As the popularity of rideshares have grown, so have the number of accidents involving them, which means that at some point you may need assistance from a Torrance, CA rideshare accident lawyer. Even though the rideshare company should conduct background checks to verify that their drivers are safe, accidents still continue to happen. After being injured in a rideshare accident due to the fault of your driver or another on the road, you may be dealing with injuries and loss. Our team at the Law Offices of Edward Y. Lee wants you to know that you do have options in recouping compensation for medical bills, financial loss, property damage, and other ways you have been impacted from the accident. Because of how difficult it can be for claimants to get compensation from their rideshare driver or the company itself, we suggest contacting our team so that we can help right away.
As with any other type of car accident, the sudden reality of being involved in a rideshare collision can leave you feeling bewildered, particularly if you have been seriously injured. But knowing what to do after an accident like this can help protect your best interest and rights, while ensuring that the incident gets resolved with the most ideal possible outcome. After being in an Uber or Lyft accident, there are some actions that you have to take immediately. Firstly, call 911. Whether you are a passenger, driver, or pedestrian who has been in an accident with a rideshare driver, you have to report the incident to law enforcement and get emergency medical care for yourself and others who have been hurt. Gather information from the rideshare driver, just as he would with any other type of accident. Write down their first and last name, drivers license number, insurance company name and policy number, vehicle license plate number, current address, and any other important details. Once you have received medical attention, then it’s time to speak with a Torrance rideshare accident lawyer for further guidance.
Sometimes, one of the challenging parts about rideshare accidents is determining who is liable for your injuries and other losses. After doing an investigation, we may uncover that the rideshare driver, rideshare company, another driver, or all of the above share fault in what happened. What can become even more problematic is when the responsible party attempts to deny or minimize your claims against them. In situations like these, you may have to file a lawsuit against them to recover the compensation you deserve. It is not uncommon for insurance companies to try to lowball compensation amounts to those who have been seriously injured, so they can save money on their end. It’s best to have a Torrance rideshare accident lawyer by your side to ensure that you maximize the settlement amount. If you need help after a rideshare collision, our team at the Law Offices of Edward Y. Lee is ready to speak with you.