Tacoma Ridesharing Accident Claims
Are you a driver, a passenger, a restaurant, a pedestrian, driver of another vehicle, or a courier who has been injured in a ridesharing accident? If yes, you should contact a Tacoma personal injury lawyer at Washington Law Center as soon as possible.
You have rights as a victim that big insurance companies don’t want you to know about or take advantage of. That is why you should speak with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys immediately.
Experienced. Dedicated. Persistent.
Our attorneys and legal staff at the Washington Law Center have represented personal injury clients in Tacoma and throughout Washington for decades. We have a storied history of success winning millions of dollars in settlements and jury verdicts.
Ridesharing Accident Claims in Tacoma, WA
Uber and Lyft are some of the leading firms in the gig economy. In the United States, Uber has a 71% market share for ridesharing, with Lyft holding the rest. Washington is the second-largest market share location for Uber, therefore it often becomes a part of a car or personal injury accident caused by the two car-sharing services.
With the growth of Uber and Lyft, so did their protection policies. However, depending on the location of the state or the country, Uber and Lyft drivers are sometimes not protected as official employees. Which makes it more complex for them to receive rightful treatment after a car accident. One can be a part of ridesharing accidents in multiple ways. Whether you are a driver, a passenger, a restaurant, pedestrian, driver of another vehicle, or a courier – you need protection if an accident occurs.
You may contact our Washington legal team online here, or you may call us any time at 253-476-2653. We offer Free Consultations and are available 24/7 to our valuable personal injury clients.
Read more about Tacoma
Tacoma, Washington is a beautiful bustling city in Washington State. It is the county seat of Pierce County, Washington. Tacoma boasts a population of around 200,000 thousand and sits on the Puget Sound about 30 miles southwest of Seattle. Tacoma is the third-largest city in Washington State and the center of the South Sound business hub. Tacoma has long been a gateway to the Pacific and boasts the state’s largest port. Tacoma was once considered the “City of Destiny,” as it was the Western terminus for the Northern Pacific Railroad.
How We Help Injury Victims in Tacoma
Washington Law Center’s lawyers, paralegals, and staff have the experience, knowledge, and resources to help you win your fight against big companies. Our law firm is large enough to protect your rights and to fight big corporations and insurance companies. We listen to our clients and investigate potential personal injury claims comprehensively.
We dedicate a team of professionals to each case and make sure that no stone is left unturned in preparing your case for trial or possible settlement. Unlike some personal injury firms or lawyers, we are not afraid to tackle complex cases and go to trial when necessary.
The law limits the amount of time you have to file a personal injury claim, so please don’t hesitate to call for a free, no-obligation case consultation.
Throughout the years Uber and Lyft have been under continuous critique, starting from employee protection policies to customer safety. There have been numerous cases of car accidents, sexual assaults, murder, and wrongful death.
In the Washington Law Center, we focus on personal injuries from car accidents, sexual harassment cases, employee rights, and death. Our specialized attorneys focus on providing you with the best opportunities to win lawsuits even against multi-billion-dollar firms like Uber and Lyft. The focus of the Washington Law Center lawyers is protection and fair outcomes for our clients. That is why our attorneys never accept a fee or monetary award until the lawsuit is successful. Our team of personal injury lawyers will help you if you have had a car accident while being in a ridesharing vehicle. Whether you are the driver, customer, or the passenger in the other vehicle, our attorneys will support you through the process, as you recover.
Tacoma Ridesharing Accident Claims FAQ
The ride-hailing service industry has found great popularity worldwide. Car sharing has become a popular means of transportation, due to its financial and personal benefits to the users. For the drivers, it is also a convenient way to earn money, as the working hours are flexible, and the requirements are not high. Companies such as Uber and Lyft have found themselves as leaders in the continuously growing gig and ridesharing industry. What started as a ridesharing service, expanded into food delivery, package delivery, couriers, and freight transportation.
Uber and Lyft provide an easy way to order lunch or dinner, picking up a package from a nearby location, or sending packaging to your chosen addresses. This gives people more time to spend with their loved ones, on personal growth, or work on their business. It is estimated that over 30% of the U.S population uses ridesharing at least once a month, with the ridesharing market being valued at $73.3 billion in 2020.
What to Do After a Ridesharing Accident in Tacoma, Washington
The lawyers at all the branches of the Washington Law center understand this can be an overwhelming time for you and your loved ones. The insurance agencies working for the multi-billion-dollar companies, will do their best to rob you of your right to monetary entitlement, protecting their clients against public scandals. However, the attorneys at the Washington Law Center fight for what is rightfully yours.
Besides Taxis, Uber and Lyft are popular means of transportation for the residents of Tacoma, Washington. It is in your best interest to contact the attorneys at the Tacoma Washington Law Center, shortly after the accident has occurred. The office in Tacoma is at Pierce County and is available to you at 253-476-2298. The lawyers at the Tacoma office are always ready to serve its customers best interests. Having solved countless cases successfully, with a recent 2021 settlement which surpassed $25,000,000 – we also fight for the best results.
For your personal benefit, after a car accident or a personal injury accident – it is crucial that you speak to an attorney as soon as possible about your incident. You should not speak to anyone other than the police on the scene regarding your accident. Sensitive information can be used against you. The personal injury attorneys at our firm will keep your case information safe and work to maximize your financial and health recovery.
Filling a Claim Against Sexual Assault
Besides car accidents, sexual assaults have been a part of the negative experiences one might encounter while ridesharing. Mental and physical sexual harassment leave lifelong damages to those who experience them. People can often feel ashamed, or afraid nobody will believe their case. This results in many unspoken cases of harassment by Uber or Lyft drivers worldwide. Nonetheless at the Tacoma Washington Law Center every individual deserves to be treated respectfully. The selected team of highly professional and experienced lawyers will help you get through this difficult period with victory and privacy. We offer you a free case consultation, and many resources to help you feel more comfortable and know more about your rights as a victim of assault.
Do I have a valid personal injury claim?
Personal injury and accident cases can be complex. We can never know whether you have a valid claim until we evaluate your case thoroughly. However, in a general sense, a personal injury negligence claim requires four elements: Duty, Breach, Causation, and Damages.
In law school, we studied an entire year on negligence in a class called Torts. But briefly, the elements of a personal injury claim are defined below and all four elements of negligence must be present to obtain financial compensation for an injury in Tacoma.
Duty – A third-party defendant must owe a duty to the injured victim.
Breach – The defendant breached that duty by acting of failing to act reasonably.
Causation – The party defendant was the actual cause of the injury.
Damages – The plaintiff did sustain injuries or damages.
Can I afford a Tacoma personal injury lawyer?
Yes, you can! Our policy at the Washington Law Center is to win your case before you pay any fees or costs. Our local attorneys work on a type of fee structure called a Contingency Fee arrangement. That means you pay us nothing unless we win your case.
How much time do I have to file a claim for my injuries?
Washington law limits the time you must file a personal injury claim. An injured victim has generally three years to file a personal injury claim under the law.
We, lawyers, call this law the Statute of Limitations, and it bars a claim filed after the time limit is up. The three-year time limit runs on the date of accident or injury. Other claims, like Wrongful Death or Medical Malpractice, may have shorter time limits.
Like most things in law, there are exceptions to the rules, so it is always important to contact an experienced Tacoma, Washington personal injury lawyer soon after an injury.
How much money is my personal injury case worth?
Every accident case in Tacoma is different. Monetary compensation depends upon many factors. The type of case, the extinct of your injuries, and the insurance coverage will all play significant roles in the money we can obtain for your injury. It is always best to speak with our lawyers for a better understanding of the possible compensation related to any injury.
What are types of personal injury damages?
Damages for a personal injury make an injured victim “whole,” again to the maximum extent possible through financial compensation. There are various damages in Tort law we lawyers learn in law school, but essentially an injured person’s damages will be economic, like medical bills, or lost wages, and non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering or emotional distress.
The following are common personal injury damages our attorneys recover in Tacoma.
- Lost Wages
- Medical Bills
- Employment Loss
- Rehabilitation Costs
- Pain and Suffering
- Psychological or Emotional Distress (PTSD)
- Loss of the Enjoyment of Life
- Temporary or Permanent Disability
- Vision or Hearing Loss
- Loss of Consortium
- Disfigurement or Amputation
- Wrongful Death
What Makes Washington Law Center Different?
- We are dedicated Personal Injury Lawyers. It is all we do.
- Your legal representation is based upon your desires and wishes. We work for you.
- Our law firm is one of the largest and most experienced personal injury law firms in Washington. Size matters!
- We have decades of experience handling personal injury cases.
- You will receive regular communication throughout your case, from start to finish.
- We never charge a fee until we win your case. We cover all the litigation costs associated with your personal injury lawsuit until we win the case.
- The lawyers at the Washington Law Center have a documented history of successful litigation.
- If you are too sick or injured to come to our office, we offer virtual meetings online, and we offer in-person out-of-office meetings at the hospital or your home.
- Our entire law firm is client-focused and client-centered. We offer personalized service to every personal injury client. We make your life easier. Not all firms are the same!
- We have a very skilled and talented legal team that will work on your injury matter.
- We are passionate and committed to seeking justice in every case.
- Our attorneys are not afraid of trial and will gladly accept challenging cases.
- You will receive experienced, knowledgeable, and skilled service from respected Tacoma personal injury attorneys.
We regularly keep clients updated on legal news on our personal injury blog. Our lawyers encourage you to read and educate yourself about a potential lawsuit or accident. However, every legal case is different and complex so you can’t rely on blogs alone. We strongly advise you to speak to our attorneys as soon as possible following an accident or injury in Tacoma.
Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer in Pierce County
Washington Law Center fights for injured victims involved in accidents due to someone else’s negligence, including big businesses, government agencies, and municipalities, who can be held responsible.
We offer a free case review. Our injury attorneys are happy to help answer your questions and get you the help you deserve. Reach out today!
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