Should I Call a Lawyer for a Rideshare Accident?

Should I Call a Lawyer for a Rideshare Accident?

Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare services offer an innovative solution for those in need of transportation. So, rather than having to schedule a cab in advance or try to flag one down, anyone in need of a ride can simply use their phone and have a ride within minutes of connecting with a driver.

Unfortunately, the more people using these ridesharing apps means the more risk for potential accidents. At One Law Group, we have helped many people who have been injured in either a ridesharing service or injured by a ridesharing service. 

Some of the most common accidents are car and pedestrian accidents. If you find yourself injured as a result of someone else’s negligence while driving in another person’s car, contact our Beverly Hills area auto accident lawyers for a consultation.

Our attorneys are dedicated to getting each of our clients the medical treatment and financial compensation they need – especially if the rideshare companies are making things more complicated than it really needs to be.

Seek Help Right Away

Any of these accidents can cause serious injuries. If you were in an accident, you need to seek medical attention and get checked out by a doctor. Even if you don’t feel any pain right away, you could still experience symptoms several days after the accident.

Common injuries after a car accident are:

  • Broken bones
  • Whiplash
  • Concussions
  • Broken bones

In a perfect world, you should be able to reach out to Uber or Lyft for a ride and get to your destination with no issues. But we live in a world where accidents happen. As an Uber/Lyft passenger, there are a few things you can do to protect yourself both before and after an accident.

Screenshot and Download Your Trip Information

Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft provide passengers with certain information before their trip, which usually includes the name of the driver, vehicle information, the expected route they need to take to their destination, and the arrival estimates.

Contact A Lawyer Immediately

The quicker you contact a personal injury lawyer after the accident, the faster you can be compensated for your injuries. Your auto accident lawyer can communicate with the insurance companies, as well as negotiate agreements and represent you in court. They’ll also have access to the information that you may not have as a passenger.

Ask for A Copy of The Driver’s “Driving” Information

Uber drivers are monitored by the company. They monitor the vehicle’s speed, braking, G forces, and location. If your Uber driver caused an accident due to their speeding, this data is recorded during your trip. Unfortunately, this information is usually not available to the public, so you’ll need your lawyer to request that this data be sent over for review.

 

Of course, the most important tip we can give is for passengers in an accident to seek medical attention right away.

Regardless of how the accident progressed, you have a right to sue for compensation for your injuries caused by another person’s actions. Whether you were a passenger, pedestrian or another driver on the roadway, rideshare companies are liable to you if the driver’s personal insurance policy does not sufficiently reimburse you for your medical expenses and other associated costs.

If you were injured in an accident involving an Uber or Lyft driver, contact One Law Group today! Our experienced personal injury lawyers understand that recovering from any kind of injury can be exhausting, time-consuming, and very overwhelming. We’re here to take some of that stress off your shoulders. Give us a call today at (844)626-1529.

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