If you’ve ever relied on a rideshare, you understand that they can sometimes add a sense of convenience in various situations. However, it’s also important to understand that there are potential problems that can arise.
One of the biggest problems is a potential accident caused by negligence. In this situation, if you suffer a serious injury, you need to pursue compensation for the damages you have sustained. Knowing how compensation is determined and who may pay can be helpful in building a strong case on your behalf.
Damages You May Be Entitled To
Like in any accident where negligence is involved and injury occurs, there are multiple factors considered that categorize compensation within two categories: economic and non-economic. As such, it’s important to understand what each of these covers and how it can impact your case.
Economic damages are all those with a value associated with a loss. For instance, this can include medical bills, property damage, missing income (from being unable to work), prescription medication, and any other expenses that you had to pay out of your own pocket for the injury.
Non-economic damages are opposite in that they don’t have a monetary value for which to have a baseline. Instead, the jury considers the severity of your injuries, as well as your potential pain and suffering to determine how much it is worth.
Understanding Coverages In These Types of Accidents
In many cases, it’s the insurance company of the negligent party responsible for the compensation you are owed. However, there are certain things that need to be considered, such as when the driver is on the clock with a passenger in his or her vehicle.
In these situations, the company has a liability policy that helps to cover the expenses associated with any injuries sustained by passengers, other drivers, pedestrians, or any other party who is a victim in a rideshare accident.
With our Atlanta rideshare accident attorneys on your side, you can feel confident in your ability to pursue justice. Count on Goldstein Hayes & Lina, LLC to protect your rights every step of the way and advocate on your behalf for compensation.