Although Uber and Lyft are a convenient way to get around, these ride share services have been found to have increased accident fatalities. Uber and Lyft drivers are not subject to the same laws and regulations that others must follow. They also often are not screened well before they are hired. If you've been in an Uber or Lyft car accident, you're probably wondering what you should do and who will compensate you for any injuries you have sustained. The Uber and Lyft companies carry third party liability insurance that covers your injuries and property damage up to a million dollars, but if the ride share driver has insurance, that is used first for your compensation. Hiring an Uber and Lyft car accident lawyer in Kansas City, Missouri, helps you get through the compensation claim process if you've been involved in one of these accidents.
Steps to Take After the Accident
It's important to know what to do after an accident involving an Uber or Lyft. Always remain at the scene of the accident and file a police report. Do not allow the driver to convince you not to. Take photos of the rideshare vehicle and of the scene of the accident. Always get contact information from any available witnesses to help strengthen your case. Also, do not allow the ride share driver to leave the scene. Get their insurance information and any other pertinent information about the vehicle, including the make, model and license plate number. If you're injured, be sure to seek medical help and get documentation from a doctor.
Call for a Free Consultation With an Uber and Lyft Car Accident Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one have been injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, call to schedule a free consultation with a Kansas City, Missouri lawyer. The expert legal professionals at the PK Law Group can help you determine how much compensation you need for your injuries. Visit our web page at pklawgroup.com or give us a call at (816) 929 - 8777 and talk to one of our lawyers today. We serve Kansas City, Missouri, and surrounding areas.