Uber and Lyft have been dominating the ride-share industry by providing instant and low-cost rides all over the city. Unfortunately, there's no guarantee that you'll be safe when riding with them. Dealing with a car accident involving large corporations such as Uber and Lyft can be very frustrating and complicated as they have specific policies on how they respond to car accident claims.
Our attorneys at State Law Firm have years of experience handling Uber and Lyft accident cases throughout California. We will take all of the stress off of you as we fight to make sure we get the full compensation you deserve! The benefit of hiring an attorney from State Law Firm is that you don't pay anything unless we settle your case, then we will take a percentage of your settlement.
Steps to Take After an Uber or Lyft Accident
The moments after a car accident can be confusing, but you have to ensure you take the necessary steps following an Uber or Lyft accident to ensure that you are benefiting your claim.
Call The Police
Call the police immediately and ask to have an officer sent to the scene to document the accident and write up a police report. They will document all of the details that you may forget down the line, such as - the weather, road conditions, information about all the involved parties, etc.
Document the Accident
It is crucial to get photos of the accident from different angles and distances. Even if you don't think that there is anything worth photographing, experts and attorneys may think otherwise, so it's best to always have many photos on hand.
Try to get the contact information and statements from any witnesses as it will drastically help your case.
Do not hesitate to go to the hospital, even if you think you are perfectly fine. You may have sustained internal injuries or injuries that you won't immediately feel, but will become more noticeable when the adrenaline fades.
After your hospital visit, make sure you contact your attorney so he can set you up with additional treatment that you may need
Speak to an attorney
You have a better chance of obtaining a higher settlement if you have an attorney representing you. Insurance companies are intimidated by attorneys because they are experts in car accident claims. They know exactly what your claim is worth and are not afraid to go to trial if they have to!
At State Law Firm, we know that being involved in a car accident can be very stressful. We can take the stress and pressure off of you as we guide you through the ride-share claims process. Contact us today for a free-consultation at (818) 477-0773.
If you are unsure whether or not you can afford an attorney, at State Law Firm there are no fees until you win!