First Steps to take if You’re in an Uber Accident
The most important consideration in any Uber accident or Lyft accident should always be your safety and that of the other people involved. If emergency assistance is necessary, be sure to call 911 right away. Below are answers to the most common questions people have, things to do and keep in mind and general information.
Will I be stuck with the medical bills After an Uber Accident?
As mentioned above, your health should be your first consideration. If you think you need medical care, then get it. We often get clients who refuse medical treatment because they either don’t have health insurance and/or feel like they will be stuck with the costs. The likelihood of that happening when you’re riding in an Uber or Lyft that you hired is very unlikely. Uber and Lyft provide millions of dollars worth of coverage for accidents which include payment of medical bills.
That being said, nothing is automatic and Uber and Lyft will put up a huge fight in order to try and pay an injured rider $0 out of that coverage or as little as possible. That is why it is important to reach out to an accident lawyer that handles Uber and Lyft cases. Getting medical treatment soon after the accident will help tremendously in proving that your injuries came as a result of the accident which in turn will be helpful and getting you compensation for your injuries.
What information should I gather after an Uber Accident?
Get as much information as you can including name, address, contact information, plate number and insurance information both the Uber or Lyft that you were on and that of any other vehicle involved in the accident.
Take photos of the damage to the vehicles, skid marks on the road (or lack thereof), and anything else that may look suspicious or related to the crash.
Look for witnesses who may have seen the car accident and get their contact information and a short version of what they saw.
If you are in an Uber Accident Do NOT contact any of the insurance companies before speaking to an attorney?
No matter whose insurance you call, it is very likely that all the information they collect will be geared towards gathering ammunition that they will later use against you to try and not pay for your injuries should you try and go after them.
After an Uber Accident Ask for Help.
Just about every single car accident attorney will give you a free consultation/case evaluation. Make the call and ask questions. Uber and Lyft are not in the business of writing checks and neither are the insurance companies that cover them. Their agents, adjusters and lawyers will do the best they can to not give you a cent for your injuries, so protect your rights and find someone who can help you fight for justice.
If you need help or have questions with regard to your recent Uber or Lyft accident, the attorneys at Ray Padilla Law, APC will be happy to discuss your potential case with you for free. Call (619) 431-1187.
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