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1) Choosing a Rideshare Accident Attorney
If you’ve been seriously injured in a crash that involves a rideshare vehicle, which typically is going to be an Uber or a Lyft vehicle, it’s important that you select the right attorney for your claim. First, we suggest that you seek out the help of an attorney who dedicates their practice to personal injury law. Second, 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.
Third, 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.
2) 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.
3) Mistakes After a Rideshare Accident
If you have been seriously injured in a rideshare crash, which is typically going to involve either an Uber or a Lyft, there are a number of things we recommend you do right away. 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. Second, it’s important that you follow through on the recommendations of your doctor. 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. Fourth, it’s important to select an attorney who is a trial attorney, and isn’t afraid to take your case to trial.
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