5 Steps to Follow After a Rideshare Accident
Ridesharing services are becoming more popular each and every day. And why not? They’re more convenient, more affordable and faster than other transportation options. But have you ever wondered what would happen if you were injured in an accident while riding in an Uber or Lyft? Find out what steps to follow after a rideshare accident.
Step 1) Call The Police or Ambulance
If you or another person has been seriously injured, always seek immediate medical attention right away by calling 911. Even if your injuries are minor, you should still call the police to file a report.
Step 2) Collect Evidence
Record as much information about the accident as possible. This will include taking photos of the vehicle and surrounding location. You’ll also want to record the driver’s contact information by asking for their driver’s license and insurance. Even if the rideshare driver leaves the scene, you should stay behind so that you can provide the law enforcement officers with information about the accident. A police report is an important part of any accident and injury case. So use your phone or a notepad to jot down all the details surrounding the accident, so when the police arrive, you can accurately explain what happened.
Step 3) Take Witness Statements
If someone witnessed the ridesharing accident, ask them to stay around so that the police can add their testimony to the report. If they are in a rush to leave, obtain their name, phone number or email so the police or your lawyer can contact them later.
Step 4) Call an Accident and Injury Attorney
The next step is to call an accident and injury lawyer. They will help you recover compensation for your injuries by filing a complaint.
Step 5) Visit Your Doctor
Even if you feel okay following the accident, it’s a good idea to visit your doctor. Some injuries do not manifest immediately and can take days, if not months, to appear. This is especially true with whiplash, head injuries and spinal cord injuries. Medical reports are an important aspect of a personal injury claim. That’s why visiting your doctor for a checkup following an accident is essential to not only your health but also your case.
You might be eligible for compensation following a rideshare accident or any other form of accident that is the fault of someone else. Contact us at Zuber Brioux today to find out how we can help you get the compensation owed to you.