If you or a family member suffered a serious injury in an accident caused by an Uber or Lyft, it is extremely important to take some simple steps shortly after the collision to protect your legal rights. These steps are described below and are based on our law firm’s extensive experience helping people who have suffered serious injuries in collisions caused by reckless Uber and Lyft drivers.

Notify Law Enforcement Immediately

In addition to being a legal obligation, reporting the accident to the police is prudent because an officer, or officers, will typically draft a detailed accident report attempting to capture what happened and how the collision occurred. This information can be extremely helpful when filing a personal injury claim against the reckless Uber or Lyft driver.

Gather Contact Information for All Involved Parties

Make sure to get the contact information from any passengers if you believe any other vehicle is part of the accident. Securing their contact information is helpful since they could be an impartial witness or have different observations from their vantage point related to the cause of the crash.

Photographs

In addition to contact information, photographs of the accident scene can also be extremely helpful if a personal injury claim is filed. Images of the vehicles involved, any skid marks on the road, and/or any visible bodily injuries, are worth taking some photos with your phone.
Also, if there are any traffic or surveillance cameras at the scene, your Los Angeles personal injury attorney can provide guidance and assistance on how to obtain the footage.

Do Not Self Diagnose

In the wake of a car accident, do not tell anyone (especially someone calling you from an insurance company) that you feel “fine” or were not badly injured. Instead, you should get checked out by an experienced medical professional sooner rather than later to get a proper assessment. Why? Because some injuries do not present symptoms right away, or even for days after an accident. In fact, for some conditions such as traumatic brain injuries, waiting to seek medical evaluation and treatment is fatal. To avoid serious consequences, it is imperative you let a doctor determine whether you are injured and the severity of your injuries.

Financial Restitution

If you or a loved one suffered serious bodily harm in an accident caused by an Uber or Lyft driver, you may be able to pursue financial restitution for your harms and losses. The amount of financial restitution you may be able to recover will depends on the specific facts of your case. Nevertheless, people can generally pursue financial restitution for the damage to their vehicle, both immediate and long-term medical bills, and lost income. You can also pursue financial restitution for your pain, suffering, and emotional trauma stemming from the accident.

Have Questions? Speak to an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney in Los Angeles Today

Accidents do happen, unfortunately, and if you or a family member has been injured in a car accident, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced and reputable Los Angeles Car Accident Attorney from The Law Offices of Ramtin Sadighim to ensure your rights are protected. Our experienced team understands the hardships a car accident can cause, and we are here to help. Call us today to schedule a free consultation at 888-999-8744 or visit www.CaliAccidentAttorney.com to learn more.