What to do after a Lyft accident?

If you were in an automobile accident with a Lyft vehicle, there are certain things you can do while at the accident scene, if you can. Taking the following steps can help when you and your Lyft accident lawyer are fighting for fair compensation for your injuries. Below is a short list of steps:

  • Call 911. Call 911 as quickly as possible. The quicker an ambulance and EMTs get to the scene to help the injured, the better chances these people, including yourself, have a chance to survive and recover. Also, you want the police there to direct traffic. Further, the police will begin to investigate the cause of the accident and create an accident. This report can be used by your Lyft accident lawyer in a future lawsuit.
  • Collect insurance information. Get the information about every insurance policy that may be relevant to the crash. Because Lyft drivers are independent contractors, collect insurance information that the Lyft driver purchased on their personal vehicle. In Florida, Lyft must buy an insurance policy on every Lyft vehicle. Make sure the Lyft policy information is obtained. Check the expiration date of the insurance policies.
  • Document what happened. Take photos of the damage to the vehicles, debris on the road and road conditions. Write up your statement of what happened. Get the names, addresses and phone numbers of all of the possible witnesses.
  • Look for evidence of intoxication. Observe the at-fault drivers for signs of intoxication. See if the at-fault driver is attempting to hide evidence of intoxication like throwing away empty alcohol bottles or cans. Report suspicious behavior to the investigating officer.
  • Get treatment. Seek medical help immediately after the accident. Even if you think you were not injured, you should see a physician. Some injuries might not be visible right away. Keep all records of appointments and medical bills.
  • Report the crash to Lyft. You can report the crash here. The reason to do this is to ensure that Lyft knows about the car crash as soon as possible.
  • Contact an experienced car accident attorney. Do not attempt to negotiate with the insurance company on your own. Insurance companies want to pay you as little as possible for your injuries. Instead, you should have an experienced legal team on your side, fighting fair compensation that you deserve.

If you have been injured Lyft car accident, contact the lawyers at Joyce & Reyes at (813) 251-2007. The initial consultation is free.