postheadericon Can You Make a Claim Against Uber or Lyft After An Accident?

Across the country we are seeing more than 7 billion rides each and every day in cars driven by Uber or Lyft workers. This is very much the new way to get around and with so many cars on the road, you can well imagine that accidents occur. If you are involved in one of ride sharing accidents, you may be unsure about what steps you can take, which we will help you with today. Another question which many ask is regarding an injury which has been sustained, and whether or not you could claim against the ride sharing companies if their driver is at fault. Here is what you need to know. 

What to Do In The Event of An Accident

If you are a rider in a car which has an accident the first thing that you should do is to call 911. This is standard practice for any vehicle accident. If the driver has already called the police then you won’t need to, if they say that you shouldn’t then don’t pay attention to them. Following this you should try to obtain as much information about the accident as possible, including taking photos and videos of the area and speaking to anyone who saw what happened – be sure to take their details. Finally you should make sure that you get checked out by a doctor, no matter if you have no noticeable injuries. 

Can You Make a Claim?

If you have been injured in the accident then you should most definitely speak to specialist lawyers and discuss making a claim. The claim may not necessarily be against Uber or Lyft drivers, unless it was them who was at fault for the accident. It is irrelevant at this stage who was the guilty party, the key for you is to seek the advice of legal specialists and then follow the steps which they give you. This is why gathering information regarding the accident after it has happened is so important. You have to ensure that you have evidence to support a potential claim later on down the line. 

Insurance In Place

We see these kind of payouts very often following an accident and in most states the ride sharing companies have to have at least $1 million in insurance coverage against any personal injuries which are sustained in the accident. Naturally this is not to say that you will be getting a million dollars for your claim, the amount paid will come down to what happened, who was at fault and what severity your injuries were that you sustained. Your legal team will work hard on the case to get you the compensation that you deserve, which will be more than enough to cover loss of income, medical bills and any trauma which you have suffered. 

This is generally a safe way to travel, but accidents can, and do happen. An auto accident lawsuit of any kind is always a very stressful experience. Against a ridesharing service it is even more complex and rage-inducing. But, with a help of an experienced attorney, you can get the compensation you deserve. 

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