DO’s and DON’T’s After an Uber & Lyft Accident

DO call 911. Request that the responding officer identify all passengers in the information and/or police report prepared.

DO request an ambulance if hurt.

DO take pictures of the accident scene (position of vehicles in intersection/landmarks).

DO take pictures of the property damage to all vehicles (and vehicle tags).

DO get contact name/address/telephone for witnesses (take picture of their vehicle tag).

DO get contact name/address/telephone for passengers (take picture of their State issued identification card or driver’s license), also screen shot the passenger information available in the Uber app (name/telephone number).  If you are an Uber or Lyft passenger, screen shot all of the driver’s information available in the Uber or Lyft app.  Also, take a picture of the Uber or Lyft driver’s license and vehicle tag.

DO get contact name/address/telephone for all drivers involved in the collision.

DO get insurance information for all drivers involved in the collision.

DO make sure that the Uber/Lyft vehicle/driver identified in the app (if you are a passenger) matches the actual vehicle you were traveling in and the person operating that vehicle. Occasionally, Uber/Lyft drivers swap vehicles and/or lend their vehicles/app to someone else to use.  Immediately notify the responding police officer if you identify any discrepancies.

DO NOT discuss on social media.

DO NOT take blame or apologize at the scene.

DO NOT give a recorded statement until you call the Pinder Plotkin Legal Team for a FREE consultation.

In November 2017, Jason A. Plotkin presented a National Continuing Legal Education course on Uber & Lyft Litigation to attorneys and other legal professionals located throughout the country.  The course was designed to teach other lawyers how to handle the unique nuances of accidents involving Uber, Lyft and other ridesharing companies.  If you or someone you love has been injured, or even died, as the result of an Uber or Lyft car accident, the Pinder Plotkin Legal Team is on your side. Our attorneys have years of experience representing clients in auto accident cases and for other personal injury claims, and we’re prepared to fight aggressively in court to defend your rights.

We always offer free initial consultations for personal injury cases, so there’s no risk in speaking with us and receiving an honest and informed evaluation of your case. Call us at (410) 525-5337 or fill out our online contact form to speak with an attorney and discuss your legal options.

The information provided in this website is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject. The information contained in this blog is also subject to change and should not be relied upon.

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