WHAT TO DO IF YOU’RE A PASSENGER IN AN UBER OR LYFT ACCIDENT
While Uber and Lyft help reduce the number of intoxicated or otherwise impaired drivers on the road, riding with either service still carries a risk. An Uber or Lyft accident is just as likely as any other auto accident when you’re out on the road. Knowing this, it’s important to understand what steps to take if you’re injured in a ridesharing accident.
To protect your rights and obtain compensation following an accident, find a Los Angeles ridesharing lawyer who can help. Unlike insurance adjusters or other lawyers, our Lyft and Uber accident lawyers specialize in all Uber and Lyft related accidents and can help you obtain maximum compensation for your loss.
Victims of an Uber or Lyft related accident are often eligible for compensation they’re not aware of, which is why we strongly recommend working with an experienced attorney who specializes in Uber and Lyft accidents.
Even before locating a Los Angeles ridesharing lawyer, your first step should be to remain at the scene of the Lyft or Uber accident. Passengers involved in an Uber or Lyft accident often call another ride and continue to their original destination, which often makes it extremely difficult to gather important information about the involved parties and/or witnesses that are necessary to make a successful claim and obtain the full compensation you deserve.
If you’re involved in an Uber or Lyft accident, here are seven steps to help you stay safe and get the compensation you deserve:
Step 1: If you or someone else is hurt, call 911 immediately. Do not hesitate to seek medical attention if needed. Make sure to keep any medical documentation in order to support your claim.
Step 2: Call the police and file a police report. For an Uber or Lyft related accident, a police report initiates immediate official investigation and can help establish liability and identify all responsible parties and witnesses. Remain at the scene of the accident until the police arrive, so law enforcement can document your presence in the Uber or Lyft and your injuries.
Step 3: Ask the other parties involved in the Lyft or Uber accident for their contact information. Write down or take photos of their driver’s license, phone number, and both their personal and Uber of Lyft insurance information.
Step 4: Secure contact information from anyone who witnessed the accident. The information they can provide will support your claim.
Step 5: Before you leave the scene of the accident, take pictures of any damages to the vehicle, the location of the accident, and any relevant traffic signals and/or lights.
Step 6: Do not speak to any adjusters and do not contact Uber or Lyft. Any information you discuss with another party, such as the insurance company or rideshare company, can negatively affect your claim.
Step 7: Contact an experienced personal injury or Los Angeles ridesharing lawyer who specializes in Uber and Lyft accidents to get the guidance you need and protect your legal rights.
Finally, don’t allow Uber, Lyft, or any insurance company handle your claim. They will often try to get you to settle for less than what you deserve. Instead, get in touch with a Los Angeles ridesharing lawyer to discuss your situation further and work to obtain maximum compensation. Give us a call at (888) 341-9802. Tell us your story, and we’ll help you with your claim.