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Harrisburg Uber/Lyft Accident Attorneys
Metzger Wickersham Seeks to Hold Rideshare Companies and Drivers Accountable
The mere fact you can hire a driver with a few taps on your smartphone is an incredible modern convenience. In the last decade, mobile app technology has advanced by leaps and bounds and completely revolutionized how people get from point A to point B. Many prefer Uber and Lyft over hiring a taxi, because of convenience and a usually lower cost. However, these companies often hire undertrained or underexperienced drivers to meet the growing demand. The companies benefit from an increase in profits, but the passengers suffer the consequences of careless hiring practices.
When you request a ride from an Uber or Lyft app, you may not realize it, but you’re putting your life in someone else’s hands. Unlike a taxi, limo, or bus driver, ridesharing drivers do not undergo extensive training or require specific professional licenses. Their training is minimal; a clean driving record and a current Pennsylvania driver’s license is usually all it takes to set someone up as a rideshare driver in our state. You likely have implicit trust in your Uber or Lyft driver and don’t expect any incidents or mishaps will happen on the road, apart from perhaps taking the wrong exit on the freeway. But accidents can and do occur.
Ridesharing giants Uber and Lyft vigorously defend their drivers and often deny or underpay claims made by passengers, which is why you’ll need the experience and legal knowledge of our Harrisburg Uber and Lyft accident lawyers to help you gain the compensation you need to recover. Our rideshare accident attorneys at Metzger Wickersham are highly experienced in handling all vehicle accident cases, and understand these are difficult to litigate, but we have a proven track record of negotiating high settlements as well as winning jury verdicts on our clients’ behalf.
Metzger Wickersham helps the injured and is prepared to help you after an Uber or Lyft accident. Contact our attorneys at (888) 286-2850 if you’ve been injured in a rideshare accident.
Seek Justice and Compensation After a Rideshare Accident
Vehicle accidents can cause devastating injuries necessitating ongoing medical care. You may find your medical care is becoming cost-prohibitive, and on top of it, you are losing wages from taking off so much time from your job. As the medical bills continue to pile up, it’s important to get in touch with an experienced lawyer who has the skills and resources to maximize your claim.
If you’ve been injured in a ridesharing accident, take the following steps:
- Call 9-1-1 for emergency medical treatment
- Keep documents detailing your diagnosis and treatment from medical professionals, as well as itemized receipts
- Ask for a copy of any existing police reports or documentation related to your accident
- Take screenshots of your ride receipt
- If you are able to, take photos of the accident scene
- Contact an experienced attorney
By collecting as much evidence as possible, it will make your claim that much stronger. Our attorneys can develop a customized strategy to ensure we have a strong approach to fight against insurance companies, who often vigorously try to protect their drivers from litigation. If you are offered a settlement payout from an Uber or Lyft insurance representative, do not accept it without first having an experienced rideshare accident attorney look over the terms and conditions, which may or may not be 100% fair. You should know, though, that insurance companies are notorious for lowballing those who file claims, which makes it all the more important to retain experienced legal representation.
Call Metzger Wickersham at (888) 286-2850 for a free consultation before you accept a settlement offer from an insurance company.