What to Do After a Rideshare Accident
Often, we opt for a rideshare like Uber or Lyft to avoid driving and the risks that come with it. It doesn’t matter if you’re drowsy, drunk, or otherwise less capable of driving, ridesharing has become a favorable option for many people.
But, even a rideshare driver can be involved in an accident. That leaves you injured, not as a driver, but as a passenger. That can be confusing and difficult to manage, as we often think of car crashes as drivers, not passengers.
You may need a lawyer from Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP when this happens. They know what to do after a rideshare accident, so you’ll have the help you need to be prepared and act now.
Get Medical Care
When you’re injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, it’s important to first seek medical attention for your injuries. Even if you feel fine, you could be suffering delayed injuries. These injuries may not hurt for days or even weeks after the car wreck and you need documentation that your injuries are related to the crash.
The following injuries are just a few of the ones you could have suffered because of the wreck:
- Brain injuries
- Spine injuries
- Broken bones
Dealing with Insurance
When you’re hurt in a rideshare crash, your first thought might be to file a civil suit against the company. However, these companies make it tough to sue by avoiding describing themselves as employers. Instead you need to file against the driver.
The rideshare driver, fortunately, should have an insurance policy that covers all your needs. These policies can pay out up to $1 million for your injuries. However, keep in mind that the insurer may not be so willing to pay out. Speak to a rideshare accident lawyer about your settlement before you accept.
Taking Your Claim to Court
In some cases, the driver may not be willing to pay for your injuries, or the crash may have been someone else’s fault. In these cases, you may need to file a lawsuit and seek compensation in the courtroom.
That can be tough when you’re facing severe injuries, which is why we recommend speaking to a lawyer first. They have the tools you need to act on time for your claim and seek out the full compensation you’re qualified for.
Contact a Rideshare Accident Lawyer for Guidance
If you were taking an Uber or Lyft, you might now be struggling with major injuries following a collision. You need to know what to do after a rideshare accident, but that answer isn’t always straightforward.
At Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP, we know how tough it can be to face a rideshare accident claim on your own. That’s why we offer free consultations, in which we will discuss your claim and lay out your options before you make any decisions. Call 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or complete the online form below to get started.