Driver services have exploded in popularity over the last few years, and with that popularity has come no shortage of controversies. Conflicts over the qualifications of drivers (and the hours they were allowed to put in across multiple services) have called into question whether the drivers now filling the streets can be as accountable as taxi drivers. An Uber accident can leave you bewildered as what steps to take.
Uber and Lyft drivers have caused accidents, and been involved in vehicle and roadside collisions that have injured their passengers and other drivers. If you have been involved in such an accident, you can get help from the Florida Uber accident attorneys at Hunter Law. Our personal injury lawyers can assist you with claims against Uber’s driver insurance policy, and in cases where additional litigation may be required. Please call Hunter Law for a no-pressure, free consultation.
If you have just recently been involved in an Uber or Lyft accident, there are several steps that you can take that will make it easier for your lawyer to handle your case. Please follow these steps as soon as possible after your accident.
Uber or Lyft may attempt to contact you after an accident. Or, the driver involved may contact them immediately after the accident and request that you speak to them while they’re on the line. Provide them with contact information, but do not answer any questions they have about the accident until you have received medical attention and spoken to an attorney. Answer any law enforcement questions honesty, but don’t confirm any details you don’t know to be absolutely correct.
Vehicle accidents can result in many types of trauma, including some that do not show symptoms until months or even years after the accident. Many types of trauma to the brain and spine, for example, can result in lifelong conditions where the quality of life and the ability to work deteriorate with time. The best outcomes for these conditions rely on catching them as early as possible.
If you are healthy enough to move at the scene of an accident, it may be your only chance to get some testimony that could be very important for your case. Speak to some of the witnesses on the street or other drivers. Get their contact information so that your lawyer can contact them, and take some quick notes on what they remember about the accident. Determining the identities of witnesses after the accident scene has be