Do you use the popular rideshare service known as Lyft to get around the City of Brotherly Love? If so, you know how convenient and affordable the service is no matter the reason for use. Whether you are running errands, going to the doctor, headed to the stadium, going to work or meeting friends for dinner; Lyft can take the worry out of the commute for you. But, what happens if you are a passenger in a Lyft that is involved in an accident? Our Philadelphia Lyft accident attorney would like to provide you with some accident information in today’s post.
There’s the possibility that a Lyft driver might not want to call 911 following an accident. You never know why this might be the case, which is why you should always call 911 if involved in an accident while riding in a Lyft vehicle. You will want the police to respond as well as firefighters and EMTs. Having a police report from the accident can help you when you go to file a claim down the road.
Stay at the Scene
As with a car accident in which you were driving, you should remain at the scene. Unless you are severely injured and someone is going to rush you to the hospital in their personal vehicle in a life and death situation you should not leave the scene. Leaving the scene would not be an admission of guilt since you were a passenger but it can hurt your future case against the at-fault driver, especially if the Lyft driver was the person who caused the accident.
Check on Others
Be sure to check on others involved in the accident if you are not injured badly or injured at all. Check on the rest of the passengers in your Lyft vehicle and the driver first. Then move to other vehicles involved in the accident. If the accident involved a pedestrian you should also check on that victim. Try to provide any help to the injured that you can.
Even though you were not one of the drivers involved in the crash you were still part of it. You need to exchange information with the other drivers as well as your Lyft driver. You will need this information to file a claim with your insurance company, the insurance company for the Lyft driver, the carrier for Lyft and the other drivers involved in the crash. Be sure to write or audio record all of this information so that you do not lose it and can provide your attorney with it.
Speak to a Personal Injury Attorney
Before you speak to any of the insurance companies involved in the crash you should speak to a personal injury attorney. You will want to explain your injuries, what happened in the crash, that you were a passenger in a Lyft vehicle and that there were other vehicles involved. Call the Dan Doyle Law Group at 215-987-3730 today to schedule a free consultation.