Ride share companies like Lyft and Uber are far more prevalent across Florida. Because of their convenience and their affordability, ride share companies are offering a series of benefits to people that do not want to invest in a vehicle or that one a much more convenient way to get around. The only downside to the popularity of ridesharing is that it can get more complicated with insurance.
Ride share companies take every precaution to verify their drivers and their driving records but if you’re a regular motorist that’s involved in a rideshare vehicle accident, it can be tough to receive the compensation for damages that you need. There are only a few insurance companies that will provide a full insurance package for drivers who choose to use their car for ridesharing. Because regular insurance may not cover passengers in a vehicle used for work or other drivers that are involved with the ridesharing vehicle, it might be difficult for you to get the compensation you need.
If you’ve been involved in an accident while using a rideshare vehicle or with a rideshare vehicle take these top steps:
Seek medical attention or a medical opinion:
Even if you feel as though you don’t need access to medical attention, go get yourself checked out. Internal injuries and nagging chronic injuries can be common with car accidents. Some injuries will take time to show and if you do not receive an injury report shortly after your accident, you may not be able to access any sort of compensation.
Record every detail of the accident:
Document all of the information regarding the accident including taking photos at the scene, collecting witness details, getting the drivers license and insurance information from everyone involved and more.
Speak to an attorney:
speak to an attorney that has experience with rideshare incidents. Contacting an attorney if you’ve been involved in an accident will make sure that you can properly communicate with the relevant parties and open up a suit if that is what’s required.
Contact us today if you have been involved in a ridesharing incident, we will assess your case and give you access to the compensation that you deserve.
This post was written by Kelly-Ann Jenkins of Jenkins Law P.L. Kelly-Ann is an insurance claims attorney. The information on this site is not intended to and does not offer legal advice, legal recommendations or legal representation on any matter. Hiring an attorney is an important decision, which should not be based on advertising. You need to consult an attorney for legal advice regarding your individual situation.
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