Uber and Lyft Accidents -TIPS from a CAR Accident Lawyer
First, if you were a passenger or a driver of an Uber or Lyft, take a screenshot of your phone with the app up at or near the time of the accident. This photo will serve as evidence of time and place/location of the accident. If you were a passenger, it will also help to identify your driver and the make/model of the Uber or Lyft car. Lyft and Uber may not save this information for more than a day or two, so it is important to keep your own records.
Second, it is important that you call the police immediately. In the event of a car accident in Philadelphia, the police may not arrive at the scene of the accident. The police in Philadelphia will only come to a car accident in Philadelphia if there has been serious injury. In all other cases, make sure that the police arrive on scene and take a report. Valuable information will be contained within the report, such as other drivers’ names, addresses, witness information, insurance and vehicle information. All of this information is important, if you decide to take your possible case to a car accident lawyer.
Third, take as many pictures as possible. Take photos of all vehicles involved, showing damage and resting position of the vehicles. Take photos of license plates, your injuries, intersections and/or location of the accident. (We already discussed taking a screen shot photo of the app, which is also important.) The more pictures that you have, the more your car accident lawyer can help you, and the better outcome your case will have.
Fourth, get your injuries checked out. Either go to the hospital or urgent care, so that you can be properly assessed. If the accident was high impact, you may be taken by ambulance to the emergency room at a hospital. However, in lower impact accidents, you may need to seek your own care. Injuries from car accidents sometimes do not manifest immediately. So, just to be sure, have yourself checked out. This medical visit will also serve to document the accident and your resultant injuries.
If you are seeking advice from a car accident lawyer, call one of our Uber and Lyft car accident attorneys at 215-567-1900 or 855-822-6783. Calls are free and confidential. Our attorneys are experts in Uber and Lyft accidents.
Rizio, Hamilton & Kane, P.C. – 215-567-1900 (local) or 855-822-8763 (toll-free)