Discover essential steps and rights for victims of rideshare accidents in this comprehensive guide.

Quick Guide for Rideshare Accident Victims

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

In recent years, ridesharing services have gained incredible popularity among users. However, this growth in usage has also increased the number of road accidents related to these services.

For this reason, it is essential that you know your rights in case you suffer an accident while using a rideshare service.

This quick guide will explore the steps you should take if you suffer injuries in these situations.

  1. Safety:
    First, ensure that you and others involved in the accident are safe.
  2. Assistance:
    Contact emergency services for immediate medical assistance.
  3. Gather Information:
    Collect important Information such as names, license numbers, contact information, vehicle details of those involved, and possible witness information.
  4. Document the Scene:
    Photograph the accident scene, including vehicle damages, road conditions, traffic signs, and other helpful evidence. Every detail is insignificant.
  5. Report the Accident:
    Report the accident to the rideshare app as soon as possible, as they have specific procedures for reporting accidents on their platforms.
  6. Seek Medical Attention:
    Even if your injuries seem minor, it is essential to ensure that you are in good physical condition and that your health is unaffected.
  7. Do Not Sign Any Documents:
    Insurance companies may try to get you to accept their initial offer but don’t be fooled. Contacting a lawyer to protect your rights and obtain the compensation you deserve is essential.
  8. Contact a Specialized Lawyer:
    An experienced legal team can help you obtain compensation for accident-related expenses. Keep detailed records of all medical costs and financial losses, such as medical bills, medication receipts, and lost wages.

In conclusion, if you are involved in a road accident while using a rideshare service, remember that you have the right to claim compensation.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.