What to do after a Lyft accident:
In the great state of Texas, driving is our primary form of transportation. But over the past decade, ridesharing companies like Lyft have made travel easier than ever before. You no longer have to struggle to find parking, coordinate carpools, or drive home after a party. With only a touch of a button, you can have a car pick you up and drop you at your desired destination. However, car accidents associated with Lyft are more complicated than typical ones. Not only do you have to deal with the other driver’s insurance, but Lyft’s insurance as well. Here is what you need to do if you are involved in a Lyft accident.
Check for injuries
The first step is to check and see if anyone involved in the accident is injured. If so, administer first aid. Call 911 immediately to report the crash and get medical attention to the accident scene.
File a police report
The next step is to call the police and file a report of the accident. Usually, Lyft requires the accident to be officially investigated in the shortest time possible. Once you have filed the report, the police will immediately begin investigations to help establish the liability of the parties involved.
Before leaving the accident scene, make sure you have gathered as much information as possible. Get the names and contact information of the parties involved, driver’s license number, contact information, motor vehicle registration number, and their insurance details. Take pictures of the scene, the cars, and anything else that will portray the extent of the accident. This information will play a crucial role in substantiating your insurance claim.
However, avoid answering any questions apart from those asked by the police. Do not give your opinion on who you think may have caused the accident and contact an attorney right away.
Get medical attention
Some car crash-induced injuries may not be immediately apparent. Your best plan of action is to go to the emergency room immediately. The doctor will check for back, head, and neck injuries that you may not immediately be showing symptoms for. The doctor will also document the extent of the injuries which can aid in the investigations of your injury claim.
Contact an injury attorney
Immediately after your wreck, contact the Law Offices of John R. Salazar for help. Call (800) 745-9070 for a free consultation. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a car wreck involving Lyft, you may be eligible for compensation for your injuries by calling us today. You can also fill out a contact form by clicking here. Our experienced personal injury attorneys are ready to assist you!