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Steps You Should Take Following an Arizona Uber or Lyft Accident

By Breyer Law Offices on April 10, 2016

Here’s the thing about Uber, Lyft, and all the other ride sharing drivers we rely on – they’re just like us. When they get behind the wheel, they are just as likely to get into an accident as we are when we drive ourselves. For many of us, however, the thought of getting in an accident with a “professional” driver rarely enters our minds. We put a great deal of faith in our driver’s abilities and just like taxi and bus operators, we expect them to drive safely. But, as recent history has shown us, Uber and Lyft drivers are just as error-prone as the rest of us – and in some instance maybe even more so.

What to Do If You’re Involved in an Uber or Lyft Accident

So, if you find yourself involved in an accident with an Uber or Lyft driver, you may not know what to do. After all, this is an entirely different situation, right?  Not really. A ride sharing accident is no different than any other car accident you may have been in previously. There are more people involved and different insurance concerns to consider, but when it comes to the accident itself – treat it like you would any other wreck.

  • You’re going to need everyone’s information – from the driver to the passengers. Even if you’re in the car when it happens, get all the information you can for your own records.
  • On top of that, take photos of everything. Have a friend or family member do it if you are unable. You can never have enough documented evidence of the scene.
  • Finally, call the authorities, even if the driver or passengers involved insist there is no need. This is definitely a situation of better safe than sorry.

Questions About Ride Sharing Accidents? Call Us!

If you have additional questions concerning ride sharing accidents or wish to discuss a collision you were involved in, contact Breyer Law Offices, P.C. today to schedule a free consultation. Call us today at (602) 267-1280.



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