Many of the legal issues that can arise from an Uber or Lyft claim are complex. Even still, many people decide to file claims pro se, or representing yourself. This is rarely ever a good idea as you can make mistakes that can jeopardize your case or you can leave money on the table—often thousands of dollars. We recommend you work with a car accident attorney who has experience handling rideshare cases.
Personal Injury Lawyers Know What Steps to Take
Attempting to handle a personal injury claim on your own, or hiring a “discount” lawyer, may not work in your favor. There are several steps to take to prepare a personal injury case, including:
- Writing down everything you remember about the accident as soon as possible. The longer you take to do this, the less sharp your memory will be. Include as much detail as you can about what took place before, during, and after the accident.
- Checking with your insurance company to find out if your injuries are covered by your car insurance or if your property liability insurance covers injuries on someone else’s property.
- Gathering and maintaining the evidence from the accident including contact information about your rideshare driver, photos, videos, medical reports, a crash report, and any notes you took from conversations with insurance adjusters. If you cannot preserve physical evidence, take a photo of it.
When you handle your case by yourself, you have to do all of these things alone—without the experience or knowledge of an injury lawyer who has handled these cases before.
And if you decide to hire a “discount” lawyer, you might be trusting your case to someone without the experience necessary to successfully handle all aspects of your case. Saving money in legal fees could end up costing you in the end.
Trust a Lawyer With Experience to Handle Your Case
Dealing with insurance company representatives, lawyers, judges, and juries is nothing new for personal injury attorneys with experience handling all types of injury cases.
However, you should also make sure you get a lawyer who has experience handling rideshare cases before you trust them with your settlement. If you trust a “jack of all trades” attorney, you might find they do not know the best way to approach these cases.
Call Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. Today for a Free Consultation
If you have been seriously injured in a rideshare accident, the last thing you need to be doing is attempting to handle an accident claim alone. If you choose to represent yourself or hire an attorney from a ‘discount’ law firm, you may not receive the compensation you deserve.
Contact Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. at (317) 636-7777 before the statute of limitations under Indiana law passes. Our initial consultations are free, and we make it our business to respond to your phone calls within 24 hours. Choose the attorneys that get results.