The number of rideshare vehicles, such as Uber and Lyft, on the roads have skyrocketed over the past ten years. More vehicles on the road has resulted in an increase in accidents and injuries. It’s estimated that fatalities involving rideshare vehicles have increased the total number of fatalities due to car accidents by 2-3% per year.
If you have been injured in a rideshare accident, getting solid legal advice is critical to receiving compensation for your injuries. Rideshare accidents can be more difficult to resolve because multiple parties are involved (the rideshare company, the driver, other passengers, and you).
Our Weiner, Spivey & Miller team has the experience, resources and tenacity to help you obtain the compensation you need and deserve. Our attorneys have over 190 years of combined experience in advocating for the injured. We have former senior level insurance defense lawyers on staff, so we have a solid understanding of how the insurance companies will approach your case.
Rideshare Vehicle Crashes into Vehicle at Toll Plaza:
Marie arrived from overseas to Washington, D.C. for a 5-day government conference. A 28-year-old married mother of two, she was thrilled to see our nation's capital, and delighted to see family members here in the U.S. After a happy reunion at an uncle's home, a group of relatives offered to drive Marie back to her hotel. At an unfamiliar toll plaza on the Dulles Toll Road, they slowed down to be sure that they were in the correct lane. Unfortunately, a rideshare vehicle, its speed set to cruise control, was right behind them. The crash was tremendous. The 7 people in Marie's car and the 6 people in the rideshare all sustained injuries. Marie's were the worst: badly displaced fractures of her femur and collar bone; a concussion; and an injury to the nerves in her right eye, which has left her permanently unable to focus. Gene Miller and Ed Weiner successfully mediated a confidential settlement in the upper six figures for Marie and separate settlements for each of her injured family members.
Taxi Passenger Receives Jury Award for Injuries from Collision:
Walter was a passenger in a taxicab, which was struck by a Metro bus. Walter suffered a detached retina in his left eye and two herniated discs in his back. Surgery was required to repair his eye, but ultimately resulted in the formation of a cataract. There was an offer of $30,000 before trial, but Walter declined and Ed Weiner and Lawson Spivey moved forward with the trial. The jury awarded Walter $495,000.
Woman Hurt on Bus When Wheelchair Tips Over:
Though Violet was 74 years old and had been in a wheelchair for several years, she remained active. She loved to cook and grew beautiful indoor plants and flowers. Violet was a frequent client of a local van service, which specialized in transporting clients in wheelchairs. During a trip with her husband for a doctor’s appointment, Violet’s wheelchair fell over after the driver failed to secure it properly. Violet suffered fractures to her right orbital bone (around her eye) and to her hip. The break in her hip could not be surgically repaired. It caused Violet permanent pain, which could only be treated with powerful narcotic medication. The final offer from the van service’s insurance company before trial was $50,000. Lawson Spivey and Ed Weiner tried the case. The jury awarded Violet $250,000.
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