More Tips for Uber and Lyft Accident Victims in Denver
These days, you can find – and take – an Uber or Lyft pretty much anywhere. From Denver International Airport to Mile High Stadium and all other parts of the city, if you want to go somewhere but you don’t want to drive, you can use your phone to find a ride.
Of course, with more than 4 million rideshare drivers on the roads, accidents are going to happen. When they do, victims generally have the same rights as they would after any “normal” vehicle collision. However, Uber and Lyft accidents present a few unique legal issues as well; and, as a result, anyone who has been injured in a ridesharing accident should seek legal representation promptly.
What to Do After an Uber or Lyft Accident in Denver
One of the unique aspects of Uber and Lyft accidents is that victims may have claims against these companies’ insurance providers. In Insurance Claims Involving Uber and Lyft Accidents in Denver, we discussed some of the more-unique insurance aspects of dealing with an Uber or Lyft accident. Here are some additional tips for protecting your right to maximum financial compensation:
1. Make Sure You Have the Uber or Lyft Driver’s Vehicle and Insurance Information
While Uber and Lyft drivers are supposed to have insurance and they are supposed to only drive their personal vehicles, not everyone follows the rules. As a result, even if you were a passenger in the rideshare vehicle, you should still collect the Uber or Lyft driver’s vehicle and insurance information at the scene of the accident.
2. Collect All Other Drivers’ Vehicle and Insurance Information
In Colorado, the general rule is that an at-fault driver is fully liable for victims’ injury-related losses. If multiple drivers contribute to causing a collision, then each of the at-fault driver’s shares in financial responsibility. To ensure that you are able to seek full compensation for your losses, you should collect vehicle and contact information from any other drivers involved in the accident as well.
3. Take Photos, Lots of Photos
Before you leave the scene of the accident, be sure to take plenty of photos. You can’t have too many pictures, and no fact is too obvious and no detail is too small. Take photos of each vehicle involved in the accident, the road surface, any signs or traffic signals, any damage to your personal items, and the surrounding area in general. You can also use your phone camera to take pictures of drivers’ insurance cards.
4. Call 911
After an auto accident, you should always call 911. Let the dispatcher know that you need a police officer to come to your location; and, if you are in pain or unable to get yourself to the hospital, ask for an ambulance to be sent as well.
5. Speak with a Personal Injury Lawyer
Along with photos and insurance information, there are various other forms of evidence you will need for your claim as well. To collect this evidence before it disappears, and to make sure you avoid mistakes that could jeopardize your financial recovery, you should speak with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Contact Levine Law in Denver, CO
At Levine Law, we have recovered millions of dollars in financial compensation for auto accident victims in the Denver area. We are available 24/7, and you pay nothing unless we win your case. To speak with an attorney about your Uber or Lyft accident, call 303-333-8000 or send us your contact information online now.