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Villa Park Uber and Lyft Accident Attorneys

Villa Park Uber and Lyft Accident Attorneys

In the modern era, finding a ride is as simple as tapping a button. However, while rideshare services have simplified our lives, this new fleet of “taxi cabs” is far from perfect. As drivers make more money by completing trips quickly and clocking in extra hours, there is always the risk of an accident. If you were involved in a rideshare wreck, turn to our Villa Park Uber and Lyft accident attorneys for advice. At HPIL, our attorneys have decades of collective experience overseeing personal injury and wrongful death cases. Not only can we assess your claim, answer your questions, and discuss possible outcomes for your case, but we also have the resources and experience to represent your best interests during settlement negotiations or trial. Dial 1-800-GO-HARRIS to get started.

Qualities That Set Harris Personal Injury Lawyers Apart from Other Law Firms

After a rideshare accident, it’s only natural to feel stressed, confused, and completely overwhelmed. Not only are you likely experiencing significant pain, but you may also be trying to figure out how to start chipping away at your mounting medical debts. The last thing you need is another task to add to your ever-expanding “To Do” list. However, if you’re planning to seek compensation for the accident, you need to start building your claim. Hiring an attorney will let you hand over the reins and get back to focusing on other matters. Here are a few qualities that set our personal injury attorneys apart from others:

  • Skilled Litigators: Television shows and films have taught us that every lawyer is ready to go to court if necessary. However, this isn’t always the case. Some attorneys simply don’t possess the time, experience, and resources required to succeed during trial. As a result, many are reluctant to bring a suit against the liable parties and may even advise you to accept a low-ball settlement offer to sidestep the prospect of trial. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we relish the opportunity to go to court if it’s in your best interests to do so. While prevailing in court is a challenging task, we have recovered more than $300 million for our valued clients.
  • Positive Reviews: If you’re looking for a new restaurant, you aren’t going to book a table at the one-star eatery with a well-documented rat problem. Similarly, you should steer clear of attorneys with numerous negative reviews to their name. At best, there’s a high chance that they will not be able to provide competent representation; at worst, they may look to settle your case quickly, regardless of whether the settlement is fair or not. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, you are not just another number. We offer tailored representation, taking time to give each case the attention it deserves. While our goal is to win your case, we also strive to make legal proceedings as simple and stress-free as possible for our clients—a fact you can see reflected in our many glowing testimonials.
  • Experience Handling Similar Claims: Before hiring a rideshare accident attorney, you should find out whether they’ve handled similar cases to yours. Typically, an attorney who has won claims in the same area of the law will have a better grasp of the relevant case laws, statutes, and proceedings that may play a role in your case. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we are also intimately familiar with the tactics employed by insurers to dispute or deny claims and can help you mitigate or counter such defenses if they arise.
  • Accessible: Some lawyers may act the part, but as soon as you leave their offices those promises of open communication, regular updates, and 24/7 availability are replaced by unanswered questions, missed calls, and unread texts. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, you will have a direct line to your attorney from day one. Whether you contact us on weekends or after hours, our legal team will always strive to return your calls, emails, and texts as soon as possible.

 

What Should I Bring to My Initial Consultation?

Speaking to an attorney after an accident can help give you a sense of direction during these confusing times. A competent rideshare accident lawyer can answer your questions, discuss potential outcomes for your case, and advise you on the best ways to protect your claim. However, while you can easily walk through the door empty-handed and leave feeling informed and assured, it might help you and your family to prepare for your initial consultation. Here are a few items you may want to share with your attorney: 

  • Medical Records: While demonstrating that the rideshare driver was responsible for causing the accident lies at the center of proving your claim, you will not receive a financial award unless you can show the damages you incurred. Medical records are an important piece of evidence that will not only show the extent of your injuries, but also list the procedures you’ve undergone and treatment you are likely to require in the future. Your medical expenses will often make up a significant part of your financial award. As such, your attorney will want to review any related documents as soon as possible.
  • Personal Injury Journal: Remembering what you had for lunch a week ago is difficult enough; now imagine trying to recollect every moment of a long, difficult, and painful recovery. However, if you are seeking non-economic damages such as loss of life enjoyment and emotional distress, it’s important to keep tabs on your pain levels, symptoms, and other aspects of your post-accident life. As such, when you experience any pain, you should note the severity of your symptoms—grading pain levels on a scale of 1 to 10—and describe these sensations in a personal injury journal. It may also be useful to document any limitations stemming from your condition.
  • Evidence You’ve Collected So Far: If you were able to collect evidence at the scene of the accident, this proof could help guide your attorney’s investigation. Evidence can include eyewitness statements, the official accident report, surveillance camera or dashcam footage, photos of your injuries and/or property damage, and your medical records. It’s likely your lawyer will want to review this evidence during your initial consultation.
  • Invoices and Receipts: Medical bills are often just the tip of the iceberg. Accident victims often incur numerous unanticipated expenses such as repairs, alternative transportation, home modifications, childcare, lost wages, and many others. Such costs may be recoverable as part of your claim.

 

Contact Us Today to Speak to a Villa Park Uber and Lyft Accident Attorney

We are ready to take your calls, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Dial 1-800-GO-HARRIS or head over to our Contact Form to schedule a free case review.