Obtaining Compensation for Your Rideshare Accident Injuries
Rideshare use has increased substantially over the past couple of years. Within minutes you can have an Uber or Lyft driver waiting at your door. Unfortunately, these drivers are no less prone to accidents than anyone else behind the wheel. If you are involved in an Uber accident, it is strongly recommended that you speak with an attorney.
At Bishop & Hayes, we represent individuals who have been injured in auto accidents, including Uber and Lyft crashes. Every case is handled by a partner with the firm, ensuring the highest quality of representation at all times. We believe that your case matters and will work relentlessly to get you the results you deserve. If you were injured in an Uber accident, contact our office at (417) 862-5544 to book a free consultation.
After an Uber accident, make sure you follow these important steps:
1. Check for Injuries
After any accident, safety should be your first priority. Check for injuries to yourself and others. If you are able, get to the side of the road away from traffic.
In some cases, your injuries may not be apparent. Immediately after an auto accident, your body may be in shock, unable to process the extent of the harm. Never assume that you are completely uninjured after a sudden collision.
2. Contact the Police
Always call 911 after an Uber accident. If there are noticeable injuries, ask for medical personnel to be dispatched to the scene. The officer who arrives on the scene will conduct an investigation and file an accident report. It is essential to obtain the officer’s name and report number or any other information that may be relevant to your case.
3. Document the Accident
If you were a passenger in the Uber, take a snapshot of your ride details in the app. If you are able, take photos and videos of the accident site. Collect witness information, including names and contact information for anyone who saw or was involved in the accident.
4. Seek Medical Treatment
Do not assume that your injuries are minor. Even low-speed crashes can result in substantial harm. Seek medical treatment immediately after the accident. Getting a timely exam can help detect any harm that may not be obvious, including a traumatic brain injury (TBI), internal bleeding, or spinal cord damage.
5. Contact an Attorney
As soon as you are able, contact an experienced attorney. There are strict deadlines for reporting Uber accidents. Failing to file a lawsuit within the statutory requirements or failing to file against the appropriate insurance policy could result in your claim being denied. An attorney will help make sure that all liable parties are held accountable for their negligence or wrongdoing.
Contact Bishop & Hayes to Speak to an Uber Accident Lawyer
If you were injured in an Uber accident, contact our office at (417) 862-5544 for a free consultation. Call Bishop & Hayes now to speak directly with a lawyer about your right to recovery. There are no fees unless we win.