Long Beach Uber and Lyft Accident Attorney
Uber and Lyft accidents happen all the time. There are so many rideshare cars on the road in Southern California that accidents are bound to occur. Whether you were a passenger in an Uber or Lyft and you got injured because of your driver’s negligence, another driver crashed into your car, or you were a pedestrian hit by an Uber or Lyft driver you can seek out compensation for the damages you’re now facing with the assistance of an experienced lawyer. If you’re looking for an Uber and Lyft accident lawyer, Robin D. Perry is here for you.
Rideshare Accident Law Firm Serving Southern California
For over two decades, we’ve been representing clients in Long Beach, Los Angeles, and Southern California to fight to get the compensation that’s rightfully theirs. You can give us a call at 562-216-2944 to schedule your consultation today or simply to learn about what we can offer. In the meantime, learn more about Uber and Lyft accidents and our services below.
Uber and Lyft Accident Injuries
If you’re in the front or back seat of an Uber or Lyft and your driver gets into an accident – or another car crashes into you – then you could sustain a number of different injuries. They can range from minor injuries to severe ones that could impact you for the rest of your life.
Some common car accident injuries include whiplash, back and neck injuries, broken bones, cut, scrapes, and burns. Traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries could occur as well if the accident is serious.
Treatment for your injuries may consist of going to doctors’ appointments, getting therapeutic massages, taking medicine, meeting with specialists, and undergoing surgery. Considering the costs of healthcare these days, your medical bills could be sky-high. You may have trouble paying for them, which isn’t right, since the Uber or Lyft accident was not your fault.
Who Is Responsible for an Uber or Lyft Accident?
If you get into an Uber or Lyft accident, then there could be a few responsible parties. The first is your driver. If they were speeding, driving under the influence, driving while distracted, or otherwise not being safe on the road, then you could file a claim against their insurance company. If the damage exceeds the driver’s insurance policy, then Uber or Lyft’s policy could cover it.
Another responsible party could be another driver who crashed into your Uber or Lyft. You would need to file a claim against their insurance company. If they were not insured or it was a hit and run situation, then you’d have to deal with Uber or Lyft’s insurance provider instead.
Actions to Take After an Uber or Lyft Accident
It’s always important to pay attention when riding in an Uber or Lyft. If you’re texting or otherwise distracted during the ride, you won’t know how the accident happened.
Immediately after your accident, call the police if your driver hasn’t already. You’ll need to file a police report. Also, make sure that you collect proof of liability like photographs of the scene, your visible injuries, damage to your belongings, and the license plates of any cars involved.
Report the accident to Uber or Lyft and make sure that you get your driver’s contact and insurance information (if applicable), as well as the insurance and contact information for the other driver involved, if there was one. Ask witnesses for statements and their contact information so you can follow up if necessary. Write down everything you remember that happened leading up to the accident, too.
Then, seek medical attention as soon as you can. Get a checkup at the doctor as well as X-rays, and follow your doctor’s treatment plan so that you can recover from your injuries.
If any of the drivers or Uber or Lyft’s insurance provider try to pressure you into taking a settlement, do not accept it. The settlement is not going to be enough. You don’t know the full extent of your injuries – it could take months until you figure that out. If you take the first offer, you may not be able to cover all your bills, and you won’t be able to go back and collect more compensation.
Instead of dealing with the drivers or Uber or Lyft’s insurance provider, call an Uber or Lyft accident lawyer in Long Beach instead. They will help you in your time of need.
Contact Us Now
If you’ve been injured in an Uber or Lyft accident in Long Beach or Los Angeles, then contact the Law Office of Robin D. Perry & Associates. You can call us at 562-216-2944 or contact us on our website. We look forward to assisting you with your Uber or Lyft accident case.