Uber, Lyft, and other ride-sharing companies have become increasingly popular through the recent years. They offer on-demand transportation at your fingertips, with a high quality service and live tracking so customers know to the minute when their driver will arrive to pick them up.However, with this increase in popularity, ride-sharing accidents are also on the rise. If you use Uber — or any other ride-share program — it’s important to know what you should do as a passenger in the event of an accident, including how to receive compensation for any losses or injuries sustained.
Immediately Following an AccidentImmediately following a ride-sharing accident, it's understandable that you will be emotional, with the possibility of physical pain. While the scene of the accident might be a little chaotic, it's important that you take these immediate steps to protect yourself for the future:
- Check yourself, other passengers, and the Uber driver for injuries.
- Call 911 and the police immediately following the accident.
- Seek medical attention immediately — even if you do not have any noticeable injuries.
- Collect the contact information and insurance of the Uber driver and other drivers involved in the accident.
- Collect the contact information of any witnesses.
- Contact an Uber and Lyft driver car accident lawyer you can trust.
- Take photos of the accident and all injuries.