Tacoma Uber/Lyft Rideshare Accident Injury Lawyers
If you have been involved in an Uber accident in Washington, it is vital that you understand your basic rights and interests. By understanding your basic legal rights, you are in the best position to optimize the compensation to which you may be entitled in the aftermath of your accident.
Compensation in Washington Uber Accident Case
Compensation awarded in a Washington Uber accident depends specifically on the facts and circumstances of an accident. With that understood, common losses, damages, and injuries that can result in compensation include:
- pain and suffering
- medical bills and expenses
- mental anguish
- permanent disability
- permanent disfigurement
- lost wages
- property damage
Our skilled Washington Uber accident lawyers can work to ensure that you obtain compensation not only for existing or current losses, damages, and injuries but also for those that you reasonably can be expected to face in the future. For example, you may face ongoing medical care and treatment as a result of the injuries you sustained in an Uber accident. Your legal rights including making a claim for this type of compensation.
In addition to compensation for these types of damages, punitive damages are also a possibility in some Uber accident cases. Punitive damages represent an additional type of compensation when the conduct of an Uber driver in causing an accident is considered particularly reckless. In addition to providing you additional compensation, punitive damages are also designed to punish an Uber driver, or another responsible party, for particularly egregious conduct.
Statute of Limitations
Washington state maintains a law which is known as the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations sets a specific timeframe within which a personal injury lawsuit, like one stemming from an Uber accident, must be filed in court. An Uber accident personal injury lawsuit must be filed within three years of the date of the accident, according to the Revised Code of Washington. If you fail to file an Uber accident personal injury lawsuit within that time period, you likely will forever be precluded from pursuing litigation to obtain the compensation for your injuries to which you otherwise would have been entitled.
Contact Our Uber Accident Lawyers
Our experienced car accident injury lawyers are here to help you recover after an injury accident. We offer FREE no-obligation consultations and if we take your case there are no out-of-pocket expenses you will have to pay. We handle all expenses associated with litigating your case and we are compensated only if we recover a settlement award for you.