What Should I Not Do After a Rideshare Accident?

Being involved in a rideshare accident can be a distressing experience. While it’s important to know what to do in such circumstances, it’s equally important to understand what not to do. Avoiding these common missteps can significantly impact the outcome of your case and help safeguard your rights.

Leaving the Scene Too Soon

Regardless of how minor the accident may seem, it’s important not to leave the scene before law enforcement arrives. This might cause:

  • Inability to gather crucial evidence or information.
  • Missed opportunity to document the accident correctly in a police report.

Neglecting Medical Attention

Skipping immediate medical attention can:

  • Make it harder to link your injuries to the accident.
  • Potentially exacerbate your injuries. Some injuries may not be apparent immediately after the crash.

Admitting Fault or Apologizing

While it may seem like the polite thing to do, saying “I’m sorry” can be interpreted as admitting fault. Refrain from making any statements that could be construed as accepting blame.

Not Reporting the Accident to the Rideshare Company

Whether you are a passenger or the other driver, failing to report the accident to the rideshare company can hinder your ability to claim compensation later.

Talking to the Insurance Company Without Legal Representation

Communicating with any insurance provider without a lawyer can lead to:

  • Unintentionally providing information that might be used against you.
  • Accepting a quick, low-value settlement without fully understanding the worth of your claim.

Not Gathering Adequate Evidence

Pictures of the accident scene, witness information, and documentation of injuries are vital. Overlooking these can weaken your case.

Not Consulting an Attorney

Navigating through the complex landscape of rideshare accident laws can be challenging. Consulting an attorney can provide invaluable guidance.

If you need assistance after a rideshare accident, don’t hesitate to reach out to The Ruth Law Team at (888) 783-8378. We’re ready to support you during this challenging time. You can also visit us by appointment at one of our Florida Law Offices, Minnesota Law Offices, or Georgia Law Offices.

Remember, each case is unique, and the answers to every question can vary depending on your situation. It’s always advisable to consult with an attorney for accurate information. This FAQ is general information and not legal advice.