Navigating Rideshare Accidents as a Passenger

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3 Things to Do After a Rideshare Accident

Ridesharing has become an increasingly popular way of getting around in large cities and close suburbs. While these services provide many benefits, they can also have significant downsides. Data from a recent study suggests that rideshare services have contributed to an increase in overall crash rates. This can put passengers at risk, so it is important for them to know what steps they should take if they find themselves involved in a rideshare accident. Here are three things to keep in mind.

1. Seek Medical Attention Immediately

The first thing you should do after any type of accident is to seek medical attention right away. Even if you are not feeling pain or symptoms of an injury, it is still important for your health and well-being that you get checked out by a doctor. In some cases, the effects of an injury may not become apparent until days or even weeks after the accident occurred.

By seeking medical attention immediately, you will be providing yourself with the best possible chance of making a full recovery from whatever injuries you may have sustained in the accident.

2. Gather Evidence and Document Everything

If possible, try to gather evidence at the scene of the accident—take photos, collect contact information from any witnesses present, etc.—and document everything related to the incident. This includes any medical treatment or bills related to the accident (even if they are covered by insurance), as well as any other expenses related to the incident such as car repairs or replacement parts. It is also important that you keep all documents related to the incident (including police reports) in case they are needed later on down the line.

3. Contact An Experienced Attorney

Finally, it is important that you contact legal professionals who can help guide you through this process and provide advice on how best to proceed with your case. An experienced lawyer can provide valuable insight into matters such as liability issues, insurance coverage questions, and more—all of which can help ensure that you receive fair compensation for any injuries or damages suffered due to this incident.

Basch & Keegan LLP has been trusted by over 10,000 clients and is here to help when you’ve been involved in a collision. Call (845) 251-4545 to schedule a free consultation today.

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