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Who to Call After an Accident Involving a Lyft

There are multiple parties that are typically involved in a car accident, and that includes Lyft accidents. There is the at-fault driver, the other driver, passengers in both cars, and sometimes pedestrians. There’s a lot to remember and a lot to do, but be sure you call the following individuals to gain the most traction after your Lyft accident.

The Local Authorities

Call 911 after your accident to ensure you can get medical assistance for anyone who needs it. Give the dispatcher information about each injury so he or she knows how many paramedics and other professionals to send.

Calling the authorities will also get a police officer on the scene to make a report. When speaking with the officer, give him or her a factual account of what happened, without ever admitting blame or getting overly dramatic. That report will help you when it comes time to file a claim.

A Support Person

You should call someone you trust, especially if you are headed to the hospital for injuries after your Lyft accident. This support person can be by your side, help you interpret medical information and can help to collect evidence from your accident while you’re being treated for injuries.

The Insurance Company

Your insurance company will need to know you were in an accident. Even if the accident was the fault of the other driver, your insurance company will need information. You are under no obligation to have a long conversation and give a lot of details. Simply reporting the accident is good enough for now, and your lawyer can walk you through the rest at a later time.

If the accident was another driver’s fault, you’ll probably want to contact his or her insurance provider as well. If the other driver is a Lyft driver, you’ll need to understand whether his or her personal insurance policy comes into play or if Lyft has coverage to compensate you for the damages.

Lyft

If you are unsure how insurance coverage works for rideshare drivers, you can contact Lyft directly. You can learn when the company’s insurance applies and when the driver’s insurance applies by speaking with a representative.

Your Attorney

Any time you are in an accident, you should contact a lawyer for assistance. Your lawyer can help you work through the claims process, can help to determine if a lawsuit should be filed and can help you go about the whole process in the most beneficial way possible. Contact an automobile accident lawyer, like an automobile accident lawyer in Washington DC, to get started.

Thanks to Cohen & Cohen, P.C. for their insight into who you need to call after being in a Lyft accident.

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