Pain and Suffering from an Uber or Lyft Accident
After a Rideshare Accident in Broward or Palm Beach County, Contact Our Injury Attorneys Right Away
After someone else causes an Uber or Lyft accident and you suffer injuries, you may be aware that you can seek payment for your medical costs and lost income. However, many accident victims do not realize that they might have the right to also seek compensation for their physical and mental pain and suffering.
Because pain and suffering is not a monetary loss, it can be difficult to quantify and assign a dollar amount to your personal experience. You need an attorney who understands how to calculate and prove pain and suffering damages to ensure you receive the full payment you deserve. If you are in the Delray Beach, West Palm Beach, or Boca Raton areas, call Demand the Limits to speak with an experienced rideshare accident lawyer who can protect your rights today.
Calculating Pain and Suffering Damages
The pain and suffering you experience will depend on the nature and severity of your injuries. For example, someone with a broken toe will certainly experience less pain and suffering than someone with a paralyzing spinal cord injury. Some injuries come with greater physical pain, while others can cause more mental anguish - both from the trauma of the accident and from the physical pain and limitations from injuries. So, how do you calculate someone’s personal struggles with their injuries for the purposes of a legal claim?
Generally speaking, you can seek payment for pain and suffering in Florida when your doctors can say your condition is lasting with a reasonable degree of medical certainty, you lost the use of a body part or bodily function, your suffered scarring, and other serious situations. When our attorneys calculate your pain and suffering damages, we consider many different factors, such as:
- The severity of your injuries
- The type and extent of medical treatment your injuries required
- How long it took for you to recovery (if you were ever fully recovered)
- The prognosis for your future condition and treatment needs
- The overall effect of your injuries on your life
Proving how much you deserve for pain and suffering can be a challenging task. The right attorney will know what types of evidence to present to prove your losses, such as pain diaries, testimony from psychological and medical experts, statements from friends and family members, any prescriptions you had from mental trauma or illness after the crash, and more. Insurance companies regularly fight against pain and suffering compensation, so you want a rideshare accident lawyer who can stand up for your rights.
Discuss Your Rights with Our Experienced Uber and Lyft Accident Attorney Today
At Demand The Limits, our legal team represents injured accident victims, including clients involved in serious Uber and Lyft crashes. Our attorneys will review your case and advise you of your options for free, so please call 561-600-3555 or contact us online as soon as possible for help.