By: Kerry Obrien
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What to Do in an Uber and Lyft Car Accident
Although Uber and Lyft offer a convenient way to get around without waiting for the bus, these types of ride sharing services have been involved in increased accident fatalities on our nation’s roads by three percent. Uber and Lyft drivers are not subject to the same laws and regulations that govern bus or taxi drivers, and are often not screened that well before they are hired. If you’ve been in an Uber or Lyft car accident, you’ve probably wondered what you should do and who will compensate you for any injuries you have sustained. The Uber and Lyft companies carry third party liability insurance that will cover your injuries and property damage up to a million dollars, but if the ride share driver has insurance, that will be used first for your compensation. Hiring an Uber and Lyft car accident lawyer can help you get through the whole compensation claim process if you’ve been involved in one of these accidents.
Steps to Take After the Accident
It’s important to know what to do after an accident involving a Uber or Lyft vehicle. Always remain at the scene of the accident and make a police report. Do not allow the driver to convince you otherwise or tell you that it is okay to leave the scene right away. Take photos of the ride share vehicle and of the scene of the accident. Get contact information from any available witnesses. Also, do not allow the ride share driver to leave the scene, and be sure to get his/her insurance information as well as pertinent information about the vehicle, like make, model and license plate number. If you’re injured, be sure to seek medical help and get documentation of the doctor visit. Do not refuse being seen at the accident scene, and do not sign any waivers at the scene of the accident regarding any losses incurred in the accident.
Call for a Free Consultation With an Uber and Lyft Car Accident Lawyer Today
If you’ve been hurt in an Uber or Lyft accident, call to schedule a free consultation with a Uber and Lyft car accident lawyer today. The convenience of using these ride share services has not come with enough legislation to properly keep them in check, and many drivers are acting outside of the law in some cases. The expert legal staff at the Law Office of Kerry P. O’Brien of California can help you deal with the insurance companies and get you the compensation you need. We serve the cities of Los Alamitos, Long Beach, Lakewood, Huntington Beach, Seal Beach, Garden Grove, Westminster and Anaheim. Stop by our website at kerryobrienlaw.com or call us at 866-983-0747 and let us be your legal advocates today.