Important Steps After an Uber / Lyft Accident
Many people take ridesharing services in an attempt to avoid the stress of driving in an overpopulated city. However, hundreds of passengers, pedestrians, and motorists are involved in accidents with ridesharing companies, such as Uber and Lyft, every year. If you are involved in one of these collisions, it’s essential to be prepared for what to do after the crash.
First and foremost, you should treat the accident as you would any other vehicle collision. After an accident, you should make the right calls and talk to the right people before leaving the scene. If anyone is injured, make sure to call 911. Likewise, even if no one is hurt, it’s best to call law enforcement, because police officers will investigate the crash and write up a report that can later be consulted by any auto insurance companies you may be filing with later.
At the scene, if you’re not unable to move, make sure to get the name and contact information of every person involved in the collision. Likewise, take down their license plate numbers, driver’s license number, and the type and model of car they are driving. Before leaving the scene, take as many pictures as possible of the surrounding area, of the damage to each vehicle, and of any injuries caused by the accident. These photos can later be used as evidence when you file a claim with the Uber or Lyft insurance company.
Last, contact your own insurance company regarding the crash, and they will likely contact Uber or Lyft’s insurance company to reimburse them for any expenses the accident caused. However, if your company or the ridesharing company denies your claim, you will need the help of an experienced Sacramento car accident lawyer to represent your interests. Del Rio & Carichoff, P.C. is a firm dedicated to helping the victims of personal injury seek compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Let us see what we can do for you.
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