Uber/Lyft Accidents

Uber & Lyft /Ridesharing Accidents

In recent years ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft have soared in popularity. The appeal is obvious – ridesharing services provide prompt transportation at rates cheaper than a traditional taxi.

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Seek medical care: First and foremost, if you are severely injured, you should seek medical care after the accident. If emergency medical personnel respond to the scene of the accident, do not refuse their care if you have a serious injury. If medical personnel are not summoned to the scene of the accident, you should seek medical care as soon as possible. A visit to the hospital is not required in every case. In most car accident cases, injuries won’t be recognized until hours, even several days after the accident. If you experience pain days after an accident, it’s not too late to seek medical attention. Give Flo a call, and he can set you up with the correct medical provider right away.

Gather witness information: Obtain the names and contact information of all drivers and witnesses to the automobile accident. In addition, collect the automobile insurance information for all drivers involved in the accident. Always assume the third-party insurance company will want to deny liability to your claim, so witness information could be crucial to reaching an eventual settlement.

Comply with law enforcement: When law enforcement responds to the scene of the automobile accident, it is important that you comply with their instructions and state only the facts involved. Do not speculate or embellish when answering the officer’s questions. Ask the officer for a copy of his or her report for your records. Always request that the police officer create a crash report. This report will help prove third-party liability.

Take photographic evidence: If possible, take pictures of your injuries, the scene of the crash, and the automobiles involved in the accident. This information could be critical in proving liability and damages when pursuing your personal injury claim.

Do not speak with your insurance company: It is very important that you do not speak with a representative from the insurance company. Should they contact you for a statement or for any other reason, refer them to your personal injury attorney. Do not, under any circumstances, offer to give a recorded statement with any insurance company without first speaking to your attorney.

Stay off social media: As harmless as a post or comment made on your social media accounts may seem, it is not uncommon for insurance companies to use these posts as evidence against you in your personal injury claim. It is best to avoid social media altogether until your claim has been resolved.

Do not admit liability: It is imperative that you do not admit fault to anyone at any point after the accident. Doing so could prove disastrous to your personal injury claim.

Call Flo: Contact Flo – your Texas car accident attorney – at 877-356-4529 as soon as possible after your accident. We can get to work immediately to assist you in obtaining the compensation you are owed.

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As with any vehicle accident, there are steps you should take to ensure your safety as well as obtain and preserve information that may be needed to recover the damages you are owed, including:

  • Seek medical attention
  • Cooperate with any law enforcement that responds to the scene and obtain a copy of their accident report
  • Write down anything you remember about the accident
  • Obtain the name and contact information of any witnesses
  • Take photographs of any injuries, the vehicles involved, and the scene of the accident/li>

In addition to the steps listed above, there are additional actions you should, and should not take, when you are injured while using a ridesharing service as the laws, rules, and regulations can be complex.

Make notes about the driver: Write down the name of the driver and any other pertinent information about them, as well as information about the trip. This will help to jog your memory later.

Do not speak with a representative from Uber or Lyft: If you are contacted by a representative from Uber or Lyft, or their insurance companies, do not speak with them. Instead, refer them to your attorney.

Do not sign any documents: Should you receive any documentation requesting written information and/or your signature from Uber or Lyft, do not comply. Forward this request to your attorney to handle.

Call Flo: If you have been injured in an Uber or Lyft accident you will need an attorney that understands the rules and regulations that govern this area of the law. Flo has the experience and knowledge you need to recover the damages you deserve after a ridesharing accident. He is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to address any questions and concerns you may have about your case. Call or text Flo today at 877-356-4529.

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