Rideshare claims often involve multiple vehicles, multiple insurance companies, and require a determination of fault. First, we will need to determine all the parties involved, who is at fault, and who insures the involved individuals. Our firm will obtain a copy of the police report. The report will indicate the name and insurance companies of those involved and give the police officer’s narrative of the events. This will include which vehicle is supposedly at fault, as well as any citations that were issued as a result of a driver’s improper operation of a motor vehicle.
During this period, you should be assessed and treated for any medical issues. The job of the firm is to handle the insurance companies; your job is to get better. The insurance companies (potentially the insurance company for the ride share driver, the insurance company for the at-fault driver, and the insurance company for Uber/Lyft) will be in discussions regarding who is at fault and who needs to pay for the damages. After your treatment is concluded our office will collect all incident-related medical bills and treatment and draft a letter demanding the at-fault party pay for the sustained damages. If there is not enough insurance a supplemental claim with Uber or Lyft may be made as well. At this point cases may or may not receive an offer. If there is an offer to settle our office will evaluate the offer and give guidance on how to proceed.