San Francisco Uber and Lyft Accident Attorneys
Rideshare services are one of the most popular ways to get around San Francisco. While most trips are completed without incident, the number of rideshare crashes has increased over recent years due to the growing popularity of Uber and Lyft. If you were hurt or lost a member of your family in such a collision, our Uber and Lyft accident lawyers can help you pursue compensation for healthcare costs and other damages.
We represent rideshare passengers and drivers as well as injured pedestrians and the occupants of other vehicles involved in rideshare accidents. Our attorneys have the resources to take on even the largest corporations and their insurance companies—and that includes Uber and Lyft.
Don’t let the insurance adjuster take advantage of your vulnerable position. To discuss your case in a free consultation, call 1-800-GO-HARRIS.
What Should I Do If the Insurance Company Calls Me?
It’s standard practice for claims adjusters to contact those involved in a crash to get a statement. While the adjuster might seem kind, sympathetic, and only interested in helping you navigate the claims process, it’s important to remember that he or she ultimately represents the insurance company.
The claims adjuster, therefore, has incentive to coerce you into providing a statement that brings liability or the severity of your injuries into question. It’s not uncommon for rideshare accident victims to inadvertently provide a statement that greatly reduces the value of their claim or prevents them from recovering any compensation at all.
To protect your case, it’s wise to direct any phone calls, emails, and other correspondence from the insurer to a San Francisco Uber and Lyft accident attorney. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we are well-versed in the tactics used by insurance companies to protect their bottom line. We know what to say (and what not to say) to avoid disputes and unnecessary complications. The moment you hire our law firm to represent you, we will take over all dialogue with the opposing party.
Can I Post About My Rideshare Accident or Injuries on Social Media?
Far too many car accident victims ask this question too late. If you post anything online about your accident, injury, or case, it’s possible that the insurance adjuster will see it. A single photo may be enough to jeopardize your entire case, so it’s wise to stay off social networking sites until your case is resolved.
In fact, you should consider disabling your accounts for the time being. At the very least, try to update your privacy settings so only your connections can view your content, and don’t accept any new connection requests.
What Should I Bring to the Initial Consultation with My Uber and Lyft Accident Attorney?
The importance of seeking legal counsel right away cannot be overstated. You can expect the insurance company to perform an immediate investigation into the accident to uncover evidence that can be used to dispute your claim. To level the playing field, your Lyft and Uber accident lawyer will want to conduct an investigation as soon as possible—while time-sensitive evidence is still available. As such, you should schedule your consultation as soon as your health stabilizes, which will most likely be after your first doctor’s visit.
Even if you haven’t had time to compile evidence, you should still speak with a lawyer right away. Your attorney can gather evidence on your behalf. But of course, it’s a good idea to bring any evidence you’ve already obtained to the initial consultation. Such evidence may include:
- A Description of What Transpired: Write down everything you remember about the accident so you don’t forget any pertinent details.
- The Police Report: If you have a copy of the police report, bring it with you to the initial consultation. This report can help your attorney determine the most strategic way to approach the investigation and predict the disputes that are most likely to arise.
- Statements from Eyewitnesses: Bring along any statements you recorded from people who witnessed the accident.
- Photos and Videos: If you took photos of the scene, injuries, or property damage, or if you are in possession of dashcam footage of the incident, your attorney will want to see this evidence during the initial consultation.
- Contact and Insurance Information: Your lawyer may want to contact other people involved in the crash to get a statement. Your attorney will also want to review the insurance information of all potentially liable parties to determine the most strategic way to pursue damages.
Speak with a Lyft and Uber Accident Lawyer in San Francisco Today
Consulting an attorney right away not only can put your mind at ease, but it can also give your lawyer the opportunity to gather time-sensitive evidence. Our office is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer your call. Dial 1-800-GO-HARRIS or send us a message to schedule a free case review.