Hiring an Uber or Lyft driver is a convenient way to get from here to there without waiting for a taxi or spending a fortune to hire a private driver. It’s great for when you are too tired to drive or when you’ve had a few. But sometimes, Uber and Lyft drivers get into accidents, too. When that happens, what should you do? If you’ve been injured in the accident, the smart thing to do is to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney like one from the Law Offices of Brett Levy of Boston, Massachusetts. We can look over your case and see where compensation for your injuries may be available.
In an Uber or Lyft Accident, who is Liable?
If you’ve been hurt in an Uber or Lyft accident, it’s not uncommon for the Uber or Lyft company to try and deny any responsibility and drag their heels. The drivers for Uber and Lyft are independent contractors, but the Uber and Lyft companies are insured for up to $1 million in liability when a passenger is injured in an accident. It is a different situation, however, if the Uber or Lyft driver has not yet picked up the passenger, and this can become a grey area in terms of compensation. That is why having the advice of a legal professional from the Law Offices of Brett Levy of Boston is essential.
Steps to Take in An Accident
If you become involved in an accident in a car driven by an Uber or Lyft driver, the first thing to do is to make sure that everyone on the scene is safe. Get out of traffic, and check for those who are injured. If you’re injured yourself, get medical treatment as soon as possible. Check your phone for the exact phase of the ride you are in so that the company cannot try to claim you were not yet a passenger and take a screenshot of this. Make a police report and gather information from other drivers and witnesses. Document everything.
Call to Schedule a Consultation with a Boston Uber and Lyft Accident Attorney Today
If you’ve been injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, call to schedule a consultation with a Boston Uber and Lyft accident attorney today. The experienced legal professionals at the Law Offices of Brett Levy, P.C. of Boston will give you legal guidance you can rely on. We serve the cities of Cambridge, Lowell, Brockton, Worcester, Somerville, Malden, Quincy, Lynn, Newton, and Waltham, Massachusetts and we are ready to serve you. Call us at (617) 338-2700 and let our dedicated staff help you.