Millions Recovered for Personal Injury Accident
$5.25MillionMotorist injured in a car accident suffering injury to his neck and back.
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Bronx Rideshare Accident Lawyer
Stressed about medical bills?… Injuries so severe you can’t move?… And missing work are only a few of the drastic consequences you, or a loved one may have to face after a careless driver injures you in a Bronx rideshare accident. Depending on the facts of your specific accident, finding the right attorney can assist you in obtaining compensation for your financial losses and the long-term effects that an injury can have. Our Bronx rideshare accident lawyers at The Law Offices of Darren T. Moore P.C., can help you navigate these unchartered territories and help you recover damages after the rideshare crash. We’ll hold the appropriate negligent parties accountable and protect your rights.
Severe Injuries You Could Suffer in a Bronx Rideshare Collision
Being injured by someone else’s negligence can be frustrating and painful. Injuries in rideshare crashes can range from mild to catastrophic, depending on the severity of the accident and the vehicles involved. Common injuries that occur in rideshare crashes include:
In car accidents of any kind, including rideshare crashes, whiplash is one of the most common injuries. So, whether your rideshare driver suddenly stopped to avoid further damage from the accident or a rideshare driver rear-ended you, whiplash is a possible injury. Whiplash is an injury caused by injury resulting from a sudden sharp whipping movement of the neck and head (as of a person in a vehicle that is struck from the rear by another vehicle).
In rideshare accidents, your neck could whip forward and back, damaging the discs in your neck. You could have whiplash if you’re experiencing neck pain, blurry vision, and pain in your arms and hands. This injury can worsen if you don’t get proper and prompt treatment and cause spine misalignment.
Spinal Cord Injuries
In addition to the above section on whiplash, rideshare accidents can also result in not only injury to the discs in your neck, but these accidents can also result in injury to the discs and bones in the mid or lower back. Injury to the discs in the mid back and lower back can be debilitating and where left untreated, can result in major issues down the road. Getting treatment for spinal cord injuries as soon as possible is crucial to your recovery.
When you’re hit in a rideshare collision, you could break one or multiple bones regardless of how you were hit. Did you have a seatbelt on? Did it work? Were you struck by another passenger? Did you strike any partition within the vehicle? A number of factors can contribute to a broken bone(s) in a rideshare accident and a broken bone in any part of your body could cause issues with movement and prevent problems down the road.
There are other injuries you can sustain after a Bronx rideshare accident, and getting a medical exam as soon as practical can identify any unknown issues. A lot of our clients have never been involved in car accidents or rideshare accidents and often ask if we can assist them in finding medical treatment for their injuries. If you need help finding a doctor after your crash, our Bronx rideshare accident lawyers can help you connect with a doctor.
Traumatic Brain Injury
Whether you ride as a passenger in a rideshare vehicle or a rideshare driver hits you in your vehicle, you could suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI). If the crash’s impact is severe enough, you could hit your head on various things within the car and suffer a TBI. Even where the impact isn’t severe, depending on the movement of your head and what it may come into contact with, a TBI can occur.
Even though airbags are a safety feature designed to protect you from car accident injuries, you could suffer a mild TBI from the airbag due to the high impact. Whiplash can also be a cause of TBI where there is what’s known as rapid acceleration deceleration of the brain within the skull. The effects of a TBI can be utterly devastating to not only the person injured but also their family, friends and loved ones.
Symptoms of TBIs don’t always appear right away and could take weeks. Common symptoms of a TBI include:
- Memory Issues
- Issues forming sentences
- Sound sensitivity
- Light sensitivity
- Anxiety or other mental health conditions
Regardless of whether you have symptoms, if you or a loved one sustained a head injury or concussion, you should still see a doctor to ensure you don’t miss any signs of injury.
Statute of Limitations for Rideshare Accidents in the Bronx
After suffering injuries in a rideshare accident, our Bronx rideshare accident lawyers can help you recover damages. But to be eligible for compensation, you must file a personal injury claim within three years of your accident date. That three-year period applies where the vehicles involved are private vehicles, regular sedans, commercial trucks etc.
- If you’re rideshare vehicle was in a crash with a municipal vehicle, like an NYPD vehicle, or any New York City vehicle, there is a shorter time period that applies. In that situation, you must file a notice of claim within 90 days of the accident and file your lawsuit within one year and 90 days of the accident.
When filing a rideshare accident claim, you should have essential documents and information on hand to make the process smoother. Some of the evidence you should have available when you file your claim includes:
- Medical records
- Screenshots from your Rideshare app of the vehicle you were in, drivers’ info etc
- Insurance policy information
- Photos of your injuries
- Police Report
- Other party’s contact information
- Medical treatment dates
- Witness statements
We understand this process seems overwhelming, and our Bronx rideshare accident lawyers are here to help you with anything you need. Please also note that there are other deadlines that must be met, like filing a No-Fault application for medical benefits within 30 days of the accident. By contacting and meeting with one of our rideshare attorneys, we can evaluate your case for free and discuss the deadlines that may apply.
Damages a Rideshare Crash Lawyer in the Bronx Can Fight for You to Recover
You may face various challenges if you’ve been injured in a rideshare accident in the Bronx. That’s where a rideshare accident lawyer in the Bronx can help. By working with an experienced attorney, you can recover damages such as:
- Medical expenses
- Future medical care
- Physical therapy
- Pain and suffering (past and future)
- Lost income (past and future)
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Mental anguish
- Punitive damages in certain circumstances
- Property damage
Our attorneys at The Law Offices of Darren T. Moore P.C., will fight to recover all available damages for your injuries, we fight for #MOOREJUSTICE.
What Wrongful Death Damages Can You Recover After You Lose a Loved One?
If a rideshare accident in the Bronx resulted in the death of your loved one, first and foremost, our team is truly sorry for your loss. We know that financial compensation won’t heal your grief or bring your loved one back, but it can help you pay off certain outstanding bills and potentially compensate your family for certain losses.
The Law as it relates to Wrongful Death is currently under scrutiny and subject to potential change in New York but for now, it is crucial that you contact an experienced New York Wrongful Death attorney, if your loved one dies as a result of a rideshare accident.
The Statute of Limitations for wrongful death claims is shorter, two (2) years from the date of death in New York. Within that time, there may also be estate issues that need to be handled and the need to file applications and letters with the Surrogates Court. All of this can take quite some time and retaining an experienced personal injury and wrongful death lawyer in these circumstances is crucial. Time is of the essence with these claims.
Each wrongful death case differs depending on a number of factors including, the age of the victim, dependents, and employment status. Some of the elements of damages that may be applicable to a wrongful death lawsuit include:
- Unpaid medical bills
- Funeral, cremation and burial expenses
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of financial assistance or wages that the victim was earning
- Loss of household services
- Loss of parental guidance
How Insurance Works in Bronx Rideshare Crashes
Insurance coverage in a rideshare accident can depend on certain factors, what was the driver’s app status at the time of the collision? Where was he/she coming from? Where was he/she headed to? Was he/she on the app, or in the process of picking up a fare? These are questions that our rideshare accident attorneys will be asking and looking for information on.
In terms of the amount of coverage a rideshare driver and rideshare vehicle has, that depends on the rideshare company involved, the driver, the app status and a number of crucial pieces of information that an experienced rideshare attorney will first look for before advising you as to what insurance is available to compensate you or a loved one for personal injury.
Contact Us For A Free Consultation and potentially To Pursue Compensation For Your Losses After Your Bronx Rideshare Accident
Dealing with a legal case after you’ve been severely injured or lost a loved one can be overwhelming. But with a Bronx rideshare accident lawyer by your side, we can alleviate your stress and take on all the necessary steps for your case.
Call us free at (888)-444-ATTTY or fill out the contact form to talk with our lawyers in a free case consultation. At The Law Offices of Darren T. Moore, if we take your case on, we’re ready to fight for #MOOREJUSTICE and to fight for full and fair compensation for your pain and losses.