At the moment you are struck by a car, you didn’t know anything about the driver. The car wasn’t marked as a taxi cab and didn’t have the name of a business on it. It may not be until sometime later that you learn that you were hit by a Lyft or Uber driver.
Pedestrian accident injures are often severe. Whether you were hit by an Uber or Lyft driver, a commercial driver, or a private individual, you could suffer a(n):
You will know about some of your injuries immediately. The pain and symptoms will be obvious. However, you could be hurt and not know it after a pedestrian crash. Accordingly, you should see a medical professional as soon as possible for a diagnosis and treatment plan.
Your injuries may require extensive medical treatment, many weeks of missed work, and significant changes to your life as you suffer physically and emotionally. You shouldn’t have to incur the financial costs of the accident as you deal with the pain, disappointment, and anxiety that follows a pedestrian injury.
Instead, you should find out who will pay for your accident-related expenses. If the Uber or Lyft driver was not working at the time of the accident, then the driver’s private car insurance should pay for your accident injuries. However, if the Uber or Lyft driver had the rideshare app active, was on the way to pick up a passenger, or had a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the crash, then the rideshare company’s insurer should pay for your accident injuries. Sometimes, it is not immediately clear which insurer is responsible for paying your damages, and you will need to take specific steps to get the compensation you deserve.
Some of the steps that you take after a rideshare pedestrian accident are the same as the steps that you should take after any pedestrian crash. For example, it is essential to:
Your pedestrian accident lawyer will use this information to identify the right defendant and protect your fair recovery of past and future:
Don’t let one more day go by with uncertainty about how to handle your pedestrian accident case. Instead, we encourage you to contact our Wisconsin car accident lawyers for a free, no-obligation consultation about your rights. We would be pleased to provide you with a complimentary case evaluation in one of our Wisconsin law offices, in your home, by phone, or by video conference.