Rideshare services are used by thousands of people every day to commute from home to the office, to go to events, to travel in cities they are visiting, and more. Today, we see some of the most popular rideshare services operating worldwide and have made traveling much more accessible. These rideshare services promise a safe commute, but sometimes, just like the other drivers, rideshare drivers also cause accidents.
If you suffer injuries in an accident involving a rideshare vehicle, the aftermath can be more complicated than other types of car accidents. Always seek help from a Chicago car accident lawyer in this situation.
When traveling in a rideshare vehicle and an accident occurs, you should stay calm and take the following steps:
Whenever you get into an accident while traveling with rideshare, the first thing you should do is call the police—reporting the accident to the authorities can help your claim, and emergency personnel can provide immediate medical assistance if you need it. If the police decide that the rideshare driver – or another driver – violated the law, they can issue citations or arrest the driver.
Getting into a traffic accident is a traumatic experience, and many people suffer a wide range of injuries in these events. It is important to heed the advice of emergency medical technicians at the scene if they recommend that you have emergency transportation. Even if you are able to remain at the scene, you should head to the nearest emergency room as soon as possible if you feel any pain, stiffness, or anything else out of the ordinary.
Getting prompt medical attention and having your injuries diagnosed is not only important for your physical well-being, but it also helps support your claims that the crash caused your injuries. When you follow your treatment plan, it also demonstrates that you are taking your injuries and recovery seriously.
When you are involved in a car crash while riding in a rideshare vehicle, getting legal representation is imperative to ensure you are adequately and fairly represented during the accident investigation, insurance claims, and other processes following the accident. Often, rideshare companies have their corporate insurers involved, and these companies can be difficult to handle on your own.
If you or your loved one got injured in a rideshare accident in the Chicago area, seek help from the legal team at the Horwitz Law Group. Our car accident attorneys are highly professional and experienced in dealing with this type of case and taking on rideshare insurance companies. Please ensure that your physical condition is stable, and then do not wait to contact us for a free evaluation of your rights and options.
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