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What to Do if You Have Been Involved in a Ridesharing Accident

Do you know what to do if you have been involved in a ridesharing accident?  More and more people are using ridesharing services every day. As more people utilize these services, more problems are becoming apparent. 15% of adults in the US have used a ridesharing app, and of those, 17% use them on a daily basis. With this wide use comes the high chances of accidents involving rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft. Unfortunately, the companies can be problematic with regards to how they handle car accidents. Uber and Lyft have rules about accidents as do insurance companies, however, there’s a significant gray area in the world of ridesharing.

Though all drivers and passengers are insured, and the insurance provided by Uber and Lfyt is supposed to help in the event of a crash, this doesn’t always happen. In the event of an accident, Uber and Lyft insurance will at often times simply pay as little as possible to those involved. This is common practice in the industry and simply put, unfair to the riders, drivers, and third parties. The best thing to do in the event of a situation such as this is to call Doug McGinity, an experienced and aggressive personal injury attorney that will fight for you!

You’re probably wondering what you should do if you are involved in an Uber accident. There are specific steps you need to take certain steps after the accident to avoid financial loss and complications down the line.

Additionally, you should gather all the evidence you can from the scene of the accident, Obtain a copy of the police report and take pictures of any injuries that you or anyone else incurred. Try taking photos of the accident from a distance and up close to have different vantage points. In addition, gather testimonies from any witnesses who saw the accident and make sure to get the full names and phone numbers from these witnesses.

If you want are looking for an attorney who will fight for you in the case of any accident, Douglas McGinity is there for you. Click here to contact McGinity today.

 

 

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I use Uber all the time and I hope my drivers know this information.