Rideshare programs like Uber and Lyft have revolutionized transportation, offering convenient and often safer alternatives for getting around, especially after consuming alcohol.

Nonetheless, rideshare drivers are just as susceptible to accidents as other drivers.

Understanding the steps to take following a rideshare accident is crucial for anyone involved—whether you’re a passenger or another driver—to ensure a successful claim.

Steps to Follow After a Rideshare Accident:

Call the Police

Immediately after an accident, contact the police. This is vital whether you are a passenger in the rideshare vehicle or the other driver involved.

A police report will document the accident details, including any negligent behavior and who was at fault. This report is critical in supporting your claim, whether against the rideshare driver or another party.

Seek Medical Attention

If you are seriously injured, prioritize calling an ambulance to the scene. For less critical injuries, ensure you visit an emergency room or your doctor promptly after leaving the accident scene.

Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft offer substantial insurance coverage in certain cases, but insurance companies often try to avoid payouts. Receiving immediate medical attention not only supports your health but also strengthens your claim by documenting your injuries.

Collect Evidence

Gather as much evidence as possible at the accident scene. Take photographs from various angles, capturing close-up damage and wider shots of the scene, including any road hazards.

Also, collect contact information from witnesses and consider securing video surveillance from nearby businesses if available. This evidence is indispensable for proving fault and enhancing the likelihood of a successful claim.

Consult with a Car Accident Lawyer

Rideshare accidents can present complex legal challenges.

At The Law Offices Of Gerald L. Marcus in Los Angeles, our seasoned car accident attorneys are well-equipped to handle these complexities.

We will help you gather all necessary evidence and navigate the claims process to secure the compensation you deserve.

Contact us at (818) 784-8544 for a 100% free case evaluation and find out how we can help you.

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