Should I Accept a Quick Settlement?

When you are involved in a Rideshare Accident, the insurance company that is covering your damages will always try to pay you out as little as possible. (In most cases they will do whatever it takes to not pay you a dime and prove that you are at fault).

After you file for a Riverside, ca Rideshare accident personal injury case against an insurance company, claim adjusters will do whatever it takes to pay you as little as possible (sometimes even shoot for denying your claim as a whole). You have rights and a first offer isn’t always your best offer. Quick settlements won’t last very long, especially if your injuries require you to see a doctor years down the road.

1st Offer
Your first offer will be a very low one, so be prepared. These offers are put together by a claims adjuster, their main job is to pay you out as little as possible.

Let Rideshare Accident Law guide you in the right direction when it comes to being compensated for your injuries due to another drivers negligence. Don’t think, call now at 858-333-4999 or visit our website www.rideshareaccidentlaw.com

As a general rule, you can settle any rideshare accident personal injury case very quickly as long as you know that you will not receive that much money.  It’s just a quick offer/settlement, remember that.

How Much Is My Case Worth?

If you want to find out how much your Riverside, Ca Rideshare accident case is worth, the answer comes down to the total “damages”.  Let us set the record straight, if you are looking for how much you will get exacty, that’s something that we cannot give you. Reaching out to a personal injury attorney and setting up a free consultation  can definitely be a start.

Finding out what the injuries from your crash have caused you mentally, physically and monetarily. During an accident claim, your main priority is to get paid as much as your policy will allow you, as to where an insurance company will figure out how to pay you as little as possible.

Paid Damages During A Riverside, Ca Rideshare Accident Personal Injury Claim

  1. Pain & Suffering
  2. Medical Bills
  3. Income/Salary
  4. Emotional Distress

Combining these factors and figuring out how much your insurance policy will cover will help decide how much your Rideshare Accident Claim is worth.

For more information on finding out how much your car accident case is worth call us at 619-565-9844

Social Media Can Ruin Your Settlement

After you have been involved in a car crash, it is natural for an individual to share their experiences.

Posting pictures and videos online of your damaged vehicle, bumps, bruises and any other damages “post accident” are common, but sometimes this can be your downfall. Due to a large amount of fraud going on in the insurance industry, companies will hire their own in house private investigators to check in on your open claim.

Here are 3 reasons why social media can ruin your claim

Posting pictures that contradict your personal injury claim.

During a Rideshare accident personal injury case, posting pictures of your daily activities can sometimes be a big “no-no” when it comes to getting the settlement you deserve.

Insurance companies will do whatever it takes to prove that you are able to work and your claim is not as bad as you make it seem. Adjusters will use photos against you as evidence to deny your accident claim.

Location Tracking

Checking in on facebook, instagram and other social media platforms showing that you are attending certain events that go against you being injured and unable to work.

An example of a place that you could check in at would be a 5k run in your local city. Even if you were a spectator, an insurance adjuster could use that as evidence to deny your claim. Stay smart and just stay away from any physical activities if you have been injured in a car accident.

Hurtful comments left from your friends and family.

More than often, family members and friends will “play” around on your social media posts and say things that they don’t truly mean. Such as, “I always tell you not to drive so fast on the freeway” or “You need to stop using snapchat when you drive”. Even if these comments are said jokingly, an insurance adjuster could use this in court against your claim.

How Rideshare Accident Law Riverside Personal Injury Attorney Services Can Help You.

With Rideshare Accident Law, we want to make sure that your online identity is safe and your accident claim cannot be denied due to pictures and posts on social media. Trust us when we tell you to stay offline while your case is open.

Other measures could be turning your profiles to private that way only your friends can see posts and even delete posts from the past.

If you have been involved in a Rideshare accident in the city of Riverside or California, reach out to Rideshare Accident Law Personal Injury Attorney Services today. We will help you with your claim from start to finish, making sure you don’t post anything damaging online.

Call now 619-565-9844 for a free evaluation of your case.

 

Insurance Companies Will Reject Your Settlement For These 6 Reasons

Insurance Companies Will Reject Your Settlement For These 6 Reasons

Insurance companies will do everything in their power to not pay you your full settlement

While there are numerous excuses insurance companies with use to reject paying you for your property damage, your bodily injury, pain & suffering, future medical bills, and emotional distress, the reasons I have outlined below are some of the most common.

NEVER EVER TALK TO AN INSURANCE COMPANY UNTIL YOU SPEAK WITH A LAWYER REGARDING YOUR RIGHTS & DEFENSES.

1- Because you made a statement to the insurance company in the spirit of “cooperation”

The NUMBER ONE mistake 60-70% of injury victims make is making a statement, or even talking to, the insurance company. Even if it is your own insurance company, NEVER EVER EVER make a statement to an insurance company unless you talk to an experienced injury attorney.

2- Because there was no police report

Insurance companies will make a big stink about there not being a police report. To the extent possible, try to ensure the responding police officer makes a police report. Ask the officer if she/ he will make one. Most likely, in California, unless someone suffered an injury or any of the vehicles were severely damaged, the police will not make a police report.

However, there is a way around this. Try to video or audio record the at-fault driver apologizing or saying why the accident was their fault. I.e. “Sorry I wasn’t paying attention” “Sorry I ran through the red light” “Sorry I was texting on my phone and wasn’t paying attention.” This kind of evidence will very likely make the insurance company change their mind and pay you for your vehicle damage and injury to you body, plus pain and suffering.

3- Because there was no INDEPENDENT witness

Insurance companies believe that if there was no independent witness, that the accident didn’t happen, or if it did, it was your fault. Insurance companies also believe the people in your car have an incentive to lie, therefore, they are not considered an “Independent witness.”

Unfortunately, there is no way to cure this kind of issue. However, if you contact an injury lawyer who specializes in personal injury, he or she will minimize the negative impact of not having an independent witness.

4- Because you did not seek medical attention

This is how insurance companies think – “If you were injured, why didn’t you go seek any medical treatment.” Essentially, all insurance companies assume you were not injured simply because you never went to seek treatment.

What insurance companies fail to realize is that you have a job which puts food on the table, possibly no health insurance,  maybe a wife, and possibly kids. However, with the right help from a personal injury attorney, he or she can help you minimize the negative impact these issues will have over your case settlement.

5- Because you did not hire a lawyer

Insurance adjusters go through intense training in order to learn how to settle claims as quickly as possible for as little as possible. The moment you sign that release form and send it back to the insurance company, your claim is done. You will NEVER get more money for that claim.

Do yourself a favor and call Mova Law Group before you ever speak with an insurance adjuster. We offer free consultations and if you decide to hire us, we will not collect our fee unless we are able to win your case.

6- Because they have to for their shareholders – They are a for-profit corporation

Look no further than the stock price of this HUGE insurance companies and you know immediately, Insurance companies are not there to protect you, they are looking out for their pocket books, their bottom line, their profits.

They don’t care about your injury, your medical bills, your pain & suffering, or your emotional distress. Their goal is to collect premiums, and not pay out – ITS ALL ABOUT BUSINESS.