Unfortunately, potholes could lead to devastating incidents that could lead to serious injuries. Even in the most minor of incidents, in which drivers go over pot holes too fast, passengers can be injured. This can happen when passengers are riding in rideshare vehicles like Uber and Lyft.
Were you or a member of your family injured after a rideshare driver drove over a pothole at a high rate of speed? If so, you might have grounds to file an injury lawsuit. If you would like to learn more about your right to file an injury lawsuit against Uber or Lyft for an incident caused by a pothole, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our firm immediately.
At Downtown L.A. Law Group, our injury attorneys are ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to sue the rideshare company for the harm resulting from the incident. Our lawyers have many years of experience handling all sorts of injury claims and are ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to win. If you would like to discuss your claim with the experts at our firm, contact us immediately.
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Incidents and Potholes
Unfortunately, potholes can lead to a number of incidents. Typically, most drivers and passengers are simply startled by the pothole. However, if potholes are hit at high rates of speed, drivers and passengers can be more severely affected.
You might have been injured due to some of the following:
- The Uber or Lyft driver went over the pothole at a high rate of speed.
- The Uber or Lyft driver went over the bump on the road to fast.
- I was a passenger when the Uber or Lyft driver hit a pothole while speeding.
- The Uber or Lyft driver did not stop for or did not slow down for the pothole.
I was injured after my head hit the ceiling after the driver hit a pothole at high speeds; can I sue? Incidents caused by potholes can potentially result in a number of injuries, some of which could include head injuries, traumatic brain injuries, skull fractures, facial fractures, facial lacerations, whiplash, and neck injuries, for instance.
If you suffered any sort of harm due to a pothole incident, you could be eligible to file an injury claim against the rideshare company. For more information about your right to sue, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our firm as soon as possible.
Your Right to Sue
Can I sue? Do I have an injury case? Can I file an injury lawsuit? Can I sue if I was injured in a pothole incident? Can I file an injury lawsuit for my injuries? Yes, you could file a lawsuit for the harm that you suffered. You can sue the rideshare company for the harm that you suffered. You can sue Uber or Lyft for the harm resulting from the incident. Both Uber and Lyft have famous insurance policies – specifically, one-million-dollar policies – that cover passengers any time that an incident occurs while they are on an active ride. So, yes you could sue Uber or Lyft for the harm resulting from any incident caused by a pothole. If you would like to learn more about your right to file an injury claim, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our firm immediately. Our lawyers will guide you every step of the way.
Your Right to Be Compensated
If you decide to file a lawsuit against Uber or Lyft after a pothole incident that resulted in injuries, you could be eligible to recover monetary compensation for the harm that you suffered. What could you be eligible to recover? Some of the categories of compensation that you could be eligible to receive could include the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of consortium
- Punitive damages
- Legal fees
For more information about the compensation that you could be awarded if your lawsuit against Uber or Lyft is successful, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our firm immediately. Our lawyers are ready to fight for your right to recover the highest amount of compensation available. You can trust that our rideshare accident experts will not rest until you recover the compensation that you are owed.
How to Prepare to File Your Claim
Do you have questions regarding how to file a claim with Uber for a pothole incident or how to file a claim with Lyft? If so, consider some of the recommendations made below:
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- Take photos of all injuries resulting from the incident
- Take photos of the pothole and any damage to the incident (this will show the severity of the incident)
- Seek medical care as soon as possible
- Take a screenshot of the active ride with Uber or Lyft
- File a report with the rideshare company directly through their app
- File a report with the local authorities (request a copy of the report)
- Speak to witnesses and collect their contact information for later reference
- Collect all relevant medical records
- Collect records of lost wages
- Seek legal assistance immediately
The rideshare accident experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group are ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to pursue your claim and fight for your right to recover the compensation that you are owed. Our lawyers have many years of experience representing victims of all sorts of accidents – you can trust that our injury lawyers can represent you, too.
To remain accessible to all, we offer free legal services. Our free legal services consist of free consultations and free second opinions. During these free legal services, our lawyers will answer your questions, address your concerns, and provide you with all the information that you might need to either start or continue your injury lawsuit against the rideshare company. To learn more about our free legal services and how you could benefit from these services, do not hesitate to contact us immediately.
At our firm, we offer a Zero-Fee guarantee, meaning that our clients will not be required to pay any upfront legal fees for any of our legal services. In addition, our firm is strictly based on contingency; therefore, our clients will not be required to pay anything until winning their claims. If your injury claim is not successful, you will not be required to pay any legal expenses.
If you are ready to discuss your claim with the experts at our firm, do not hesitate to contact us today.