3 FAQs about Filing a Rideshare Accident Claim in California

Many of us rely on rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft to get from A to B. While most trips are completed safely, there are some that end in disaster—and the passengers often pay the price. Victims can suffer catastrophic injuries that lead to long-term health complications. However, a serious wreck won’t just take its toll on your physical well-being; the resulting injuries are often incredibly expensive to treat and can lead to excruciating agony that can affect your quality of life. 

If you were hurt in a rideshare wreck, you may have many questions running through your mind. Not only is filing a personal injury claim a daunting prospect, but it can also be difficult to figure out what might happen in the weeks to come. In this article, we answer a few of the most commonly asked questions about rideshare accidents. 

What Evidence Can Help Strengthen My Rideshare Wreck Claim? 

Strong evidence is the bedrock of a convincing case. Without it, you may encounter disputes at every turn, putting you on the backfoot during proceedings. As such, it’s important to investigate the accident thoroughly and gather the necessary evidence to demonstrate liability, causation, and damages. Such proof can include: 

  • Eyewitness statements 
  • Surveillance camera and dashcam videos 
  • Photographs of the accident scene 
  • The official accident report 
  • A written account of the accident 
  • Medical records 
  • Financial documents 
  • Cellphone records 

How Much Is My Case Worth? 

After an accident, your costs can stack up quickly. As such, you’re likely eager to find out how much you will be paid out for your claim. However, not only is a financial award never a foregone conclusion—there’s always a chance your claim could be denied—but due to the number of factors that could affect the outcome of your case, it’s impossible for any attorney to guarantee a specific amount. 

That said, a personal injury attorney can investigate the wreck and review the available evidence to estimate fair compensation for your losses. Taking this step is important as entering negotiations without a clear idea of how much your case might be worth could lead you to accepting a settlement that falls short of covering the full extent of your damages. 

How Long Will My Claim Take to Resolve? 

Some rideshare accident claims are settled within weeks; others can take months. In some rare situations, it could take years to resolve a personal injury case. The potential timeline of your case can vary based on a number of different factors, including: 

  • The strength of your evidence; 
  • Whether you made any mistakes; 
  • The number of liable parties named in your claim; and 
  • The severity of your injuries. 

Discuss Your Situation with a California Rideshare Accident Attorney 

Were you hurt in a rideshare wreck? Turn to the personal injury attorneys at HPIL for advice, guidance, and tenacious representation. We will tailor our approach to the unique circumstances of your claim, making sure to give your case the attention it deserves. Contact us today at 1-800-GO-HARRIS or tap through to our contact form HERE to lock in a free case review with one of our rideshare accident attorneys.