Accidents are an unexpected and unpleasant part of our lives no matter what precautions we take. It can always happen that we end up in a car accident or some other type of accident. The increase in popularity of rideshare apps has made it easier to get home after you have had some drinks and generally has made our roads safer. However, accidents still happen and it is important to know what to do if you get injured in an accident. Injuries can be big or small. Often you will not even feel an injury until the next day due to an adrenaline reaction that dulls the pain until you have calmed down and you know you are safe. If you get injured, you have rights regarding compensation for your damages. If the driver of your rideshare is at fault, he or she is responsible for your physical and economic injuries. In these kinds of situations, you have to know what to do and what information you need. That is why we are going to talk about what to do if you get injured during a rideshare ride.
If you are injured during an Uber or Lyft ride, there are several steps you have to take before taking you can be compensated for your losses. First of all, if you got injured in an accident, the driver should call the police or highway patrol to document the accident. You should be listed on any traffic collision report as a passenger and should tell the police if you feel injured. Get the name, phone number, driver’s license, and insurance information from the rideshare driver. Also get such information from any other drivers involved in the collision. This information will be helpful later on when you hire an authorized and experienced law office like Laskin Balma Attorneys at Law where we have the experience to help you in any way you need.
If you are injured by the driver of a rideshare app in a different way apart from an accident, call the police immediately and tell them what was done to you. We are hearing of more and more cases of people being assaulted by rideshare drivers, including sexual assault. This is a crime and needs to be reported to the police. The owners of the apps have a duty to employ trustworthy people and can be held liable for the actions of their employees while they are in the course and scope of their employment.
To sum up, the possibility of you being injured in a rideshare ride is low but, this can happen to anyone and, it is important to know what to do in these kinds of situations because everything is extremely delicate from the preservation of proof to timing, calling the cops, and making sure evidence is gathered. At Laskin Balma Attorneys at Law, we make sure that you will be compensated if you ever get injured. Our experienced and educated team of lawyers are here to alleviate your distress and let you focus on healing. Make sure to check our website at laskinlaw.com and give us a call if you would like to set-up a free consultation. You deserve the benefit of our expertise.