If you have been seriously injured in an Uber or Lyft crash, avoid these 4 common mistakes after a rideshare accident to make sure your rights are protected.
If you’ve been involved in an Uber, Lyft, or other rideshare crash in the state of Utah, in many ways, it’s like any other car crash. However, there are some ways that it’s different. As far as it being the same, you want to still get to your doctors, get the treatment, follow your doctor’s advice, do what you need to take care of yourself, and make sure that you’re healing well. However, it’s different as far as the regulations, the number of defendants, the parties that may or may not be at fault, and how to pursue a claim. You want to talk to an attorney who’s experienced in this field and is a trial lawyer, because many of these cases go to trial. They’re pushing them hard and fighting them with everything they have. There are a number of things we recommend you do right away.
1) Get Medical Attention
First, you need to seek out medical care immediately. You need to get into a doctor that can help you understand what your injuries are and what you can do to help heal from those injuries.
2) Follow Through
Second, it’s important that you follow through on the recommendations of your doctor.
3) Seek Counsel
Third, we recommend that you seek the counsel of an attorney that can help you understand the claims process when dealing with an Uber or a Lyft driver.
4) Choose the Right Attorney
Fourth, it’s important to select an attorney who is a trial attorney, and isn’t afraid to take your case to trial. We suggest that you seek out the help of an attorney who dedicates their practice to personal injury law. You want to find an attorney who stays current on the issues, understands how the laws interact with rideshare companies, and understands how those claims are processed. You want an attorney or law firm who focuses their practice on these specific cases.
Also, you want to make sure that you hire a trial attorney who isn’t afraid to go to court and take your case to trial. A trial attorney is going to prepare your case differently from the very beginning. In the event an insurance company is unwilling to make a fair settlement offer on your claim, your case is prepared for trial from day one. The insurance companies and adjusters understand who the trial attorneys are and are typically going to value those claims differently than claims that are handled by attorneys who are not trial attorneys.
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Were you or a loved one seriously while riding in an Uber or Lyft and have questions about what mistakes to avoid after a rideshare accident?
Contact our dedicated Utah rideshare accident attorneys at Swenson & Shelley today for a free confidential consultation.
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