Rideshare services such as Uber or Lyft are commonly used for daily transportation in California. According to a 2018 Pew Research Center study, 51% of Americans between ages of 18 and 29 have used rideshare services such as Lyft or Uber before. As convenient as they may be in getting to one place from another, there are many fatal accidents associated with the industry of ridesharing. By using these kinds of services, you would assume that your safety is not at risk, however there is always a risk associated with riding within any vehicle.
There are various ways as to how rideshare vehicles endure accidents. In some cases, the rideshare driver may hit a pedestrian or another vehicle on the road. This may lead to the passenger enduring severe, in some cases, life-threatening injuries as a result of an Uber or Lyft accident. Hiring a qualified attorney to guide you through the legal process and gaining full compensation for your injuries is vital.
- How to Effectively Handle a Rideshare Accident
Immediately after an Uber or Lyft accident, it is substantial that you and any other passengers within the vehicle remain calm and collect as much information as possible. If you have been injured, be sure to immediately call 911 and file a report for your injuries with specific details regarding the accident. Taking photos of the car damage, road conditions, injuries, location and the drivers licenses of all drivers involved are all important as they will be used as your evidence in your case. Be sure to obtain all information from your rideshare driver including your trip information, vehicle identification numbers, car registration, etc.
In the immediate aftermath of an Uber car accident, it is important to remain calm and to gather as much information as you safely can. The steps you should take at the accident scene are primarily the same as with any other motor vehicle accident.
Seeking medical attention even if your injury does not seem very severe is extremely important. Though the injury may not seem impactful at first, it may worsen over time and become much more damaging. It is also important that a proper diagnosis is provided by a doctor for any injuries as it is vital for filing a lawsuit or insurance claim.
- Who is Responsible in Ridesharing Accidents?
Liability in ridesharing accidents is determined by whose negligence caused the hit or crash. In cases where the Uber or Lyft driver is at fault, the rideshare company's commercial policy or insurance policy will ultimately be responsible for all damages. This applies to anyone who was the driver or passenger of another vehicle that was injured in an accident causes by an Uber or Lyft driver. In cases where another driver is at fault, then you must file a claim with the other driver's insurance company. However, if the at fault driver is uninsured, your claim may be covered under Uber or Lyft's uninsured policy.
- Compensation for Damages After an Uber or Lyft Accident
- Cost to repair/ replace vehicle
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
If you or someone you love has endured a rideshare accident, it is essential that you contact attorney Ramona Kennedy today to receive compensation for your suffering and damages. We understand how difficult complex rideshare accidents can be, so it is our job to provide you with the proper help and guidance that you may need in receiving compensation and establishing liability. We are passionate about what we do and strive to provide compassionate service to our clients who need legal assistance, we are here to fight for you.
For your accident cases, contact attorney Ramona Kennedy via phone or WhatsApp at +(949)-677-0063 or email: [email protected]. Remember, no win, no fee, and no upfront fee.