Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft have grown tremendously over the years, but with more and more people using these services, accident rates have also increased. If you or a loved one have been injured in a Uber accident, whether you were hit as a pedestrian or if you were a driver in another vehicle, or even as an Uber/Lyft passenger, call our office at (800) 541-3244 today to schedule a free consultation with our Uber accident lawyers
Steps to take after being involved in a rideshare accident:
1. Call 911 immediately. File a police report, because it will be an important tool in the handling of your case.
2. Gather information. Be sure to get the name, phone number, license number, and insurance information for every driver involved in the collision.
3. Collect evidence. Take photos of the scene, any visible injuries, and the damage on each vehicle. If there are any witnesses present, write down their contact details. This could all strengthen your case.
4. Seek medical attention. Even if you do not have any visible injuries, it is possible that your body might still be in shock. It is common to not feel any pain or discomfort immediately after an accident, and it could take a while before you could start feeling symptoms.
5. Speak to a personal injury attorney. We are here to help you and make this difficult time easier for you. Reach out to us at Carrazco Law and we’ll schedule you for a free consultation right away.
Causes of rideshare accidents in Uber, Lyft, etc:
Considering that rideshare drivers are just like the average driver, they are susceptible to the same errors that can lead to accidents.
- Distracted driving
- Driving while intoxicated (under the influence of drugs or alcohol)
- Driving while drowsy (falling asleep at the wheel)
- Driving recklessly (speeding, tailgating, road rage, etc.)
- Language barriers (not understanding road signs or directions)
- Being unfamiliar with the area
- Not following traffic signs, signals, or general rules of the road
- Dangerous weather conditions
- Civil Rights
- Personal Injury
- Workers' Compensation