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uber or lyft accidentRidesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft provide convenient transportation to people running errands, getting a lift to the airport, or seeking to get home safely after a night on the town. Unfortunately, this convenience has a downside. A rideshare accident study by researchers at the University of Chicago and Rice University found that traffic accident fatalities have increased by about 3 percent since the introduction of ridesharing services.

Moreover, the ridesharing business model can complicate the process of filing an accident claim after a crash involving a rideshare driver. Filing a rideshare accident claim can be time-consuming, complicated, and frustrating. Rather than trying to handle a rideshare accident claim yourself and hoping that Uber or Lyft will treat you fairly, you can seek the help of an experienced personal injury attorney.

Have you been involved in a rideshare accident caused by a careless driver? You need hands-on support and personal attention from an experienced attorney with Younce, Vtipil, Baznik & Banks, P.A. Contact our office today at (919) 661-9000 to arrange a free case evaluation.

Why You Need a Lawyer for a Rideshare Accident

Establishing liability in rideshare accidents can be tricky. Who caused the accident? How severe are your injuries? What was the status of the rideshare driver at the time of the collision? Was the rideshare driver transporting a passenger or simply using the vehicle for personal use at the time of the collision? The answers to these questions can factor into your Uber or Lyft accident claim.

Pursuing compensation can also be complicated because large rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft use strategies designed to shield them from liability. They provide minimal insurance policies to their drivers while they’re transporting passengers, and you can be sure they’ll do whatever they can to minimize any payment they make. The rideshare driver may have a separate auto insurance policy that provides coverage in addition to the coverage extended by the rideshare company.

You need an experienced attorney to investigate the cause of the accident, determine the status of the rideshare driver at the time of the collision, and identify the insurance policies available to provide compensation. A diligent and professional attorney can manage communications with the insurer and demand the money you need to pay for your medical treatment and move on with your life.

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What To Do If You’ve Been Hurt in an Uber or Lyft Accident

What should you do if you are hurt in an Uber or Lyft accident? The following steps can protect your health and lay the groundwork for a successful injury claim:

  • Document the scene – If you are able to do so safely, take photographs and videos of your injuries and the damage to the vehicles involved in a collision. Exchange information with everyone involved and ask witnesses for their contact details. Write down what happened immediately in as much detail as you can remember.
  • Report the accident– Report the accident to the police. If you were a passenger in a ridesharing vehicle, you should also report the accident via the Uber or Lyft app. If you were a driver or passenger in another vehicle, report the accident to the police and then contact your insurer.
  • Seek medical attention and follow care instructions – Get medical care for your injuries. Waiting to get the treatment you need can jeopardize your health and the strength of your claim. Follow your doctor’s treatment plan and keep all follow-up appointments. Take all medications as prescribed. Disregarding doctor’s orders or canceling follow-up appointments can undermine your claim for compensation. If you are missing work, get a note from your doctor.
  • Refrain from posting on social media – Do not post any comments about the rideshare accident or your injuries on social media platforms. Insurance adjusters and opposing attorneys can use social media activity and photos on social media to call into question the seriousness of your injuries and deny your claim or diminish its value.
  • Contact an attorney – Have an experienced injury attorney review the details of your rideshare accident and discuss your right to pursue a claim.

Why Choose Younce, Vtipil, Baznik & Banks, P.A.

Our knowledgeable and compassionate attorneys care about our clients We understand the trauma involved in serious accidents and provide personalized legal service. We want to protect your rights and help you recover the money you need to rebuild your life.

In addition to our hands-on approach to client care, we utilize state-of-the-art case management tools that help us stay in touch with you throughout the legal process and provide you with the best representation possible.

Who Is Liable in a Rideshare Accident?

Anyone whose negligent actions contribute to an accident can be financially liable for its consequences. An attorney can investigate the crash to identify each potentially liable party. This might include any of the following:

  • The rideshare driver
  • Another motor vehicle driver
  • The rideshare company
  • The manufacturing company of a defective part

Talk to a skilled personal injury attorney today to learn about your rights to seek compensation.

Causes of Rideshare Accidents

Some of the most common causes of Uber and Lyft accidents include the following:

  • Distracted driving
  • Driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs
  • Speeding
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Following too closely
  • Aggressive driving behaviors
  • Failure to yield the right of way
  • Driving while fatigued and sleepy

Inclement weather conditions and mechanical defects can also contribute to rideshare accidents.

Compensation After an Uber or Lyft Accident

Depending on the nature of the accident and the extent of your injuries, you could be owed compensation for your:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering

A skilled attorney can review your situation and calculate the accurate value of your claim.

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Contact Our Raleigh Accident Lawyers Today

Were you hurt in a ridesharing accident? Are you facing medical bills, lost income, and an uncertain road to recovery? Let an experienced attorney deal with the insurance companies so you can focus on your medical treatment. At Younce, Vtipil, Baznik & Banks, P.A., we are prepared to do everything we can to care for you during this challenging time.

Contact our office at (919) 661-9000 to request a free case evaluation. Whether you were a passenger or another driver, our skilled lawyers want to help you pursue the compensation you deserve.

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