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What are your rights if you are injured in a crash while riding in an Uber or Lyft?

In the past several years, the popularity of ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft has skyrocketed. Many people use these services and they have become a part of our national culture. However, you might be wondering what your rights are if you are in a crash while riding in a ridesharing service like Uber or Lyft?

According to Uber and Lyft, the company screens drivers and provides safety measures for riders. Lyft also has a critical response hotline available and drivers carry a $1 million insurance policy.

While each situation is unique, there are a few things you should know. Read on:

Injuries

If you are using a ridesharing service like Uber or Lyft and you are in an accident causing you to be injured, you may be able to sue Uber or Lyft. In the event of an accident, please seek medical help immediately – even if you don’t think you are seriously hurt.

Report and document the accident

Being in a crash can be a scary time. It can be difficult to remember what to do, but it’s important to take a few key steps. If you can, document the events: Take pictures, get witness names and call police. Document everything. This can help your case, should you need to file a lawsuit.

Recovering damages

If you are injured while using a rideshare company like Uber or Lyft, you may be able to sue for damages like pain and suffering, medical bills and lost wages.

The expert attorneys at the Schottenstein Law Offices can help you navigate this; please contact us!

Schottenstein Law Offices

While ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft can be beneficial, there are risks. If you or someone you love has been injured, contact the legal experts at the Schottenstein Law Offices today to protect your rights!