Many of us, at some points in our lives, will be in some sort of auto accident. Some of these accidents are minor, such as a fender bender, and will not result in a legal claim. Others can be more damaging and cause injury to drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. After all, the combination of high-speed impacts, massive vehicles, and the general frailty of the human body can lead to some highly unpleasant outcomes.
You may not think that you'll get injured in an Uber or Lyft vehicle, but these types of accidents are occurring more and more frequently. While requesting an Uber or Lyft is rather simple, determining liability in these accidents can be very complex.
When the Injury Is Obvious
It should go without saying that you should always see a doctor if you have an obvious and immediate injury. Doing so is the best way to maximize your chances for a full medical recovery. Visiting a doctor can also give you the opportunity to document your injuries accurately and completely.
What Happens When You’re Not Sure?
Some injuries don't have immediate symptoms. In fact, you might walk around for weeks after your accident before you learn that you've been seriously injured. These types of injuries can occur with a concussion and brain injury. They can also occur with other whiplash type injuries.
Checking with a doctor is a great way to show that you took every precaution necessary to ensure your health. It will establish a timeline for when your injuries occurred. This, in turn, will help you to show whether your injuries were caused in the accident with the ridesharing company and help the court or jury make a more informed choice about the scope of your injuries.
Getting the Help You Deserve
You deserve help if you are injured in any type of car accident. Ridesharing companies like Lyft and Uber and their drivers have the same responsibility to compensate injured passengers when they are at fault.
If you are injured in a car accident or believe that there's a chance you could have been seriously injured, it's always a good idea to visit a doctor. Once you've figured out the extent of your injuries, your next step should always be to contact a ridesharing accident attorney at Shevlin Smith to discuss how to proceed.
We can help you decide who is liable for your injuries and how to go about seeking the compensation you deserve.
Contact Shevlin Smith at (703) 721-4233 to discuss your ridesharing accident case.