Without the proper equipment, preparation, and guidance, you could easily get lost in this wilderness. Until it could be sorted out which insurance company would pay the bills, the providers were left with outstanding balances. She meant her arm was injured in the auto accident prior to the recorded statement, but her meaning was not clear. First, as with physical pain, virtually every case involves some degree of disability. The attack resulted in a dislocated shoulder and a deep scar from her nose across her lip to her chin.Read More
Uber/Lyft Injury Claim
These apps are revolutionizing the transportation industry. If you want to get a lift, you just have to download one of those apps, and link a credit card to your account. This connects you with nearby drivers who can serve as a taxi cab. All payments are done through the app. Almost anyone can use it, either as a customer or a driver. Uber and Lyft are almost alike. They have a similar way of payment and rating.
Lyft’s insurance policy: According to the company itself, both the driver and the client are covered under their insurance. They claim that the coverage begins immediately after the driver logs into the app, and ends as soon as the driver logs off. This is not entirely true, like Uber's policy, the insurance only applies while the driver is on duty. Check out the following scenarios:
- The driver is off from the app: While the driver is logged off, means that he is not looking for any clients. If the driver is responsible for a car crash, his insurance must pay for all the related bills
- The driver is looking for clients: When a driver logs into the app, he appears in the nearby client's phone. This is when, according to the company, the coverage begins. But this is only a second-tier coverage. And it only applies when the driver's insurance either doesn't respond or doesn't cover part of the expenses.
- The driver is on duty: As soon as the driver accepts to pick up the client, the Lyft's insurance coverage begins. Like Uber, Lyft's insurance policy covers up to $1 million worth in damages.
If the accident happened while the driver was on duty, the company’s insurance must cover all the expenses. But what is the meaning of on duty? When the driver picks up a client, as soon as the client is inside the car, the driver is on duty. This status is finished when the client arrives at his or her destination. Therefore, if the accident happened during the trip, both the company and the driver is responsible for the wellbeing of the client.
Like all normal accidents, one or more individuals can be at-fault for the event. But if the taxi driver is the one who caused the situation, you can sue both the company and the driver. The same procedure applies to freelance drivers. Initially, the drivers are independent contractors. So there is no direct link between the company and the service provider. The owners of these companies use this allegation to avoid any kind of accusation.
As these companies have a handful of lawyers working for them, you must hire a specialist accident attorney. This will level the play in any kind of negotiation. Your lawyer will protect you and your rights; while seeking the maximum compensation amount.
Get in contact with us. Either if your claim is related to a traffic accident, or about the driver's wrong behavior. Our lawyers will take your case, and help you to get as much money as possible for your troubles. Don't let the time pass by, this only favors the responsible for the accident. Call us today!
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Top Lawyers Pick
- Joseph A. Osborne, Jr.
- Collin M. Fritz
- Mark L. Karno
- James J. Curry, Jr.
- Kenneth T. Kerner
- Jonathan M. Stewart
- Frank R. McNally
- Travis Easton
- David G. Hart
- Joseph E. (Jed) Dietrich
- Daniel Renfro
- Brian P. Adams
Joseph A. Osborne, Jr.
Attorney Joseph A. Osborne, Jr. is the founder and owner of Osborne & Francis Law Firm PLLC, located in Boca Raton, Florida. Serving clients throughout Palm Beach and Broward counties and the surrounding communities of South Florida, as well as across the country, Mr. Osborne focuses his practice on complex civil litigation and mass torts involving medical device and pharmaceutical litigation, products liability and personal injury claims, medical malpractice, and commercial contingency litigation.Widely regarded as one of the top civil litigation attorneys in the region, Mr. Osborne has helped recover millions of dollars in settlements and awards on behalf of his plaintiff clients. Of note, he secured a verdict of over $26 million for a class action brought against Boston Scientific Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit by four individuals adversely affected by the products defective design.In addition, he also serves on the plaintiff steering committees for a number of national class actions and mass torts involving hip implants, dangerous medications, pelvic repair systems and other defective medical devices.Recognized for his exceptional legal skills and unprecedented success, Mr. Osborne was voted as a finalist for the Lawyer of the Year award from the Daily Business Review, and the South Florida Legal Guide named him among the best trial lawyers in the state. He is also a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.A 1987 graduate of Brown University, Mr. Osborne obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 1990. He received his license to practice from The Florida Bar that same year, and he also practices before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Along with his membership to The Florida Bar, Mr. Osborne is also active with the American Association for Justice.
Collin M. Fritz
Serving clients in Honolulu and throughout the state of Hawaii, Collin M. (Marty) Fritz has dedicated his decades-long career to helping those who suffered in catastrophic accidents. He is an attorney with Trecker Fritz & Williams Attorneys at Law, and he has built a reputation as one of the leading personal injury attorneys in Hawaii.A former member of the United States military, he is passionate about providing skilled and personal representation to military personnel injured while stationed on the island, as well as to local residents and tourists in cases pertaining to the following:,· Aviation accidents,· Traffic accidents,· Slip-and-fall accidents,· Medical malpractice,After earning his law degree from The University of Iowa in 1973, he gained admission to The Iowa State Bar Association in 1973 and the Hawaii State Bar Association in 1976. In 1981, he was admitted to the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.For 40 years, attorney Fritz has helped injured victims throughout the Hawaiian Islands and elsewhere in the United States secure the compensation they deserve. His inclusion on the list of The Best Lawyers in America and role as a lecturer and panelist for various legal organizations demonstrates his career-long dedication to excellence in a range of personal injury concerns.Attorney Fritz is a member of the American Bar Association and the American Association for Justice, and his stellar record of success and commitment to innovative methods and professionalism has contributed to the firms establishment as one of the leading personal injury firms in the country.
Haseko Center, 820 Mililani St., Suite 701,, Honolulu HI 96813
Mark L. Karno
As principal of Mark L. Karno & Associates, L.L.C. a law firm consisting of five (5) dedicated, aggressive and ethical attorneys, Mr. Karno handles a variety of personal injury matters, particularly motor vehicle accidents, nursing home neglect and abuse, product and premises liability, catastrophic injury and wrongful death. Mr. Karno has extensive litigation experience in all state and federal courts throughout Northeastern Illinois. He also takes cases pertaining to commercial and residential real estate transactions as well as matters involving workers compensation claims. Mr. Karno meets with his clients in his Chicago and Aurora, Illinois offices.Mr. Karno is committed to providing compassionate and thorough service to injured clients and their families, and he works tirelessly to help them receive the compensation they deserve. His efforts have resulted in numerous multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts that have secured him a place in the highly selective Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Karno is highly sought after to speak on personal injury and civil litigation matters at continuing legal education seminars.After receiving a Bachelor of Science in finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, graduating with high honors in 1979, Mr. Karno earned his Juris Doctor from the Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1982. He is admitted to practice law in Illinois and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.Mr. Karno has received the highest peer-reviewed rating of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell and is a member of the prestigious American Society of Legal Advocates. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Illinois Bar Foundation and is an active member of various bars and associations, including the American Association for Justice, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Decalogue Society of Lawyers and the Illinois State Bar Association where he had served as an elected member of its Board of Governors. Recently, he was re-elected the Treasurer of the Illinois Bar Foundation where he has also been serving as a Board Member since 2014.AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.
James J. Curry, Jr.
New Jersey native James J. Curry Jr. founded his Toms River law office, James J. Curry Jr. Attorney at Law, with the goal of providing high-quality legal services to the residents of Toms River and surrounding Ocean County who have suffered personal injuries due to the negligence of other individuals, businesses or professionals. In addition, he also assists clients with other legal matters, including estate litigation, estate planning and elder law.Mr. Curry began his legal career after earning his Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law. In 1968, the state of New Jersey approved him to practice law, and, in 1970, New York state followed suit. In 1974, Mr. Curry earned a Master of Laws from New York University School of Law, and, in 1976, the U.S. Supreme Court approved him to practice law in its courtroom.Since the beginning of attorney Currys nearly 50-year career, he has earned a reputation for being a leader in his chosen practice areas. He earned a certification in elder law from New York Universitys School of Professional Studies in 2002, and the New Jersey Board of Attorney Certification lists him as certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a civil trial attorney. He has been recertified continuoulsy through 2024, In addition, Mr. Curry is peer-rated as AV Preeminent according to Martindale-Hubbell.Mr. Curry is an active participant in the legal community and an avid contributor on legal topics. He is a regular guest speaker at legal seminars, guest lecturer at the National Business Institute and the New York University Summer Institute in Taxation, and even appeared as a guest on The Phil Donahue Show. In addition, he is a member of a number of legal organizations, including the National and New Jersey American Association of Justice and the New Jersey State Bar Association. Mr. Curry serves on the New Jersey Bar Association Medical Malpracte Committe.In 2016 Mr. Curry was honored by the Ocean County Bar Association with its Achevement Award for excellence in the practice of law.AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Kenneth T. Kerner
A member of Kerner & Kerner, P.C. Kenneth T. Kerner handles cases of personal injury, negligence, litigation, appeals, civil litigation, medical malpractice, contract disputes and employment matters in New York. Since 1989, he has worked to acquire knowledge and experience in legal and medical research. For his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell.Mr. Kerner formerly worked as counsel to the New York County District Attorneys Office as a Special Assistant District Attorney. During this time, he represented the People of the State of New York in appellate briefs and has helped to establish legal precedents in the State as he advocates in the trial level and appellate tribunals. His record includes several hundred settlements and verdicts in favor of his clients.With a Bachelor of Arts in Economics , he graduated cum laude in 1986 from Syracuse University. Mr. Kerner then attended Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where in 1989 he earned his Juris Doctor degree. He is currently admitted to practice in New York and before the United States Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York and the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. He has also served as trial counsel to many firms throughout the tri-state area.A panel member of the Legal Referral Service of the New York City Bar Association, Mr. Kerner is also a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association and the American Association for Justice. In the Civil Court of the City of New York, he has served as a court-appointed Mediator and has been appointed as Special Referee by various judges of the Supreme Court. AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Jonathan M. Stewart
Jonathan M. Stewart is a co-founder of and the managing partner at Stewart, Murray & Associates. From the firms office in Pittsburgh, he focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. To that end, Mr. Stewart provides representation to residents of the greater metropolitan area and throughout western Pennsylvania who have suffered economic and noneconomic harm due to the negligence or recklessness of other persons or entities. The types of matters that he has handled have stemmed from incidents involving truck and other motor vehicle crashes, premises liability and construction site accidents.Mr. Stewart has been able to obtain positive results for his plaintiff clients, both in the form of jury awards and through the negotiation of favorable settlement agreements with defendants and their insurance companies. His successes in this regard as well as his high degree of ethics have led to his receipt of a 10.0 Superb peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. In addition, the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys has included him in its annual list of the Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys in Pennsylvania.Mr. Stewart attended Duquesne University in Pittsburgh as an undergraduate, and he received a Bachelor of Arts in 1993. His legal education was obtained at Duquesne University School of Law, where he was a member of its Trial Moot Court team before being awarded his Juris Doctor. Mr. Stewart also holds a masters degree in theology from the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, Mr. Stewarts professional affiliations include the Civil Litigation Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association, and he is a member of the Presidents Club of the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. Active in his community as well, he has served on the boards of several nonprofit organizations.
Frank R. McNally
The founder of the McNally Law Office, Frank R. McNally, represents those whose lives have been affected by a personal injury with a focus on auto accidents, slip and falls, and animal bites. In the Los Angeles and Pasadena areas, citizens choose Mr. McNally as a knowledgeable, aggressive advocate who works hard to secure compensation for property damage, lost wages, pain and suffering, and medical costs.Mr. McNally was admitted to practice in California in 1993, and has over two decades of experience representing clients facing legal matters of the following types: aviation accidents, toxic torts, medical malpractice and professional medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, products liability, nursing home abuse and neglect, elder law, construction law, consumer protection, class actions, and litigation and appeals.After earning his undergraduate degree from California State University in 1988, he then went on to graduate from law school at the Southwestern Law School in 1993. Since then, he has had many successful cases, including a $3.7 million judgement for product liability, a $1.8 million settlement for an auto accident and a $470,000 verdict for a slip, trip and fall. His passion for his clients is unparalleled and available to all those throughout the Southern California area.A personal approach with extra care and attention is what sets Mr. McNally apart from his competitors, and he offers Spanish-speaking services and prompt, open communication to all clients. He deals with the insurance companies after an accident or injury to secure maximum compensation for both individuals and families.
Travis Easton is an associate attorney at Easton & Easton, LLP, where he focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Working out of the firms office in Costa Mesa, California, he provides astute representation to clients throughout Orange County and other parts of the state for those who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence or recklessness of other people or entities. Mr. Easton has been admitted to practice before all California state courts since 2014.The types of cases that Mr. Easton has worked on have arisen out of incidents involving premises liability, nursing home abuse, motor vehicle crashes, defective products, medical malpractice, and animal bites. During his relatively brief career, he has been able to obtain several favorable jury verdicts and negotiated settlements, including a policy limit settlement in a motorcycle accident in which the investigating police officer initially and incorrectly blamed Mr. Eastons client based on false witness testimony.Mr. Easton was drawn to the practice of personal injury law at a young age, due in part to the fact that his father was and remains in that profession and is the founder of what is now Easton & Easton, LLP. He worked in various capacities for the firm, first as a college student and then while in law school, and he has spent his entire legal career there. Mr. Easton pursued his undergraduate education at Brigham Young University, where he majored in English and eventually received a Bachelor of Arts in 2011 after taking two years off and serving as a missionary in Mexico. He then went on to attend the University of San Diego School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2014.
650 Town Center Drive, Suite 1850,, Costa Mesa CA 92626
David G. Hart
As the founder of The Hart Law Firm, P.C. David G. Hart represents clients in the Fort Worth, Arlington and Dallas metropolitan areas and throughout Texas. Focusing his practice in the area of personal injury law, he helps people who have been injured in all manner of accidents, including motor vehicle accidents and defective product accidents.Mr. Hart graduated cum laude from Abilene Christian University in 1983 and went to law school at Texas Tech University School of Law, graduating in 1986. He continued his legal education by attending the Temple University Beasley School of Law, earning a Master of Laws degree and graduating with honors, in 2013. He is admitted to practice law in Texas state courts and all four federal district courts and in Texas, as well as in front of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. He has been certified as a civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and as a specialist in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.His professionalism and hard work have earned Mr. Hart recognition from his peers in the legal profession and from the community at large. Among other honors he has received, the attorney peer review service Martindale-Hubbell gave him its highest rating, AV Preeminent.,In addition to his practice, Mr. Hart maintains memberships in a number of legal organizations, including The College of Master Advocates & Barristers, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the American Board of Trial Advocates and the American Association for Justice. Outside of personal injury law, Mr. Hart pursues his interest in martial arts as a black belt in American Kenpo.AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Joseph E. (Jed) Dietrich
Attorney Joseph E. (Jed) Dietrich is the founder and president of the Dietrich Law Firm in Buffalo, New York. A tenacious and aggressive trial advocate with more than 22 years of legal experience, Mr. Dietrich devotes his practice exclusively to helping those who suffered an injury or loss as the result of someone elses negligence obtain the maximum amount of compensation they deserve.Focusing solely on personal injury law, Mr. Dietrich has achieved notable success fighting for the rights and entitlements of innocent accident victims and their families. Over the course of his career, he has secured numerous verdicts and settlements well in excess of a million dollars, including one $11 million settlement for the victim of a traumatic brain injury and a $4.5 million settlement for a neck injury victim.Through this success, Mr. Dietrich has earned inclusion into the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum as well as many awards and honors for his professionalism and service. As an international champion and award-winning oarsman, Mr. Dietrich learned the values of dedication and hard work through his competitive rowing career, and he employs these virtues in his practice each and every day in order to strive for the most favorable outcomes possible for his plaintiff clients.A 1991 graduate of Temple University, Mr. Dietrich attended the University at Buffalo School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1995. He is a member of the American Association for Justice and the Bar Association of Erie County, and he has conducted lectures and seminars across his region on a variety of legal topics. Recognized for his success, Mr. Dietrich has earned listings in Marquis Whos Who, in Americas Registry and in the Elite Lawyers of America.
Daniel Renfro is a founding partner of Renfro & Renfro, PLLC, in Midlothian, Virginia. Mr. Renfro represents clients throughout Virginia in workers compensation and personal injury cases. He has represented the injured in workers compensation and personal injury claims for over a decade, and has co-counseled multi-million dollar settlements for his clients.Mr. Renfro earned a bachelors degree in psychology from Indiana State University and went on to graduate from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan. He has been admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia since 2007 and is also licensed before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia.Mr. Renfro has taught other attorneys about workers comepnsation in Virginia, and has taught criminal procedure at the collegiate level. He has also been a speaker at workers compensation conferences for Commonwealth Contractors Group Self-Insurance Association and for the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Renfro has been recognized for as one of the best workers compensation attorneys in Virginia, receiving the 10 Best Award for the American Institute of Legal Counsel, and was selected as a rising star by Top Lawyers in 2018 and 2019.
Brian P. Adams
Attorney Brian P. Adams is the founding partner of Adams Law Firm in Macon, Georgia. Mr. Adams devotes his practice to personal injury law, representing Macon residents in matters involving automobile accidents, medical malpractice, trucking accidents, wrongful death and other catastrophic injuries caused by negligence.Mr. Adams has more than a decade of experience litigating in Georgias trial and appellate courts. Over the course of his career, he has successfully litigated and settled lawsuits against large corporations and major insurance companies, resulting in multimillion-dollar recoveries. The National Trial Lawyers recognized his achievements by including him in the top 100 lawyerslist, and the Macon Telegraph acknowledged him one of the areas leading attorneys.Mr. Adams belongs to several professional organizations, including the Macon Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association and the American Association for Justice. In addition, he is an active member of the William A. Bootle American Inn of Court.In addition to running his law practice, Mr. Adams is heavily involved in his community, particularly environmental organizations. He is board president of the Ocmulgee National Park & Preserve Initiative and sits on the boards of the Ocmulgee Water Trail Partnership, and the Macon-Bibb County Urban Development Authority. He participates in the Georgia Legal Services Program and the Mentors Project of Bibb County.Mr. Adams earned a bachelors degree in political science from the University of Georgia and received his law degree from Mercer University School of Law. He obtained his license to practice law in 2005, and is qualified to appear before all Georgia trial and appellate courts, the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Georgia and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia.