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Mesa Uber & Lyft Accidents Attorneys

If you’re a passenger in an Uber or Lyft vehicle during an accident or you are struck by a rideshare driver, it’s normal to be frightened or overwhelmed. Not only could you be dealing with serious injuries, but you have to figure out what to do next. What are your legal options? Who is legally responsible for your injuries and property loss? By working with Hastings & Hastings, Mesa’s premier Uber & Lyft accident attorneys, you can ensure that you understand your legal rights and options as well as know that they’re protected. Contact us now to schedule your free case review.

Who Is at Fault in a Mesa Uber & Lyft Accident?

It’s vital to get assistance from a Mesa Uber & Lyft accident lawyer because it’s not always easy to determine fault in this sort of accident. Some examples of who may be at fault include:

  • The rideshare driver
  • Another vehicle driver
  • Defective vehicle part manufacturer

Determining fault is based on the elements found in negligence.

  1. A duty was owed. For example, all drivers have an obligation to stop at a red light.
  2. The duty was breached. To continue the example, the rideshare driver ran the red light.
  3. The breach of duty caused an injury to you. Because the rideshare driver ran the red light, the vehicle you were riding in as their passenger was hit by a vehicle that had a green light. Your arm was broken and you hurt your back. Your phone was also broken.
  4. It passes the “but-for” test. But for the accident, you wouldn’t have the broken arm, hurt your back, and your phone wouldn’t have been broken.

To learn more, schedule your free consultation with Hastings & Hastings now.

What Should You Do If You’re in an Uber & Lyft Accident?

If you’re in a rideshare accident, do your best to take the following steps:

  1. Call 911. It’s important to get a report from the authorities. If you need emergency medical care, get it. If you don’t, follow up with your doctor or urgent care. Some injuries you won’t feel right away, including internal injuries.
  2. Take photos of your injuries and photos of the damage to the vehicles involved.
  3. Get insurance information from the driver. If there’s more than one driver involved, get insurance information from everyone involved.
  4. Report the accident to the rideshare company even if the driver asks you not to do it.
  5. Schedule your free consultation with Hastings & Hastings immediately.

What About Insurance?

Who’s insurance is responsible for your injuries? It’s a good question to ask. Both Uber and Lyft require their drivers to carry their own insurance policy. However, both rideshare giants also carry their own policies as well. If there are other drivers involved, there can be other insurance policies involved. It can become very confusing, very fast for victims.

The job of your Mesa accident attorney is to handle the insurance company or companies on your behalf and ensure that they treat you fairly.

Contact Our Mesa Uber & Lyft Accident Attorneys

You don’t have to go up against the insurance companies alone or try to figure out who the defendants should be. Hastings & Hastings is the premier team of Uber & Lyft accident lawyers. We’re here to do the heavy lifting for you. Schedule your free case evaluation now.