People in the Chicagoland area can count on the Stein & Shulman team to have their backs when they are injured in a ridesharing accident. Our team of experienced car accident attorneys has recovered millions of dollars for our clients. Whether you were the driver, the passenger, or someone in the other vehicle, we can help you get the compensation you deserve if you were involved in a ridesharing accident.
We aggressively fight to get our clients the full amount of compensation they need to get their lives back on track. This can be challenging after a ridesharing accident when there are so many parties involved, but none that want to take responsibility. We cut through the nonsense and make the responsible parties pay up.
The Rise of Ridesharing
Ridesharing apps have taken the Chicago area by storm. Rather than taking public transportation, or struggling to hail a cab, you can call a car to your door with the push of a button.
For passengers, the rides are more convenient, cheaper, and cleaner than traditional public transportation or livery services. For drivers, ridesharing apps, led by Uber and Lyft, but including others who are trying to bust into the market, offer a way to make a little extra money relatively easily. It’s a win-win situation.
Unfortunately, that win-win can turn to lose-lose quickly if a ridesharing vehicle is in an accident.
Fighting For Your Full Monetary Compensation
When our client has been injured in a ridesharing accident, it is our job to get the app developer and all the insurance companies at the negotiating table, and force them to uphold their end of the agreements they have entered into with all the drivers and passengers involved in a ridesharing accident.
We do this by going through all the relevant fine print in these policies with a fine-tooth comb, making sure that we are being thorough when we push for our client’s bills to be paid. We make sure there is no way for the various insurance companies, or the rideshare company, to wiggle out of paying what they legally owe.
At the end of these cases, we have a mountain of paperwork on our hands, but we are happy to have worked our way through it because that is the only way our client is going to get the compensation he or she deserves.
To figure out how much money to ask for, and make sure our ask is backed-up with evidence that proves it is accurate, we gather medical records, consult additional medical experts, talk to accountants and actuaries, and look at similar cases to see how much similarly injured plaintiffs received.
We know that no matter what type of injury you have suffered, from a “simple” fracture to a spinal cord injury, the pain you have gone through and continue to endure is almost always accompanied by financial difficulties. Our goal is to obtain damages to cover your costs, both calculable and intangible, including:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income, present and future
- Property damage
- Physical pain
- Emotional anguish
- Permanent disfigurement or disability
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
If we can prove that the accused acted with disregard for human safety or engaged in criminal behavior, Illinois law allows us to seek punitive damages as well.
We Do Not Get Paid Unless Our Clients Do
Stein & Shulman represents ridesharing accident victims on a contingency fee basis. We do not get paid unless our clients do.
We don’t pressure our clients to settle for the first low-ball offer an insurance company throws our way just so we can cash a check. We aggressively fight for every penny our clients deserve. To big insurance companies and ridesharing giants, our clients are nothing but a small problem to be brushed aside. We make those companies stand up and pay attention so our clients get the money they need to heal and move on with their lives.
Contact Our Ridesharing Attorneys Today
If you have suffered an injury in an accident with a ridesharing vehicle, we are here to help. Whether you are ready to take legal action and seek compensation, or are just curious about what options are available to you, we are ready to take your call. Please contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation.