Uber and Lyft Accidents

Were you injured during an Uber or Lyft ride in Hollywood, FL? Depending on the specifics of the incident, the company may bear liability for the damages caused by your injury. Uber provides insurance coverage for its drivers once they accept a passenger trip. If the Uber driver is at fault, Uber’s insurance offers liability coverage that replaces the driver’s insurance in case of an accident. If the fault lies with the other driver, their insurance is responsible for liability coverage.

Even as a passenger, take the following steps in the event of an accident:

Before leaving the scene:

  • Assess your condition for any injuries, pain, or discomfort.
  • Call the police to report the incident and request paramedics if necessary.
  • When the police arrive, complete the accident report.
  • The driver should report the incident to Uber or Lyft.
  • Exchange insurance and contact information with the other driver, regardless of fault. Include details such as:
  1. Name and contact information
  2. Insurance company and policy number
  3. License plate number
  4. Driver’s license number
  5. Make, model, and color of the vehicle
  6. Location
  • Seek emergency medical attention if necessary.

After leaving the scene:

  • Contact Attorney Garnes to discuss your case and receive recommendations before speaking with any insurance companies.
  • Seek non-emergency medical attention within a day or two to assess your injuries and create an official record of the incident.
  • Contact your insurance company to report the accident and determine if you can or need to make a claim.

Settlements for an Uber or Lyft accident may include:

  • Pain and suffering compensation
  • Medical Expenses: Covering hospital stays, medications, exams, tests, physical therapy, and more. Settlements can also cover medical accessories like crutches and walkers.
  • Lost Wages: Compensation for lost wages, including lost future income, resulting from being out of work after an accident or injury.
  • Emotional Harm: Victims left with emotional harm may receive compensation for pain and suffering or therapy to address emotional issues arising from the accident.

If you are injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, you are entitled to benefits covering medical expenses and compensation for pain and suffering. Seeking the assistance of an attorney, such as top-rated Florida personal injury lawyer Attorney Garnes, ensures that you receive these entitled benefits. Attorney Garnes will take the time to understand your case and its circumstances to secure the compensation you deserve.

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