The usage of rideshare platforms like Uber and Lyft has grown increasingly more popular in the last few years. It has been reported that approximately 46 million Americans have downloaded either the Uber or Lyft applications on their smartphones. For commuters in the Franklin County, Massachusetts area, utilizing ride share companies like Uber or Lyft is a great way to get from one destination to another. There are many benefits to rideshare platforms. However, there are still risks associated with traveling in an Uber or Lyft. If you have been injured in an accident while using a rideshare platform, it is important that you contact a Franklin County Uber and Lyft attorney as soon as possible.
The Sweeney Merrigan Law Uber and Lyft legal team have over 100 years of combined experience in helping victims recover compensation for their substantial injuries. Speak to a seasoned rideshare accident lawyer today at (617) 391-9001, or fill out our contact form.
Being involved in an accident can leave victims feeling frightened and overwhelmed as they try to adjust to the reality of what has occurred. As a passenger of an Uber or Lyft, you may be feeling more out of control than if you had been the driver. However, there are steps that you should take following the crash to ensure your overall safety and well-being.
After an accident, you should always contact law enforcement. Not only will the presence of the police be necessary in the event that you or anyone else has suffered a serious injury, but having law enforcement at the scene of a rideshare accident will also ensure that a police report is filed. A police report is an essential piece of evidence that can be used when filing a personal injury claim.
Take photos and videos of the accident scene, any property damage, and visible injuries you have suffered as a result of the incident. You may also ask for a brief statement from any eyewitnesses that approach you after the accident. It is important that you get their contact information in addition to their account of what they saw happen.
Even if you do not feel injured immediately following a crash, it is important that you are still evaluated by a medical professional. After a severe injury, your body’s natural response may be to go into overdrive, causing you to release large amounts of adrenaline that could stop you from noticing any symptoms. If you have been injured and do not get medical help, you could make the injury worse due to neglect.
You should notify the ridesharing company as soon as possible after a crash. Uber and Lyft allow riders to report their accident directly through the app on their phone. A person who was in another vehicle and was hit by a ridesharing driver can call the company directly. If you are having any trouble notifying Uber or Lyft, contact a Franklin County Uber and Lyft lawyer as soon as possible.
If you have been injured in a collision while riding in an Uber or Lyft, you may be entitled to recover compensation for the injuries and losses you suffered as a result. The damages you may be eligible to recover include:
If you are unsure what damages you are eligible to collect, our knowledgeable Uber and Lyft attorneys may be able to help by going over the details of your claim. The insurance companies will try to award you the lowest possible amount in compensation. However, with the help of our trusted lawyers, we will help you pursue the fair compensation you are entitled to.
If you have been severely injured as a result of driver negligence in an Uber or Lyft accident, speak to an experienced Massachusetts rideshare lawyer at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers. We handle every essential aspect of your claim so that you can focus on your road to recovery.
The Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers legal team has over 100 years of combined experience in helping victims recover compensation for their injuries. Attorney Victoria Santoro Mair, a partner and named 2012-2021 Rising Star, SuperLawyers, has produced successful outcomes for a variety of complex cases and obtained multimillion-dollar verdicts for clients affected by devastating injury and wrongful death. She is currently representing a client that was severely injured in a traumatic accident due to Uber driver negligence for $63 million in damages.
Speak to a seasoned rideshare accident lawyer today at (617) 391-9001, or fill out our contact form.