What Do I Need to Do After a Rideshare Accident?

Being involved in a rideshare accident can be a frustrating and frightening experience to endure. Since the liability for rideshare accidents isn’t as well-understood as other types of accidents, you may not know where to begin.

Here’s what you should do after a rideshare accident:

Collect Information

The first step to take following a rideshare accident is to collect the following information from everyone involved:

  • Names
  • Contact information
  • Insurance details

Additionally, be sure to ask any witnesses for their contact information.

Take Photographs

The next step is to take photos of the following:

  • The accident scene
  • The vehicles
  • Close-ups of vehicular damages
  • Any visible injuries you sustained in the crash
  • Road conditions
  • Weather conditions
  • Skidmarks on the pavement (if applicable)

Try to take photos from as many different angles as possible before leaving the scene.

Call 9-1-1

Next, call the police to come and make an accident report. This documentation will be very valuable for your claim, so be sure to ask the investigating officer for the police report number before he or she leaves the scene.

Secure Legal Representation

Before making a claim with your insurance company, it’s in your best interest to seek skilled legal representation. An experienced car accident attorney will be able to help you make your insurance claim.

It’s not a good idea to provide your accident statement to the insurance company over the phone without first speaking with an attorney. You see, insurance company representatives often ask leading questions to get you to say things that can damage your claim.

Keep in mind that you have the following three options for providing your accident statement to the insurance company:

  • Over the phone (the insurance company will record your statement)
  • In writing
  • Your attorney can provide your statement for you

If you’ve been injured in a rideshare accident through no fault of your own, you may be owed compensation. Our team wants to see that you collect the money you are owed.

Contact our firm today at (210) 226-8888. Speak with a member of our team and learn about your rights to move forward!