Easy to find and easy to use, shared rides through Uber or Lyft can be found in every city.
Many of us appreciate the price point and the on demand nature of shared rides and have become remarkably comfortable jumping into a stranger's private vehicle to taxi us to our destination.
People are therefore shocked when their shared ride Uber or Lyft driver is involved in a car accident. A passenger often feels more vulnerable and more traumatized in a shared ride accident. Victims of shared ride auto accidents report a false sense of security riding in a private vehicle and feel blindsided in the aftermath of the collision.
Injuries sustained in a shared ride automobile accident should be treated immediately by a licensed and experienced medical professional. If necessary, have someone call an ambulance to transport you to the closest hospital. Fellow passengers as well as your driver may also need medical care.
Passengers in shared ride car accidents have a personal injury claim regardless of who was at fault. This means that even if the Uber or Lyft driver caused the accident, passengers are entitled to compensation for their medical care, lost wages and pain and suffering.
These types of personal injury cases are complicated. Kauffman & Associates has won significant awards for passengers seriously injured in shared ride Uber or Lyft car accidents.
Please contact us for a complimentary consultation. No case is too large or too small. We can help ensure that you obtain the appropriate medical care and that you receive the maximum financial award possible to compensate for your pain and suffering.