Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft are great when you don’t feel like looking for parking or when you would rather drink than drive.
Just press a button and your ride finds you. Convenient? Absolutely… Safe? Usually… But if you’re involved in an accident while taking a ride-sharing service, you’ll want to hear this.
Personal Injury Attorney, Charlie Draper of the Draper Law Firm says, “Taking certain steps following an accident can help protect your rights and increase your chances of recovering compensation, including injury-related medical expenses, past and future. It also includes any lost wages you suffer as a result of not being able to work.”
If you are involved in an accident, Draper advises the following, call the police, get the witnesses names and contact numbers, get driver’s insurance information, take pictures at the scene and seek medical treatment. Even if you don’t think you’re hurt, see a doctor, you could have internal injuries and many injuries don’t even present themselves until some time later.
So immediately after an accident due to someone else’s negligence, it is important to contact a lawyer who will look out for your best interests. If you’ve been in an accident while using a ride-sharing service, get an experienced attorney who will fight to make sure you are fairly compensated.
The Draper Law Firm will be there for you to fight for everything you deserve.