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What Mistakes Should I Avoid After Being Injured by an Uber or Lyft Driver?

Jul 10, 2024 | Auto Accident


If you’ve been injured in an accident involving an Uber or Lyft driver, there are crucial mistakes you should avoid to protect your rights and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Here’s what you need to know:

1.  Assuming You Have Liability: As a passenger in an Uber or Lyft, you generally have no liability for the accident unless you were doing something extreme like grabbing the steering wheel. Understanding this can help alleviate stress and focus on your recovery and case.

2. Not Seeking Legal Help: Uber and Lyft accidents can be complex due to the multiple parties involved and the hurdles set up by these companies. It’s essential to consult with an attorney experienced in handling rideshare accidents. They can navigate the complexities and deal with the insurance companies on your behalf.

3. Deleting the App or Ride History: One of the most critical pieces of evidence is your ride history in the Uber or Lyft app. This information can provide details about the ride, the driver, and the exact timing of the accident. Do not delete the app or clear any ride history, as it could be crucial for your case.

4. Ignoring Technological Evidence: Rideshare companies have a lot of technological data that can be used in your case, such as speed data, GPS locations, and other driving behaviors. Ensure that your attorney can access this information to strengthen your claim.

5. Overlooking Insurance Details: There are often multiple insurance policies at play in rideshare accidents – the driver’s personal insurance, the rideshare company’s insurance, and possibly other involved parties. Understanding these layers of insurance and how they apply is critical, and a skilled attorney can help unravel this for you.

6. Not Documenting Your Injuries: Keep thorough records of your medical treatments, expenses, and how the injuries have impacted your daily life. This documentation will be vital in proving the extent of your injuries and obtaining fair compensation.

If you’ve been injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, contact Stewart & Stewart Attorneys. We’re here to guide you through the process and ensure you understand your rights and options. Call us today for a consultation, and let us help you navigate the complexities of your case.

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