties might think that they do not have the right to sue after being injured when exiting a rideshare vehicle.
As mentioned above, Uber and Lyft have an insurance company that covers passengers that are harmed during a rideshare ride. The policy applies for harm to passengers during an active rideshare ride (as soon as the passenger is picked up until the passenger is dropped off). Therefore, if you or a member of your family were injured when exiting the vehicle – but the driver hadn’t ended the ride yet – the incident could be covered, and victims could sue.
Are you interested in learning more about your right to sue Uber or Lyft for the harm that you or a member of your family suffered while exiting a rideshare vehicle? If so, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm immediately.
You Could Be Compensated
As explained above, you could be eligible to sue for the harm that you or a member of your family suffered after sustaining injuries while exiting a rideshare accident. Based on the details surrounding the incident and the harm suffered, you could also be eligible to recover at least some sort of monetary compensation. What could you recover? How much compensation could you be eligible to receive? The specific type and amount of compensation that you could be eligible to receive will be strictly based on the details surrounding your claim but could include some of the following:
- Medical costs
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of consortium
- Punitive damages
- Legal expenses
Would you like to learn more about the type and amount of compensation that you could be eligible to receive if your rideshare incident claim is successful? If so, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm immediately. Our lawyers are ready to aggressively fight for your right to recover the highest amount of compensation available for your injury claim. Whether our lawyers negotiate a settlement or take your claim to trial, you can trust that our rideshare lawyers will not rest until you are compensated fairly.
To learn more about the compensation that you could recover, contact our firm today.
How to Sue Belkin for Defective Charging Banks
If you intend to file a product liability lawsuit against Belkin, you must show that the company was negligent in some way. Product liability lawsuits can be filed if you can prove at least one of the following points about the product:
- There was a design error present with the charging bank
- There was a manufacturing error that occurred when the charging bank was being made in the factory
- There were no hazard signs or symbols on the charging bank or on the packaging
The charging banks had a defect in the wiring, so it is likely that the materials were faulty or that there was a design that did not account for the small space or power usage.
You should make sure to go to the hospital to get medical treatment for your injuries. It is not recommended that you wait too long to visit a doctor. If you do not get treatment quickly, your injuries may worsen, or you may find that the insurance agent will doubt the validity of your claim. He can say that you were shocked by another item or in another incident, and he will say that the defective item was a convenient scapegoat. You should also make sure that you get copies of all medical documents, test results, doctor’s statements, hospital receipts, and more from the treatment center.
You can take photos of the damages from the electric shock, and you can also take pictures of the charging bank to show that the item caught fire, if applicable.
There may have been eyewitnesses who saw the incident happen or who can testify that the bank was defective. You can add their statements to your claim to bolster it. The more support you have from people who saw the incident, the stronger your case will be.
You may want to throw the charging bank away, try to repair it, or return it for a refund. You should do none of this. It is important that you keep the charging bank as it is and preserve it, as it is the most important piece of evidence you have. If you get rid of it, the insurance company can claim that there’s no way for the defect to be examined, since it is not present at all.
You may have a receipt showing that you bought the charging bank. You can make copies of this, or copies of a bank statement or email showing that you paid for the item.
You will benefit by hiring a product liability lawyer to handle your case for you. If you have never taken legal action, you may not know the first thing about moving forward with a defective product claim. An attorney can gather your proof, negotiate with the insurance agent, and keep you updated throughout the process while you recover and return to regular life.
Statute of Limitations to File a Product Liability Lawsuit
California has a statute of limitations of two years from the date of the injury if you wish to file a claim to receive compensation for damages. If you do not sue within this time period, you won’t be able to receive any restitution, and your claim will be thrown away. Often, individuals fail to understand the correct amount of time or do not know that there is a statute of limitations in the first place. It is important that you speak with a lawyer to determine how much time you have left on your case.
There is the possibility for your statute of limitations to be extended, but this will only happen in certain situations. If you were under 18 years old, you cannot sue without a legal guardian representing you, so you can wait until you turn legal age before the statute of limitations counts down. You also may have been left incapacitated and unable to sue, so the statute won’t start until you return to health. Further, the defendant must be in California – if he has left the state, the deadline will count down when he returns.
File Your Claim On Time
As already explained, you could be eligible to pursue an injury claim if you were harmed while exiting a rideshare vehicle. Did you know that you could lose your right to sue if you fail to file your claim within the appropriate length of time? All claims are subject to a statute of limitations – it determines the total length of time that claimants have to sue. If claimants do not file their claims within the appropriate deadline, they are likely to lose their right to sue entirely.
What deadline applies to your rideshare incident claim? In California, specifically, all personal injury claims are subject to a two-year statute of limitations. This means that claimants only have two years to sue (it is important to note that other states have different deadlines). If you are interested to learn more about the total length of time that you have to pursue your claim, do not hesitate to see legal assistance with the experts at our firm immediately.
Contact Downtown L.A. Law Group Today
Were you or a member of your family injured while exiting an Uber, a Lyft, or any other rideshare vehicle? If so, you might have many questions about your right to sue. If you are interested in discussing your claim with a lawyer with experience in rideshare accidents, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm at your earliest convenience. Our rideshare incident attorneys are ready to evaluate your claim and provide you with the guidance that you need to reach a successful claim outcome. Are you ready to discuss your claim with the experts at our firm? If so, do not hesitate to contact us immediately.
At our firm, our rideshare lawyers are ready to help. We offer free offer free legal services; our free legal services allow clients to access our lawyers without having to pay anything upfront. Our free legal services include free consultations and free second opinions. During these free legal services, our lawyers will be available to answer all your questions, address all your concerns, and provide you with all the information that you need to pursue your lawsuit against Uber or Lyft. Are you ready to discuss your claim with the experts at our firm? If so, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our firm immediately.
At our law firm, we understand that even the thought of starting a legal process could be daunting. To make things easy for you, our firm offers a Zero-Fee guarantee. Our Zero-Fee guarantee ensures that our clients will never be required to pay upfront legal fees for our legal services. In addition, our firm is based on contingency; therefore, our clients will not be required to pay legal expenses until after reaching a positive claim outcome – if your claim is unsuccessful, you will not need to pay us anything.
If you are ready to discuss your claim with the rideshare attorneys at our firm, contact us immediately.