A Guide for Passengers: What to Do After a Rideshare Accident

Ridesharing, specifically Uber and Lyft, has become increasingly popular with more people opting for this convenient and cost-effective mode of transportation. In 2020, there were 4.98 billion Uber trips worldwide.

If you find yourself as a passenger in a rideshare accident, it’s important to know what steps to take to protect your rights and ensure your safety. If you or a loved one were injured in a rideshare accident, Call The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE case evaluation. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help you navigate this challenging situation.

Steps to Take After a Rideshare Accident

If you have been injured as a passenger in an Uber or Lyft accident, it is important you take the following steps to protect your rights and preserve evidence.

Call the Police. It is important to contact the police immediately when an accident occurs to report the accident and request medical attention.

Collect Information. Get insurance and personal information from your rideshare driver and any other vehicle drivers involved in the collision.

Take Photos and Videos. Take as many photos and videos of the accident scene as you can, including injuries, vehicle damage, road signage, and any other important information at the accident scene.

Gather Witness Statements. If anyone witnessed your accident, get their personal information and statement.

Request a Copy of the Police Report. Before leaving the scene, request a copy of the police report.

Seek Medical Attention. Even if you do not think you are seriously injured, seek medical attention. Some injuries can take days or weeks for symptoms to appear. Seeking medical attention can help identify these injuries and get you on the road to recovery.

Call an Attorney you can Trust. Call (800) 800-0000 and speak with an experienced rideshare accident lawyer at The Barnes Firm. Our attorneys are available 24/7 for a free case evaluation.

Whose Insurance Will Cover a Rideshare Accident?

Whose insurance will cover a rideshare accident depends on who is found to be at fault for the accident.

What happens if a Rideshare Driver is at Fault?

If the Uber or Lyft driver is at fault for the accident during your ride, Uber or Lyft will provide up to $1 million in liability coverage for the accident.

What happens if another Driver is at Fault?

If another driver is responsible for the accident, that driver is responsible for any damages or injuries caused by the accident. Uber and Lyft also provide uninsured and underused motorist insurance if the motorist that hits you does not have insurance.

Should I Accept an Offer from The Insurance Company?

Rideshare accidents can be complex due to the different insurance companies involved. Never accept the first offer from insurance without speaking with an experienced rideshare accident attorney at The Barnes Firm. Our attorneys will review the circumstances surrounding your accident, assist you in filing your claim, and work to get you the compensation you deserve. Call us today at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE case evaluation.

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What Damages Can I Recover After a Rideshare Accident?

If you were injured in a rideshare accident as a result of another person’s negligence, you may be able to recover financial compensation for damages. Our team of trusted rideshare accident attorneys may be able to help you recover money for the following damages after a rideshare accident:

  • Medical bills
  • Pain & suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Lost future earnings
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • And more…

At The Barnes Firm, our personal injury attorneys are committed to holding negligent parties responsible and helping our clients get the best result possible. Call us today at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE case evaluation.

Contact us for a Free Case Evaluation

If you were injured as a passenger in a rideshare accident in New York or California, The Barnes Firm can help you get the best result possible for your accident case. Contact our trusted team of rideshare accident lawyers today at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE case evaluation.

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