Uber, Lyft, and other ridesharing services have seen a rapid rise in popularity over the years. They serve a valuable purpose in helping to get passengers safely to their destination, especially if the passenger has been drinking. However, what should you do if your Uber driver is in a car accident and you’re injured while on a ride?
If you are injured while riding in an Uber or Lyft, you have options to get compensation for your injuries, as well as pain and suffering. The first thing you should do is call the good guys at the Law Offices of Gary Bruce. We can help you get the compensation you need and deserve. Call us at 706-596-1446 for your complimentary consultation.
Steps to Take After an Uber or Lyft Accident
If you are in an accident caused by either your Uber driver or another driver on the road, there are steps you should take, including:
- Call 911 if anyone seems to be seriously injured
- Get the contact information of everyone involved
- Take photos of the scene if you are able
- See a doctor as soon as you can if you didn’t go to the hospital
- Call the Law Offices of Gary Bruce before making any statements or signing anything
Even if you don’t think you were badly injured, you should still get checked out by a doctor. Car accidents often cause injuries that may have delayed symptoms, such as whiplash or brain injury. It’s best to get medical attention as soon as possible to make sure any injuries you have don’t get worse.
If you were injured seriously enough to have to go to the hospital, please call us when you can. Insurance companies will often try to lowball a settlement, so it’s in your best interests to contact a lawyer before accepting anything. We will be able to appropriately value your claim and advise you on what actions to take going forward.
Options for Compensation After an Uber or Lyft Accident
You have a number of options available to you for compensation, including:
- Uber or Lyft’s insurance
- Your driver’s insurance
- The other driver’s insurance
Uber and Lyft both provide insurance policies of up to $1 million for drivers who are on the job. Our lawyers will help you through the process of negotiating a settlement with the appropriate insurance companies, and are also able to take your case to trial if no settlement can be reached.
Compensation that you can get from a car accident includes:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Lost future income if you suffered an injury that will affect your ability to work
- Pain and suffering
- Any expenses related to your injury, such as in-home care or rehabilitation
We are dedicated to helping our clients receive the maximum compensation possible. We know that a car accident can change your life in a second, and while we can’t help to heal you, we can help to make your recovery as smooth as possible through not having to worry about money.
Schedule Your Uber Accident Consultation Today
Contact the Law Offices of Gary Bruce today at 706-786-4352 to schedule your complimentary, no-obligation consultation. We serve clients in Columbus and Fort Benning, GA as well as Phenix City, AL.