Rideshare Lawyers: Accident in a Rideshare Vehicle, like Uber or Lyft?
With the increase in rideshare vehicles on the road, our area is seeing an increase in accidents associated with these rideshare vehicles. Uber and Lyft drivers and passengers are experiencing personal injury claims from these accidents. If you have been injured in an Uber accident or Lyft accident, here are a few things our car accident attorneys in Philadelphia suggest you do to protect yourself.
- Call the police.
- Take pictures, if you are able. It is very important to accurately document the other people involved in the accident, as well as the accident scene. Take pictures of the other party’s license, registration, and insurance information. Additionally, pictures are the go-to when an attorney or insurance adjuster evaluates an accident. These pictures will also become important evidence, and can be used to recreate an accident scene, if necessary. If you cannot take pictures, ask a friend or relative to take them for you.
- Go to the hospital. It is important to seek medical attention, even when you think you may not be injured. Not every injury is immediate. Make sure that you are examined to rule out a personal injury.
- Report the accident to YOUR insurance company. It is important, however, NOT to make statements to an opposing party’s insurance company. If you were a passenger in an Uber or Lyft vehicle, and you do not have an insurance company of your own, your rideshare vehicle’s insurance may cover you.
- Call an injury lawyer to find out how your rideshare vehicle’s insurance applies to you, and to make sure your rights are fully protected. The attorneys at Rizio, Hamilton & Kane, P.C. offer FREE consultations to Uber and Lyft drivers and passengers.
To learn more about how our top Philly accident lawyers can help, do not hesitate to contact us now.