Collecting Documentation After A Florida Lyft Accident
Anytime you are in a vehicle, accidents are possible. This includes when people are driving a truck or van for work or when individuals are taking rideshare vehicles, such as Uber or Lyft cars, to a social event, work meeting, or other commitment.
Lyft accident recovery often follows a different process than obtaining compensation after a passenger accident. But in any accident injury case, collecting documentation to prove the need for compensation is part of the process. To learn what is possible after sustaining a Lyft accident injury in Clearwater, Hudson, or Tampa, reach out to an experienced personal injury lawyer.
Reporting the Crash and Taking Photos
Part of securing the evidence you need to access a full and fair financial recovery package is notifying authorities and collecting photos and other forms of documentation on your own. This means calling the police to file a police report and taking pictures of the following:
- The scene of the accident, close up and wide shots
- Photos of your physical injuries
- Property damage from the collision
In fact, it is likely best to collect any images or sources of evidence you feel could support your claim. For example, this could include taking a photo of the Lyft receipt you have from your rideshare ride and gathering the names and contact information from any who witnessed the accident and the Lyft driver themselves.
A Range of Injuries Are Possible
Any car crash can result in a range of physical injuries, from skin lacerations due to the force of an airbag releasing to broken bones when contact is made with a blunt object during the course of a collision. Lyft accidents have happened when rideshare drivers were distracted by a GPS system and when they were sideswiped by another driver not checking their blind spot. All accidents need to be analyzed individually before a legal strategy can be designed.
Seek medical care as soon as possible after a Lyft accident. Doing so is part of securing the documentation you will need to access financial recovery and receive the treatment and care you need to physically heal.
Healing from a rideshare injury can take time, and you likely have a lot on your mind as you manage your physical recovery. There are a range of insurance policies that could be involved in a Lyft claim, including your own insurance, the policy of the Lyft driver, and the coverage carried by the company itself. Talk to a Florida personal injury lawyer who can negotiate with all of the parties and fight for your need for the maximum amount possible.
Are you confused about next steps after being injured in a Lyft crash? Rideshare cases can be complicated, but Florida attorneys have the expertise to secure financial settlements, whether the damage recovery is large or not. Talk to the attorneys at Roman & Roman, we have over 100 years of combined personal injury experience, and our attorneys know how to fight for the maximum compensation amount possible. Schedule your no-obligation, free consultation today.