After you have been hurt in a car accident, you may want to know exactly what you are entitled to for your pain and suffering. By talking to a personal injury lawyer, they can help you to know what your next steps will be. You need a car accident lawyer to handle this type of case as they will have the knowledge and experience that is needed to get you what you deserve. The reality is that insurance companies have their own approach to calculating the values of a pain and suffering or personal injury claim. These calculations include the compensation for any medical bills, your lost wages, as well as some money to help with your pain and suffering. By reading on, you can see how to calculate the value of the claim using 2 different approaches: the per…

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After experiencing a car accident, much of the attention is on the driver, the passengers, and all the human lives involved in the accident (and rightly so!). However, not much attention goes towards the car itself. For most of us, our cars are our pride and joy; they see us through good times and bad and are always there when we need them, so what happens after an accident? Extent of the Car Accident First and foremost, what happens to your vehicle will depend on the extent of the accident (as well as the condition of the driver). If it was only a light collision and most of the damage is superficial, you might be able to swap insurance details and then continue on your way. However, not everybody involved in a car accident is so lucky. For more serious…

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Let’s face it, getting into a car accident is an inconvenience. Not only do we need to deal with car damage and potential injuries on the day, but it can be a process that drags on for weeks and even months. When you aren’t even behind the wheel, this can get even more confusing (and frustrating!). Today, we want to talk about what happens when you’re in an Uber accident or a Lyft accident. While these apps are brilliant for getting around town quickly, there seem to be lots of confusion about what happens after an Uber accident or a Lyft accident. Will you be entitled to compensation? What if the driver is responsible for the collision? Professional Assistance with The Injury Firm First things first, we urge you to get in touch with our brilliant team of lawyers if…

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As major cities make an effort to “go green”, and more people look to transport sharing companies for cheap ways to get around without the need for public transport, companies like Lyft monopolize on the change. However, this move toward shared transport isn’t without its hazards. Recently, the ride-share company Lyft pulled its electric bikes from city centers after customers complained about brakes that are too strong. While strong brakes are definitely better than no brakes, customers in New York, Washington D.C and San Francisco have all had problems with the Lyft e-bikes. The bike-sharing companies owned by Lyft that have been affected include Citi Bike, Capital Bikeshare, and Ford GoBike. It wasn’t just the complaints that got Lyft to take action, however. Many major news outlets reported cyclist injuries after being thrown from the bikes upon braking, and Lyft…

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Wondering what to do when you have been in a Lyft accident? Having trouble working out the next steps after a ride-share accident? Need a personal injury lawyer but don’t have a clue where to start? You’re not alone. Neither are you in uncharted territory. We put together this guide for what to do after your ride-share or Lyft accident, so you always have somewhere to turn when you need it. Lyft and Ride-Share Accidents Are More Common Than You Think! According to Business Insider, studies indicate a 2-3% rise in the overall number of traffic related fatalities every year… so when we say you are not alone – we really mean it! Fortunately there are steps you can take to increase your own chances of recovery and put the whole sorry mess behind you. What To Do After A…

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Travel can be a pleasant experience no matter which mode you choose.  If traveling by ground options for car travel can include traditional taxi or Uber taxi.  Our modern world offers a wide variety of options available for a person to choose from.  With these options comes other choices depending on which mode you choose. When deciding to travel by Uber with a very satisfying number of perks it may be confusing where you are supposed to sit in this form of ride-share.  After all, when we use Uber taxi it is based on community and is not like your traditional taxi service that is run primarily like a business.  Uber can sometimes come across as the average Jane or Joe offering ride-share to the local community they live within. There isn’t usually a sign or anything that might distinguish…

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One of the biggest reasons why people use ride-share services like Uber is because of their convenience. With a few taps of a phone screen, you can have a car ready to take you where you want to go. However, there are several reasons why you might not be able to call an Uber. Let’s look at some of these scenarios and how you can overcome them. One of the biggest reasons why you might be unable to call an Uber is because you lost your smartphone. Ride-share companies rely on users having smartphones to call the taxis and pay the drivers. So, if you lose your phone it can be a big problem. However, you can call an Uber by going to their website. There, they have a way to call an Uber to your location.  Even if you…

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One of the most confusing things about ordering an Uber is how much the fare will cost you. While it might be difficult to calculate exactly, there are a few factors that control how much the journey will cost. Let’s look at some of these elements and how they affect the price. Let’s start by looking at some of the standard costs that you will incur in every Uber taxi journey. First, you have to pay a flat fee for the driver to pick you up. Also, you will need to pay for the time that you are in the vehicle. Additionally, the fare will include the distance traveled by the driver. Finally, every journey will include a booking fee. The booking fee goes to Uber, which is how they make their money. Now that we know some of the…

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The ride-share market has become increasingly competitive. This is good news for customers as various companies compete to get people to use their app. One of the most effective ways that companies like Uber can get people to use their service is by offering them a discount. Let’s look at how you can take advantage of these codes. Let’s start with how ride-share companies are trying to get more people to try the Uber taxi service. To get people to try their service they offer promotional codes, so you can get your first Uber trip for free or for a reduced price. A quick Google search will reveal the best codes for your local area. Because the codes change regularly, you should check that the codes you find haven’t expired. To use the current codes, you need to download the…

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Any mode of transportation we choose has its own set of expenses that come along with it.  Some modes of transportation can be considered more costly than others and the timing and destination involved will help you determine the best and least expensive way to travel. Generally, if we are traveling locally and don’t have or use a car we may find ourselves using a traditional taxi or a ride-share app, unless of course we hitch a ride from our best friend. Many of you may wonder which is the least expensive, the traditional taxi or the Uber taxi? When it comes to short distances in travel a traditional taxi will by far be less expensive than the Uber taxi.  However, if your travels take you a bit further than local or close to home than the Uber taxi will…

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