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Lyft Accident Lawyer Salt Lake City, UT
If you were injured in a rideshare accident, don’t blindly place your faith in an insurance claim – you should instead contact a Lyft accident lawyer Salt Lake City, UT residents trust. Rideshare accident cases are often more complex than people realize, and that’s one of many reasons why it’s a good idea to be represented by your own attorney as you navigate the claims and/or personal injury lawsuit process.
What to Do Right After the Accident
If you’ve been involved in a rideshare accident as a passenger, you’ll initially need to respond in the same way that you would in any other car accident scenario. You should:
- Assess your own injuries and the injuries of others involved in the crash
- Call 911, if someone else hasn’t already done so
- Move out of traffic and out of harm’s way (as much as possible)
- Take pictures of the scene while you wait for police
- Talk to accident witnesses and get contact information, if possible
- Take a screenshot of the rideshare receipt on your phone
- Get the contact and insurance information for everyone involved in the crash, including your driver and the other driver
Seeking Medical Attention
If you weren’t hurt badly enough to require an ambulance at the scene, you should nonetheless seek medical attention as soon as you leave the accident site. You should do this even if you don’t believe you were hurt. Some pains and injuries don’t present themselves right away, particularly if they are being masked by adrenaline. It is important to be examined to either make sure that you are unhurt or to receive treatment and documentation of your injuries. This information will be critical later when filing an insurance claim or seeking compensation in a personal injury lawsuit.
Working with Your Own Attorney
Rideshare accidents often involve at least three insurance policies – the personal policy of your driver, the personal policy of the other driver, and the commercial policy of Lyft or Uber (both companies have policies that provide supplemental coverage, when needed). Although an abundance of insurance seems like a good thing, it may be more of a headache than you’d expect. Insurance companies often dispute liability for claims, especially if fault for the accident is unclear. The end result could be three insurance companies that all refuse to cover the claim.
By working with a car accident lawyer Salt Lake City, UT residents rely on, you will show all parties that you are serious about seeking the maximum amount of compensation you’re entitled to as a result of your injuries and property damage. If the case escalates to personal injury litigation, your attorney will already be up to speed on the details and can work quickly to file suit.
Discuss Your Case With Us for Free
The experienced team at Rasmussen & Miner is ready to help you seek full and fair compensation after a rideshare accident. We understand the legal complexities of rideshare services and how to resolve unclear insurance coverage challenges. To take advantage of a free initial consultation, contact our office to speak to an experienced Salt Lake City, UT Lyft accident lawyer today; we look forward to speaking with you.