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Uber & Lyft Accidents

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Our team at Del Rio & Associates cares for you and wants to be there for you, even in the most complicated and confusing circumstances. No matter your injury or accident, our Sacramento personal injury attorneys are here to serve you and help you move toward the result you want and the compensation you deserve.

Car accidents involving ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft can certainly fall into the category of “complicated and confusing.” There are typically passengers, drivers, and rideshare service providers involved, all with their various insurance policies and levels of coverage. Because Uber and Lyft are corporations and drivers work for the companies themselves, the issues of fault and liability can become murky.

What Should I Do After Being in an Uber or Lyft Accident?

If you were a passenger being transported by an Uber or Lyft driver at the time of the accident, you should collect the name, contact, and insurance information of both drivers. Do so even if you are not injured (or do not think you have been injured) at the time of the accident, because you may need it later. (This is especially true if you unknowingly sustained a soft tissue injury such as a concussion.)

If you were an Uber or Lyft driver, you should also collect the other driver’s information and that of your passenger(s). Even though ridesharing companies typically insure drivers, they (the drivers) are still considered independent contractors and must first rely on their own auto insurance provider to appropriately compensate affected drivers and passengers after an accident. However, the company’s insurance policy can be in if your personal insurance isn’t enough to cover the full cost of the accident and resulting injuries—but the company is likely to fight it in order to keep from having to pay up.

If you were another driver or passenger at the time of the accident, it is equally important that you obtain important information from the other drivers and passengers, regardless of apparent injuries. As time goes on, you may discover that you have been adversely affected by the accident and wish to seek compensation from the other driver.

Injured persons may need to seek compensation from Uber or Lyft if a driver’s insurance policy is not enough, as may be the case if there are serious injuries such as spinal fractures, brain damage, or other long-term harm. Be advised that you cannot do this on your own. A corporation like Uber will look for reasons to discredit your claim or low-ball you with far less compensation than you need to afford hospital bills, medicine, rehabilitation, and other costs of recovery.

Speak with a Sacramento Personal Injury Attorney Today

As soon as you are in an accident, collect information from all other parties involved, ensure a proper police report is made, seek immediate medical attention, then contact a Sacramento personal injury lawyer. At Del Rio & Associates, we can help you ensure you are protected and prevent insurance providers and ridesharing companies from taking advantage of you.

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