Uber or Lyft Accident: Things to Know | Diamond and Diamond
  • Friday, 23 April 2021

What to Do After an Uber or Lyft Accident?

One of the biggest breakthroughs over the past few years has been the growth of ridesharing. Thanks to companies such as Uber and Lyft, we now have even more convenience when trying to get where we need to go. 

Ridesharing is essentially a service that provides you with a driver for a single ride, and you pay for the ride via their app. Despite the convenience, there is always the possibility of a mishap when using these services. So in the event of a Lyft or Uber accident, we want to give you the help you need. 

Report To The Police

No matter the size of an accident, you’re always going to wonder what to do in a car accident

Whether injuries are sustained or not, when you’re involved in an Uber or Lyft accident, you or your driver should report it to the police. This tends to clear up a lot of confusion moving forward, including a clarification of the events, an official police report being available, and other legal reasons. 

The last thing you want following an accident is for things to be improperly dealt with, and calling the police will help prevent this. 

Seek Medical Attention if Necessary

Seek Medical Attention if NecessaryUnfortunately, car accidents can often lead to serious injury. You should never hesitate to seek medical attention for any injury sustained in a car accident. 

If you feel hurt following a collision and are wondering what to do, be on the safe side and seek medical attention immediately. This will also benefit you from a legal standpoint, as you will receive professional clarification surrounding your injuries. 

Some common car accident injuries include:

  • Whiplash
  • Traumatic brain injuries (get in touch with our brain injury lawyers for advice) 
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Internal injuries 
  • Lacerations and bruises 
  • Long term disabilities (visit our long term disability page for additional information) 
  • Soft tissue injuries 

Even if you do not feel injured, you should still seek medical advice, as you may have sustained an underlying injury.  

Gather as Much Information as Possible 

The more information you have regarding an accident, the better. For example, insurance companies and attorneys can use photos and videos as evidence, so be sure to document the scene as much as you can. This can include images of the accident, injuries sustained, and license plates. 

You should also gather information from the Lyft/Uber driver, as well as the other drivers involved. Important information to gather includes: 

  • Name and contact information of the Lyft/Uber driver
  • Driver’s insurance information/insurance information of the ride-sharing company
  • Contact/insurance information of other involved drivers
  • Vehicle information
  • Witness contact information 

If you are unsure if you are insured when taking an Uber, you can find more information here.

If you have recently been injured in an Uber or Lyft car accident, the personal injury lawyers at Diamond & Diamond Law can assist you with filing a timely claim. Contact 1-800-567-HURT today!

Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer

To be appropriately compensated following a car accident,  you should contact a personal injury lawyer

With their help, you will be properly represented and will benefit in terms of accident investigation, insurance claims, and various other events that may occur. You can contact one of our lawyers here.

Other ways lawyers can help you following an accident include:

  • Communicate with the ride-sharing company
  • Communicate with the other involved driver’s insurer
  • Obtain evidence
  • Gather appropriate reports and documents
  • Communicate with healthcare providers for appropriate records 
  • Negotiate settlements 

Get In Touch With Diamond and Diamond Lawyers

Getting in a car accident is stressful enough without even considering the events that are to follow. This is why you should always seek professional help. 

Our lawyers will offer their expert advice when dealing with Uber and Lyft accidents, so call us at 1-800-567-HURT if this has happened to you.

Pro Tip

“Take pictures of the accident scene and the Uber or Lyft vehicles that were involved in the accident. The more documentation you have of the accident and the scene surrounding it, the better.“

What to Do After an Uber or Lyft Accident? FAQs

Is there any legal action I can take against an Uber or Lyft driver even if I didn’t get hurt in the accident?

When involved in an Uber or Lyft accident, you should seek professional advice regarding legal action, whether you sustained an injury or not. 

If my car was hit by an Uber driver, can I sue the company?

You can bring a lawsuit against Uber in any accident involving one of their drivers. 

In the event I’m robbed while being a passenger in an Uber ride, who is liable?

If you have been involved in a robbery while being a passenger in an Uber, the ridesharing company is to answer for these incidents. 

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