Ride-Sharing Accident Attorneys Serving New Orleans and Louisiana
Ride-Sharing, or Ride-Hailing companies, like Uber and Lyft, are growing in popularity across the nation. However, as the use of these services grows, so does the number of accidents associated with these companies. If an accident does occur while you are a rider of a ride-sharing service, our team of injury lawyers will be on your side.
Uber and Lyft Accidents Are on the Rise
According to a study performed by the University of Chicago and Rice University, the use of ride-sharing services has increased traffic deaths by 2-3% in the United States since 2011. This is equivalent to as many as 1,100 mortalities a year.
The accidents are directly contributed to new congestion on the road. Ride-sharing drivers spend approximately 40-60% of their time searching for passengers, creating more congestion on busy city streets.
What Should I Do After a Ride-Sharing Accident?
With ride-sharing accidents on the rise, there is always a chance that an accident could occur on your trip. In the case of an Uber or Lyft accident, there are some important steps you should take to ensure your safety.
- 1. Seek medical attention and help: Call 911 to report your injuries or injuries of others, even if you’re not sure any injuries have been sustained. Local law enforcement will need to be present at the scene to report the accident.
- 2. Gather witnesses or photos: To help your case, make sure you ask for the phone numbers and names of any witnesses. If you’re able, take some photos of the accident.
- 3. Report the accident to the company: You’ll need to report the accident to Uber or Lyft for their records.
- 4. Consult with your attorney: It’s critical to consult with your attorney after an accident. This is especially important when the accident involves another party, such as an Uber or Lyft driver.
After a ride-sharing accident, you’ll want to speak with an experienced accident attorney to help you recover what you’ve lost physically and emotionally due to injuries and stress. You want the lawyers at AKD.