What to Do if You are Involved in a Rideshare Accident

With the compounding growth of ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft, getting from place to place quickly and cheaply has become much more manageable. However, with this rise in convenience comes the risk of increased rideshare-related accidents, both pedestrian and vehicular. Determining liability can be challenging if you are involved in a rideshare accident and are injured as a passenger. It is critical to speak to a lawyer immediately following a rideshare accident if you are experiencing personal injury due to driver negligence.

The following blog will give insight into what you should do after an accident using a rideshare app. Once you understand your rights as an Indiana passenger after an accident, you will be well-informed on your next steps. 

How does liability work in a rideshare accident?

As ridesharing has become an increasingly popular form of transportation for Indiana citizens, it helps to understand the associated insurance policies before hailing a cab. Most rideshare companies have insurance policies that cover up to $1 million if passengers are in the vehicle after a car accident.

If a rider or riders are injured during transportation, the passengers can file a claim against the company’s insurance. When a driver is found at fault after an accident, Indiana state law indicates a driver is responsible for covering $25,000-$50,000 after a personal injury. 

What should you do after a rideshare accident?

In the event of a rideshare accident, it is essential to take precautionary measures to protect your rights. 

  1. Immediately seek medical attention: After an accident, if you are physically able, call 9-1-1. Involving the authorities right away ensures your personal safety and provides attorneys and insurance with a second layer of documentation to support your claim.
  2. Collect evidence: If you are in a safe position, collect evidence, photos of the damage, the position of cars, documentation of injuries sustained, and property damage. The goal is to capture pieces and a larger picture of what happened after an accident. 
  3. Contact a personal injury attorney: It’s true that rideshare companies are often hostile towards injury claims and offer settlements that are far below the amount of compensation victims deserve. This corporate tactic intended to deter claimants from seeking help is common. When it comes to recovering what you’re rightfully owed, enlisting an experienced attorney can make all the difference – they will understand how best to fight for your case and ensure that you are compensated fairly.

Injured in a rideshare accident? Contact our personal injury lawyers today!

We specialize in Indiana personal injury cases at Arshad, Pangere & Warring, LLP. Our experienced attorneys understand that accidents can come with more than just physical repercussions. Mental and emotional trauma, reduced earning power, and medical expenses are genuine outcomes of a personal injury. We will fight for the most favorable outcome, negotiate with rideshare insurance companies, and communicate with you. You shouldn’t have to suffer for the negligence of another driver. We are here to help.

Contact us today to consult your case. We will help you receive the compensation that is entitled to you after a rideshare accident.

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