Nov 21, 2022
Uber and Lyft have transformed the way many of us get from place to place. Ridesharing can be convenient, affordable, and even save you time in some cases.
But while Uber and Lyft rides may be a preferred means of transportation for many, accidents frequently occur – particularly here in Los Angeles County. In fact, a recent study from the University of Chicago found that rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft actually led to a 3% increase in overall car accident fatalities. Moreover, a recent study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that the increased use of ridesharing apps is directly correlated to more cars on the road as well as more:
If you’re injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, taking the proper steps afterward can help ensure that you recover the maximum financial compensation you need to make a full recovery.
Let’s take a look at what to do after an Uber or Lyft accident in the sections below. We’ll also review what types of damages may be recoverable in an Uber/Lyft personal injury claim and discuss how to arrange for a free consultation with a Dordulian Law Group Los Angeles car accident lawyer.
Uber’s website notes that after a crash, you should ensure all parties are safe, contact the police and paramedics, and then report the accident to the rideshare company using the appropriate claim forms.
But, depending on the severity of your Uber/Lyft accident injury, there are a number of additional steps that you will want to take so that both your safety and the eventual civil claim you make against the respective rideshare company is preserved.
Therefore, the most important step you can take after an Uber or Lyft accident is to receive medical treatment immediately. Call the police and paramedics right away and then follow their guidance in terms of whether to go straight to the emergency room or to a walk-in urgent care center for an exam. By undergoing a medical examination after an Uber or Lyft accident, you will have official documentation of your injuries which can be extremely important when you eventually file your claim for financial compensation.
After an Uber or Lyft accident, a civil claim can be the best way for the injured victim to recover financial compensation related to expenses as well as the harm endured through the incident. Some of the damages DLG’s Uber and Lyft accident attorneys will fight for on your behalf may include:
At DLG, we have decades of experience helping inured victims recover maximum compensation for damages that are both difficult to quantify and hard to prove. We’ll fight hard to secure the largest possible cash settlement for your Uber or Lyft accident claim which includes payments for the pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and psychological distress you’ve endured.
To begin the process of securing justice and recovering maximum financial compensation for your Uber or Lyft accident claim, contact DLG’s Los Angeles, California, rideshare accident lawyers today online or by phone at 818-322-4056. Your consultation is always free, confidential, and without any obligation. And with our No Win/No Fee Guarantee, there’s never any upfront cost to you for our expert legal representation. You won’t pay a penny until after we’ve successfully secured the maximum financial compensation you deserve for your rideshare accident injury claim.
At DLG, we have over 25 years of experience helping injured victims secure justice. With more than $100,000,000.00 in settlements and verdicts recovered for our clients, you can have peace of mind throughout the entire claims process knowing that your case is in the best hands.
Ready to take the first step toward securing justice and obtaining the financial compensation you deserve after an Uber or Lyft accident injury? We’re standing by to serve as your dedicated legal advocates. Contact us today to learn more.
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