Uber and Lyft have quickly become the go-to transportation options for millions of people. They are far more accessible than traditional taxi services, and in many cases, they are also more affordable. However, there is some question as to what to do if you are injured in an accident while using Uber or Lyft services.
An accident lawyer that specializes in rideshare accidents can be a great resource if you have been injured. These professionals can get you the information and assistance you need to make sure you are treated fairly and compensated if that is the right outcome. Keep reading to learn more about rideshare accidents.
What Should I Do If I’m In A Rideshare Accident?
If you have been in a rideshare accident, there are a few important steps you should take.
Stay safe- If the driver does not immediately remove the vehicle to a safe area or cannot move it to a safe area, be sure that you remove yourself to a safe area if you can.
Call the police- It is also important that you quickly contact the authorities. Even if the driver is also contacting the police, there should be a record that you also have called in the accident too. This information will go on a police report of the accident and could be useful later in court.
Get evidence- You will also want to start collecting evidence as soon as possible. If you can, take pictures or videos of the damaged car, any other cars involved, and your injuries.
Contact a lawyer- If you were injured it is of the utmost importance that you contact a lawyer. This is the only way to fully understand all of your legal options in this type of situation.
In the state of California, there are clearly defined rideshare laws that are in place to protect both the driver and the passenger. You will want to review these laws to better understand if your driver violated any laws causing your accident.
The legal team at Sweet Justice can help you navigate the often confusing waters of rideshare laws in California. If you were injured in a rideshare accident, we can help. Please contact us for a consultation.