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Choosing a Rideshare Accident Attorney
Somebody asked the other day, how do you select an attorney to help you if you have been injured in a rideshare accident? If you’ve been injured in an accident involving a Lyft driver or an Uber driver, there are a couple of things to keep in mind when selecting an attorney to help you with that case. One is you want to find an attorney whose core focus is on injury cases. You may want to work with somebody that you’ve worked with in the past. Maybe you’ve had an attorney who’s represented you or helped you with a will or something like that, but you really do want to find somebody whose core focus is on injury cases to help you with your rideshare case. You also want to make sure that you find an attorney who is experienced and has success in handling rideshare cases. Those attorneys are going to know the ins and outs of the law in this area and be able to get the best recovery for you. Finally, you want to make sure that you find a trial attorney. Not all attorneys are trial attorneys. Trial attorneys are attorneys who are experienced in taking a case to trial and litigating a case in trial and they will work up your case different than other attorneys. They will work up your case in a way that if you have to go to trial, you will be prepared to do that and get the best recovery at trial. If you have any questions about choosing the right attorney for your rideshare case or any other questions about your rideshare case, please give us a call and we’d be happy to answer your questions.
Mistakes To Avoid After a Rideshare Accident
We met with someone recently who had been injured in a rideshare case here in Kansas. Unfortunately, they had made a lot of mistakes that we see in a lot of these types of cases. One is they failed to collect the evidence as quickly as possible. There was a lot going on in the scene and they trusted the law enforcement or those investigating the accident to document all the evidence and take photographs and get witness information and that kind of thing. The law enforcement, other entities investigating these types of accidents, don’t always get all the information that you think that they will get so it is important to document this information, gather this evidence yourself, or if you’re not able to do that, to get an attorney involved quickly who can do that for you.
Another mistake this person had made that we see a lot is that people fail to go get the treatment that they need. Oftentimes, people have a lot of adrenaline after the accident itself and they don’t think they need to go get treatment, but even then, in the days following when they realize that they do have injures, they hope that they get better, they hope that they won’t have to go get treatment and so they don’t go get treatment. That is a huge mistake. You really need to get started with someone right away. Sometimes the injuries are more significant than they seem and the faster you start treating for those injuries, the better recovery you’ll have. The more time that goes by without documenting those injuries as part of the medical record, the more difficulty you will have with the insurance company in resolving your case.
Another common mistake that we see is people give a recorded statement to the insurance carrier. They think they can’t do any harm to their case. They’re just going to tell the truth; the insurance carrier’s whole goal, however, is to delay and deny your case so they’re looking to gather whatever evidence they can to help them do that. They will ask questions in a tricky way in a certain way and sometimes even in a certain order, all designed to help them gather the evidence they need to delay and deny your claim. Don’t give an insurance statement without hiring an attorney first.
Finally, one of the biggest mistakes we see is when people hire the wrong attorney. You hired someone who is not familiar with these types of cases, is not skilled in handling these cases, or is not a trial attorney and does not work the case up in your best interest from the get-go. Avoid this by getting the right attorney and getting an attorney quickly. If you have any questions about handling your rideshare case, give us a call and we’d be happy to talk to you about that.
Rideshare Accident Attorney Fees
A lot of people want to know, how much does it cost to hire an attorney for a rideshare accident injury case? The answer is that it doesn’t cost anything. You can hire an attorney to help you with your rideshare accident injury case typically on a contingency fee. Our attorneys work on a contingency fee, meaning they are paid a percentage of what they recover for you. You do not have to pay anything upfront. You do not have to pay a retainer like you will with other types of attorneys. You don’t have to pay anything as we pursue the case and handle the claim as you’re getting treatment and getting your life back. The only time that we are paid is when you are paid, and that payment is a percentage of the amount that we recover for you. You never have to come up with money out of your pocket to hire an attorney to help you with your rideshare accident injury case. If you have any questions about this or any other aspect of your rideshare accident injury case in Kansas, give us a call and we’d be happy to answer your questions.
Were you or a loved one severely injured in a rideshare accident in Kansas and have questions about rideshare accidents? Act quickly and start your rideshare accident claim before it’s too late! Contact our experienced Kansas rideshare accident lawyers today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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