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Important Information About Ridesharing Accidents



When you go to hop in an Uber, you never expect that you will get into an accident. Unfortunately, things happen and even despite being professional drivers, you still have accidents on the road. What do you do in the event that you were injured in an accident? These accidents differ from the traditional accidents based on the established laws, and you should hire an Uber accident lawyer as soon as possible because they can begin to start your case. The sooner you call, the better. After an accident has taken place, memories will start to fade, and witness accounts will be less convincing. That’s why you have to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. 

Important Information About Ridesharing Accidents

Choose the Right Lawyer

Before you even begin your hunt, you should first choose the right lawyer. If you hire the wrong lawyer, they can do a lot of harm to your case because it can mean that you receive less than the compensation that you deserve. Here at West Coast Trial Lawyers, we have helped to win 6000 cases, and our clients have received an award of over $1 billion. Getting hooked up with the right lawyer can mean getting fair compensation and not receiving the compensation that you deserve. 

The Biggest Mistake That People Make When Hiring a Lawyer

When you go to hire someone, you should pick an Uber accident lawyer who has the right licensing for your state. That’s one of the biggest mistakes that we have seen when it comes to people hiring a lawyer after they have been in an accident. In addition, you should choose someone who has a specialization in Uber because of how these cases tend to be more specialized. If you were a passenger and injured in an accident, you will receive insurance coverage through a third-party liability policy. However, the requirements and how they choose to cover you may differ from state to state. Bodily injury will usually get covered for up to $50,000, and you will receive coverage for up to $100,000 from the accident. 

Hire Lawyers with a Proven Track Record

Let’s say that you see a lawyer who previously settled an Uber accident case for over $250,000. When you see that they have received this much compensation, it happens because of how they learned the laws for Uber, and they understood the complexities well enough to fight your case. Each state will have different laws that will change from one state to the next. When you have someone who represents your case, you deserve an attorney who understands as much about the case as possible. 

How Much Does an Uber Attorney Charge?

You might be wondering how much does a ridesharing accident lawyer cost? This depends on the state and the law firm that you have chosen to use. For example, some states like Florida will put a cap on their attorney’s fees. If your lawyer settles the accident without filing a lawsuit, they can’t charge you more than 33 1/3 percent. In addition, attorneys will usually be allowed to get paid back for any of the costs that they may have incurred while they were building your case.

Important to note, you should never agree to hire a lawyer who doesn’t agree to listing all the costs in the closing statement. In many of the states, lawyers are required that they list these costs to give clients full transparency. 

Why Should You Hire an Attorney?

You should hire someone like West Coast Trial Lawyers because of how they will understand what costs to pay as a way of helping you to maximize what you receive on your settlement. In addition, a qualified lawyer will be able to look at your case and tell you how much it is worth. They will make sure that you don’t settle for less than what you deserve. That’s because these lawyers have worked with many of these cases before, and they may have seen similar cases. For that situation, they will understand how much you can rightfully receive for compensation. 

What if My Lawyer Previously Worked with Lyft?

If your lawyer settled cases with Lyft, they should be as reputable as if they worked with Uber. That’s because the law applies to both of these ridesharing companies. Nevertheless, when you set out to look for an attorney, you should seek one who has as much experience as possible because of how this will give you the most favourable results. In addition, you do have a few differences that separate Uber and Lyft. For example, both Uber and Lyft will carry different insurance companies. Lyft uses what is known as a third-party claims administrator when it comes to handling its travel claims. Second, the PIP insurance will differ in both Uber and Lyft cases. However, both companies are subject to the same laws, and this is where they remain somewhat similar. When you go to hire a lawyer, they should be able to tell you the differences quickly. 

What Happens if You Were in an Accident?

For those who have gotten into an accident while using Uber, hopefully, they weren’t injured. Luckily, this company does provide you with insurance that will cover you. That remains true whether you were under the role of the passenger or the driver. One big difference if you were the driver, however, is that you need to have your Uber app turned on when you got into the wreck, and you will also need to have either been in the process of picking up a passenger or have a passenger picked up. Never lie about this because it classifies as insurance fraud, which follows up with either a $5,000 fine or five years in jail. 

What Accidents Worth the Least?

You have some cases that will be worth much less than others. In general, whiplash cases will have the least worth because of how you can’t prove this one as easily. You need to get medical treatment as soon as you have had an accident because this will help your case. Don’t wait because insurance companies have been known to play dirty, and they may try to attribute your injuries to other things. In general, the cases that will yield the poorest settlements will come from those who don’t seek medical treatment right away. Soft tissue injuries will also not be worth much because of how going to the emergency room once or twice won’t be worth quite as much. You should only seek medical treatment if you actually have an injury, but if you believe that you may have suffered an injury, you should see a doctor right away because this documents your injury.

If you have been injured in an accident while riding in an Uber, you need to contact a ridesharing accident lawyer immediately. West Coast Trial Lawyers has the experience and the know-how to represent you in these cases. We will be there for you as soon as you call and snap right into action with gathering evidence to build a strong case for your lawsuit. We understand the intricacies and the various laws that can pop up in these cases.


Exotic Resorts May Be the Best Bet for a Holiday



An exotic vacation usually means exploring a distant foreign country, whilst resorts are places
to go for rest, sport, or which offers a particular speciality, with many resorts being part of a
popular tourist destination or on or near a beach. If you are planning a vacation to an exotic
resort it can be a once-in-a-lifetime vacation to a far-flung destination or a luxurious place to
stay closer to home where you can enjoy some pampering.

Why stay at an exotic resort

Exotic resorts often offer all-inclusive vacation deals, along with other options that leave you
to plan your stay more precisely to your own wishes. These resorts offer excellent customer
service, superb accommodation and facilities and are usually to be found in beautiful settings.
Here are some of the best resorts from around the world for you to consider:

Four Seasons Resort, Seychelles
This famous resort has made many feel they have entered Paradise. The gentle ocean breeze
floats up the granite hillside and into your tree-house villa tucked away from the other guests
staying at the resort. This is perfect for encouraging you to relax, either by your private pool
or in the clear blue waters of Petite Anse Bay. Perfect for a romantic stay, there is a Spa for
pampering and the chance for a sunset meal on a deserted beach.

Some enjoy simply sitting on their balcony, gazing at the ocean between reading their book,
sketching or checking out international bookmakers and betting sites for the chance of a
flutter. If you want another type of adrenaline kick, check out the resorts excellent kayaking
and snorkelling facilities, which are recommended by nearly all who try it.

Anantara Resort, Hua Hin, Thailand

The ultimate tropical getaway, the Anantara Resort is an award-winning site modelled on a
traditional Thai village and is just three hours drive south of Bangkok. The location is where
Thai royalty and aristocrats have been holidaying for almost one-hundred years. Today, you
can visit historical attractions alongside theme parks and shops as well as vineyards and golf

The resort is set among 14 acres of lush tropical grounds with lotus-filled lagoons and
meandering pathways through exotic foliage, with many rooms overlooking the shoreline.
Each day, chefs prepare freshly caught local seafood alongside Thai specialities. The resort
also has an award-winning spa located within a lagoon-inspired oasis offering you the perfect
opportunity to relax.

Kurumba, Maldives

Kurumba is a well-established resort that opened almost 50 years ago and continues to offer
superb hospitality and contemporary facilities. There are seven speciality restaurants offering
cuisine from Italy to the Middle East as well as Thila, a restaurant which extends out over the
water which offers gourmet breakfasts and seafood dinners.

You can go snorkelling over the nearby reef full of colourful marine life or sign up to a dive
package as part of your stay, or just enjoy a private pool when staying at one of the spacious
villages. There are also deluxe beachfront bungalows offering direct beach access and views
of the crystal-clear waters.

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Healthcare Workers To Receive Coca-Cola-Funded PPEs From Nigerian Red Cross



Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease in Nigeria, our healthcare workers have continued to lead the charge against the disease. As the number of recorded COVID-19 cases in Nigeria began to increase, these healthcare workers rose to the challenge and fought tirelessly to protect the lives of Nigerians impacted by the disease.

Considering the risks these healthcare workers face, there is a crucial need for adequate protective equipment for these brave frontline workers.

Coca-Cola is excited that over 400,000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) procured to support the intervention efforts of the Nigerian Government and other key stakeholders to fight the COVID 19 pandemic have arrived. We do believe that this will to provide succor to our healthcare workers on the frontlines

These PPEs comprise N95 respirators, surgical masks, examination gloves, face shields, medical gowns, no-touch thermometers, disposable aprons, heavy-duty rubber gloves, rubber boots, basic masks, disposable gloves, and hand sanitizers.

Since the first confirmed case of the disease in Nigeria reported in February, over 800 healthcare workers have contracted the disease. While Nigerians are encouraged to stay home where possible and practice social distancing, these healthcare workers are needed across the country in the continued fight against the disease.

This donation forms part of The Coca-Cola Foundation’s COVID-19 relief interventions in Nigeria. The Coca-Cola Foundation has provided $2.5m in grant to IFRC who seeks to directly impact the lives of 1.4 million people in Nigeria and across other countries in West and Central Africa under this partnership.

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Taking Care of Tomorrow’s Leaders Today – The itel, Lagos Food Bank Example



Waking up to a special meal or choice gift is the best feeling ever. Hundreds of children in Mushin, mainland Lagos, had a filling taste of this feeling for the October 1 st celebrations. It’s an experience they will remember for a long time.

Being one of the most responsible corporate citizens around, celebrating Independence Day was always going to be on the radar for itel Mobile. To make this possible and memorable, the brand got to work in earnest. The focus of the work was picking the best way to commemorate the 60th independence anniversary of the most populous black nation on earth.

The efforts soon paid off through an impact-driven partnership with the Lagos Food Bank Initiative. With the arrangement, both partners considered a couple of activities capable of affecting communities positively and bringing smiles to people’s faces in Lagos. At the end of the exercise, taking care of children, the leaders of tomorrow, in the commercial city secured the highest votes.

With the decision, itel Mobile set about making this happen. Not surprisingly, the decision was
influenced by giving children the means to excel and prepare them for leadership and nation-building, for them to enjoy better life. For the good of their immediate family, community and the Nigerian society.

Idiko, Mushin, a suburb of mainland Lagos, was chosen as the benefiting community. And the partners strategically reached out to the beneficiaries, children and families, with gifts of love, care, happiness and support made possible by the itel Love Always On CSR initiative.

Over 1,000 families benefited from the gesture as well as 600 children, and each one of them received food packages to celebrate Nigeria’s 60 th Independence Day commemoration.

Speaking on the event and itel’s Love Always On CSR Initiative, Oke Umurhohwo, itel’s Marketing Manager said, ‘We wanted to mark this year’s Independence Day celebrations differently, and that is why we did something so momentous for our children. Children are the backbone of any longstanding community, and as such, we are proud to be able to give back and support them on their journey as leaders of tomorrow and for a better life.’

To meet the demands of the memorable event, 30 volunteers joined the customer-centric brand and the Lagos-based NGO to share smiles, and to convey just how important it is to love and take care of today’s children who will ultimately become leaders of tomorrow.

With the thoughtful activity, there are insights for everyone, from the government to citizens, on partnerships that are capable of making life better for children. Indeed, itel Mobile and the Lagos Food Bank Initiative have offered a great template on bringing this to reality.

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