Uber/Lyft Accident Attorney Serving All of Maryland
Residents of Maryland are fortunate enough to have a wide range of transportation options, including Uber and Lyft. Although this trend is only a few years old, the Uber and Lyft rideshare services have made a big mark on short-distance travel in Maryland. Just like other passenger vehicles, these cars are often involved in serious motor vehicle accidents that can cause innocent victims to suffer tremendously for years down the road. If you have been the victim of an Uber or Lyft accident in the state of Maryland, the skilled legal team at the Ruben Law Firm can help you identify the proper channels for seeking compensation. Contact our firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.
How are Ridesharing Accidents Caused?
Uber and Lyft drivers are typically not professionally trained drivers in the same way that other driving professionals are. Just about anyone can sign up to become an Uber or Lyft driver, meaning that they are not used to being responsible for strangers in their vehicles. When Uber and Lyft drivers fail to follow the rules of the road or are otherwise negligent, they can cause serious accidents. Of course, driver negligence is one of the leading causes of car accidents across the country. While this is a major component, negligence can be combined with other issues. Some of the dangerous actions that can lead to Uber/Lyft accidents may include:
- Texting while driving
- Using other electronic devices while driving
- Disregarding traffic signs/signals
- Drunk/drugged driving
- Excessive speeding/reckless driving
- Driving distracted
- Driving drowsy
- Poor weather conditions
What should I do after an accident in an Uber or Lyft?
If you have been involved in an Uber or Lyft accident, whether as the car?s passenger or not, it is critical to document everything you can in the direct aftermath of the accident. Be sure to keep any communications between you and the driver, taking screenshots of any strange messages, company responses, photographing your injuries and the scene of the incident, collecting contact information and testimonials from all involved parties and witnesses, and reporting the incident to the police. It is important that you do not speak directly to the driver, their insurance company, or to any other representatives at Uber or Lyft. Also, it is beneficial to avoid posting anything related to the accident on social media, as this may hurt your case. One final note to be aware of is that in Maryland, you are required to file your claim within 3 years of the date of the accident to meet the statute of limitations.
Contact the Ruben Law Firm
If you or a loved done has been seriously injured in a Maryland Uber or Lyft accident, it is essential that you take your legal options into consideration. The legal team at the Ruben Law Firm has decades of experience proudly serving clients in the area who have suffered from injuries at the hand of others. We are ready to help you recover the compensation you are entitled to. For quality legal representation when it matters most, contact the Ruben Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.