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4 Rideshare Accident Tips

Have you been injured in a Uber or Lyft? Check out these 4 rideshare accident tips for guidance, then call our Utah lawyers to get started.

1. Suing Uber or Lyft

In the state of Utah, rideshare companies like Uber or Lyft can be at fault for causing the crash. If they are at fault, you can sue them like you would any other party or any other defendant.

2. Rideshare Accident Injury

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.

3. Rideshare Accident Recorded Statement

If you’ve been seriously injured in a rideshare crash and the insurance carrier for the rideshare company is trying to reach out to you and contact you, we recommend that you don’t speak with that individual. A lot of times, what you’ll find is they’re jumping in early on, crafting questions in a way that can later be used against you to devalue your claim and to give them the opportunity to pay less than fair value on your case. If you have been injured in a rideshare crash, we recommend that you come in and speak with an experienced trial attorney that can help you understand the claims process and can help you answer any questions that you have.

4. After a Rideshare Accident

If you have been injured in a crash that involves a rideshare vehicle (typically an Uber or a Lyft driver) there are a few things that you need to do right away. First, you’ll want to put the company on notice that one of their drivers crashed and that you were injured in that crash. Second, it’s important that you seek medical care immediately for the injuries that you’ve sustained. Third, we recommend that you find an attorney that’s experienced in personal injury claims that can help you through this process.

Were you or a loved one seriously while riding in an Uber or Lyft and have questions about these 4 rideshare accident tips?

Contact our dedicated Utah rideshare accident lawyers at Swenson & Shelley today for a free confidential consultation.

Let our experience work for you.

Kevin Swenson was raised in Bountiful, Utah, and is a co-founding partner of Swenson & Shelley. After graduating from Bountiful High School, Kevin attended business school at Westminster College.