Uber Accident - What to do
Our law firm often receives questions from clients who have been involved in a Lyft or Uber accident. Examples of such questions are:
What should I do if I was in an Uber accident?
I was in a Uber accident. What should I do so that their insurance covers me? What to do to protect myself?
If I was in an Uber or Lyft accident, who will cover me, the driver's personal insurance or the ride share company?
What are my rights if the Uber driver was off the clock at the time of the accident? What to do if the Uber app was off?
If I was in a Lyft accident, what should I do? What to do when the accident caused injuries?
Steps to Take: What Should I Do If I Had an Uber Accident or Lyft Accident
Thousands of passengers, pedestrians and motorist are involved in accidents with Uber, Lyft and other rideshare companies. There are several steps you need to take following an accident with an Uber or Lyft vehicle in order to protect your legal right to compensation. As you may know, these corporations have full time staff who will do everything they can to reduce your chances of a successful recovery. The insurance companies have strategies and tricks to get you to settle your lawsuit for very small amounts, so that the corporations make the maximum profits that they can. We believe these are unfair practices and we will not let the insurance companies take advantage of you. Therefore, our legal team and attorneys have compiled a list of the steps that should be taken by victims who are injured in auto accidents involving Uber and Lyft drivers. If you have any further questions regarding your right to recovery please feel free to contact our law offices. Unlike some other Los Angeles law firms, we will not waste your time with phone operators and answering services. An actual attorney who knows all about Uber lawsuits will speak with you over the phone and provide you answers.
What Should I Do - Steps To Take After an Accident with a Rideshare Vehicle:
What to do: The following should be done in an ideal situation. But we do realize sometimes not all of the following steps are taken for various reasons. Perhaps you were so shaken by the accident that you forgot to take some steps, or you were unaware of some of the steps. Please note that even if you did not take all of the following steps, you may still be able to have a viable and legitimate lawsuit. Please contact our Los Angeles law firm to discuss your case.
Step One If injured, seek medical attention immediately. If you are unable to go to the emergency room yourself, contact the local paramedics and have them transport you to the nearest medical facility. A documentation of your injuries will play a significant factor in determining the potential value of your case.
Step Two Contact your local law enforcement division and have them come to the location of the accident. Make sure a Traffic Collision Report (TCR) is taken. A police report can help establish liability on the part of the at fault defendant.
Step Three Gather the information of the parties involved in the accident. Ask for the driver's license, phone number and insurance information.
Step FourGather information of any witnesses to the accident. Ask for names and phone numbers.
Step FiveDO NOT speak with any insurance adjusters regarding your injuries and the facts of the accident. Any comments you make to them can be used against you. If an insurance adjuster calls you, inform them that you have hired an attorney and your attorney will contact them.
Step SixContact a personal injury attorney with experience in representing victims of Uber and Lyft Accidents.
Once again, the above steps should be done in an ideal situation, but we do realize many of these steps may be missed for various reasons, perhaps the most important reason being that the victim of the accident was nervous and shaken up. If that happens, it does not mean that your case is ruined. You can still contact our Los Angeles Uber accident lawsuit attorneys and we will ask you a few questions to determine if anything can be done. All consultations are provided free of charge and there is no obligation.
We are located in Los Angeles but represent accident victims from all over California. If you believe you have a legitimate case against a ride share company, it is important to contact an attorney right away because waiting can be costly. If you wait, the opposing party's insurance company could argue that if you were in fact injured, you would not have waited so long. Although these obstacles can be overcome if your attorney has the right knowledge and skills, it is better to seek legal help right away.
Free Case Review for All Victims of Uber/Lyft Accidents Our compassionate attorneys provide free case reviews for all victims of rideshare accidents. If you have been in an accident and you are not sure what to do, you can contact our law firm and an attorney will be able to provide you with the advice that you need. We will go over all the possible avenues of recovery, and tell you the advantages and disadvantages of each legal solution. Even if you already have a lawyer, you can still contact us and we will provide you with the legal advice that you need.
Zero Fee Guarantee Our law firm works exclusively on a contingency basis. This means there are never any upfront fees. If we take your case, you will be represented by our attorneys free of charge until we get you money. We will also set you up with our network of doctors and other medical professionals who can provide you with the medical care that you need without charging anything upfront. You only pay us a fee if we get you money. If we don't get you money, you owe us nothing.
Further reading and other pages on our website relating to rideshare accidents: