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What Should I Do After My California Ridesharing Accident?

Our East Bay ridesharing accident lawyers explain, step by step

Knowing what to do after a ridesharing accident in California’s East Bay can be confusing. Even knowing what your rights are might not be clear. That’s why it’s important to talk to an experienced, East Bay ridesharing accident attorney as soon as possible. That’s why we want to meet with you at Clancy & Diaz, LLP in Walnut Creek.

Founded in 2007, our law firm has years of experience handling complex car accident claims throughout California’s East Bay. We know how the legal system works in Contra Costa County, Alameda County and other surrounding areas. More importantly, we truly want to help you after your ridesharing accident.

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Below, you’ll find suggestions for what to do if you have been injured in a crash caused by a driver working for Uber, Lyft or another ridesharing service. The important thing to remember is each accident is different. That’s why it’s critical that you have a lawyer investigating your crash right away. Contact our law firm and schedule your free case evaluation today. We have the knowledge, experience and the will to win that you need after your crash.

Steps you should take after your California ridesharing accident

  • Call the police – Ask the police to send someone to investigate your ridesharing accident. Having an official police report can often make a dramatic difference in the outcome of your case. That’s because insurance companies pay close attention to police accident reports when determining how much to compensate people injured in ridesharing car accidents.
  • Seek medical attention – The sooner you have a doctor or another medical professional examine you, the better. First, it’s important for your personal well-being. You could have a life-threatening internal injury. Second, having a medical record of your accident-related injuries can significantly strengthen your case.
  • Get driver’s information – Make sure you get the ridesharing driver’s full name, address, phone number and insurance information. You and your insurance company will need this information in the future when seeking financial compensation for your accident-related expenses.
  • Talk to witnesses – If someone saw your ridesharing accident, make sure you get that person’s full name, address and phone number. Eyewitness testimony can be a powerful piece of evidence after a serious car accident.
  • Take photographs – If you can safely do so, take photographs of your car accident. Make sure to take photos of damage to vehicles, debris in road, traffic signals (stop signs, traffic signals, etc.) and anything else that could be important for your accident claim.
  • Call your insurance company – Call your insurance company and tell them you have been in an accident caused by ridesharing driver. Keep your comments brief. Even though your insurance company should represent your best interests, they could become an adversary, depending on the circumstances.
  • Don’t talk to other driver’s insurance company – The ridesharing driver’s insurance company will likely contact you soon after your accident. Their questions might seem innocent. Don’t answer them. Anything you say could be used by insurance companies to deny your accident claim. Tell them to contact our law firm. We have years of experience dealing with insurance companies. We can deal with them on your behalf.
  • Don’t talk to ridesharing company – If the ridesharing company that employs the driver who caused your accident contacts you, don’t answer their questions. Like insurance companies, anything you say to the ridesharing company could be used to deny your accident claim.
  • Contact our law firm – Talk to an experienced, East Bay car accident lawyer at our law firm as soon as possible. We can help you every step of the way – from filling out forms, to investigating your crash and negotiating with insurance companies on your behalf. Experience matters and so does your ridesharing accident.

Count on our law firm when it counts. Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation with an East Bay ridesharing accident attorney focused on results.

Clancy & Diaz, LLP
2855 Mitchell Dr Suite 106
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
p: 925.835.7500 f: 510.768.7203