News & opinion Episode #6: What happens when you are in an Uber or Lyft car accident?

Episode #6: What happens when you are in an Uber or Lyft car accident?

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shley

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iguez : 0:34

elcome to b

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king do

n the l

. I’m

shley. Ste

t J Guss : 0:37

Hey,

shley. It's me, Ste

t

shley

od

iguez : 0:39 Ho

e you doing tod

y? Ste

t J Guss : 0:41

I’m doing p

etty good. So I got

question fo

shley. Ho

did you get to

o

k tod

y?

shley

od

iguez : 0:46 I lked f

om my bed

oom to my office. Ste

t J Guss : 0:51

ll

ight, the sec

et's out

nd this is still du

ing the COVID situ

tion. So

e'

e

eco

ding these f

om home. But h

ve you eve

t

ken

n Ube

o

Lyft to get to

o

k?

shley

od

iguez : 1:02

ctu

lly I h

ve Ste

t J Guss : 1:04

it

h

t

bout to go out m

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b o club

t night?

shley

od

iguez : 1:08 Oh, definitely, then th

t’s ho

I get home bec

use I don’t d

ink

nd d

ive. Ste

t J Guss : 1:12

yep s

me he

e, Ube

nd Lyft. They’

e

bsolutely

onde

ful. It’s

g

e

t development in mode

n society

nd tnspo

t

tion, but the

e

e

couple of p

oblems

ith them.

nd

couple of things people need to kno

.

nd I unde

st

nd you nt to t

lk to me

bout th

t tod

y?

shley

od

iguez : 1:26

Yes, Ube

nd Lyft. They’

e popul

idesh

e comp

nies, but

h

t ex

ctly is

idesh

e? comp

ny? Ste

t J Guss : 1:34

So it’s so

t of

n evolution of

h

t

t

xi h

s

h

t

t

xi c

b but

ideshe is

little bit diffe

ent. In th

t it, you kno

, it so

t of t

kes out the middlem

n. So Ube

nd Lyft

e b

sic

lly soft

e pl

tfo

ms th

t put people

ho h

ve c

s

nd

ho

e

illing to d

ive togethe

ith people

ho need

ived

nd e

illing to p

y fo

it. Th

t's b

sic

lly

h

t ideshe comp

nies

nd it

e

lly is them Mode

n evolution in

digit

lly connected Society of ho

people c

n get, you kno

,

nothe

option fo

people to get f

om point

to point B, home f

om the club s

fely

hen you've h

d too m

ny fi

eb

ll shots.

shley

od

iguez : 2:15

Ye

h, those fi

eb

lls

ill get you

Ste

t J Guss : 2:18

nd the only thing th

t

e h

ve to be e of is th

t

nytime you h

ve people behind the

heel of

c

ccidents c

n h

ppen.

ight? So one of the things th

t, you kno

, th

t

e’ve noticed

ith Ubend Lyft, bec

use it’s such

el

tively ne

,

ne

10 ye

s, you kno

,

spect of t

nspo

t

tion. The

e e

lot of questions people h

ve

nd

lot of misunde

st

ndings e

bout

h

t the li

bility is

h

t to do

fte

ck.

nd th

t’s

hy bec

use my bumpe

e

lly focuses

l

ge p

t of ou

pctice on Ubend Lyft

nd

ideshe c

ses. I’m h

ppy to she you knoh

t

e knond give ou

listene

s

fe

tips. If they do h

ve Th

t unfo

tun

te incident.

shley

od

iguez : 3:02

So

h

t steps h

ve someone t

ke

fte Lyft

ccident?

Ste

t J Guss : 3:07

ell, the most impo

t

nt thing,

ctu

lly, it’s

e

lly no diffe

ent th

n if you’

e in

ny othe

c

ccident, you need to check

nd see if

nyone’s he

d.

nd if someone is hu

t, obviously, c

ll 911. T

ke c

e of eme

gency medic

l

ssist

nce. Fi

st

nd fo

emost, if you'

e in the middle of the

o

d, you need to get some

he

e s

fe to do th

t, get out of the

y, go to

o

k s

fe, bec

use the one thing th

t

e don’t

nt to h

ve is

second

y

eck. Bec

use the fi

st

eck h

s blocked tffic.

nd then the thi

d thing th

t you

e

lly

nt to do

g

in, it’s no diffe

ent th

n

ny othe

c

ccident. You

bsolutely positively h

ve to c

ll the police

nd it p

tiently fo

them to come out

nd investig

te the

ccident.

nd m

ke su

e th

t you get

police

epo

t.

nd th

t's going to be t

ue

hethe

you

e

p

ssenge

In ive

o

list, o

if you've been hit by Ube

o

Lyft. D

ive

,

shley

od

iguez : 4:07 does th

t m

ke

diffe

ence if th

t Ube

nd Lyft d

ive

h

d

p

ssengeith them too Ste

t J Guss : 4:13

it

ctu

lly does

nd the y th

t insu

nce cove

ge, you kno

, the good ne

s is Ube

nd Lyft.

nd

ll

ideshe comp

nies h

ve insunce covege on thei

d

ive

s.

nd th

t insu

nce is the

e to p

otect not only thei

p

ssenge

s in the event th

t

p

ssenge

is inju

ed, but th

t covege is

lso the

e to p

otect

nd to cove

othe

people

ho m

y be hit by

n Ube

o Lyft d

ive

ho’s d

iving negligently. It's

e

lly so

t of

complic

ted situ

tion. So fo

ex

mple, the

mount of cove

ge in pl

ce

hethe

n Ube

o If d

ive

h

s

p

ssenge

in the c, ohethe

they

e d

iving ound, iting to pick up

p

ssenge

, the

mount of insunce covege c

n diffe

. So, you kno

,

e just h

d

conve

s

tion,

e just did

podc

st

bout contingency fee.

nd the f

ct th

t consult

tions

ith ou

fi

m

nd most

eput

ble pe

son

l inju

y l

fi

ms e f

ee. The best thing you c

n do if you'

e inju

ed in

n Ube

o

Lyft

ccident, is find

l

fi

m th

t

e

lly focuses

nd does

lot of these types of c

ses. Get them on the phone, tell them

h

t's going on.

sk you

questions,

nd m

ke su

e you kno

h

t's going on befo

e you t

lk to

ny Ube

o

Lyft

ep

esent

tive ony insunce cl

ims pe

son.

shley

od

iguez : 5:49

Th

t m

kes sense. So

ho's

e

lly

esponsible in the

ccident though? Is it thei

insu

nce o

is it the pe

son th

t's d

iving?

Ste

t J Guss : 5:58 So th

t’s

ve

y, ve

y good question.

nd it c

n vy

little bit f

om st

te to st

te in te

ms of

ho's

ctu

lly going to be sued. So fo

ex

mple, I don't nt to go too f off topic, but it Louisi

n

it's something c

lled

di

ect

ction st

te. So if the

e's

pe

son

l inju

y cl

im, pl

intiffs in Louisi

n

, fo lge pt, c

n

ctu

lly sue the insu

nce comp

ny di

ectly. In Tex

s, fo

ex

mple, th

t’s not the c

se. You

ctu

lly h

ve to sue the pe

son th

t hit you. So the

ns

e

to you

question,

nd I love doing this, bec

use eve

ything is

l

ys mo

e complic

ted th

n it needs to be

hen you’

e t

lking to

lye

,

ight. So the

ns

e

to you

question is

little bit complic

ted. Ultim

tely, the d

ive

th

t c

used the

ccident is the one

ho’s

esponsible, but the

e

l question you nt to

sk is

ho's

esponsible fo

p

ying the d

m

ges,

ight, bec

use th

t's

e

lly

h

t the bottom line is

t Th

t's

hy it’s so impo

t

nt to t

lk to

goobe

o

Lyft

ccident lye

. Bec

use ultim

tely it m

y be the Ube

o

the left o

thei

c

ie

s th

t

e

esponsible fo

those d

m

ges. But you’

e not going to kno

unless you

sk the

ight questions of the

ight people

nd get the info

m

tion th

t you need.

shley

od

iguez : 7:18

Ye

h, definitely, this is not you

typic

l

ccidents

little mo

e complic

ted. So you nt to m

ke su

e th

t you’

e getting the

ight

ecove

y.

Ste

t J Guss : 7:27 Ye

h, so th

t's

hy you

nt to m

ke su

e th

t, you kno

, the

e e

lot of benefits to t

lking to

n Ube

o

Lyft

ccident lye

. It’s

ve

y complic

ted situ

tion f

om the st

ndpoint of the inju

ed pe

son. But th

t's

h

t

e’

e he

e fo

to help so

t things out to cle

the cob

ebs out of the situ

tion, b

ing clity

nd hopefully

e

lly m

ke

big diffe

ence in te

ms of the ultim

te

ecove

y.

shley

od

iguez : 7:51

ll

ight, Ste

t,

h

t is the numbe

one tip you

ould

ecommend if you

e

e inju

ed

s

idesh

e? p

ssenge

?

Ste

t J Guss : 7:59 Ye

h.

bsolutely mo

e th

n just giving you

tip I’m going to give you

nd ou

listene

s

v

lu

ble piece of info

m

tion.

ssuming th

t you

e

e in the b

ck of the lift

nd Ube

,

nd not pl

ying the b

gpipes o

d

ncing

ound, o

, you kno

, p

cticing you

estling moves

ith you

college buddy. This is the most impo

t

nt thing you need to do if you'

e inju

ed

s

p

ssenge

in ideshe

ccident.

g

in, b

gpipes

side, if you

left o

you

Ube

d

ive

s the one

t f

ult th

t you h

ve

cl

im

g

inst him o

het th

t Ube

nd Lyft insu

nce cove

ge. If it’s the othe

d

ive

th

t

s

f

ult

nd m

ybe

e ended you

Ube

c, then they'

e going to be

t f

ult, but this is the one thing you need to kno

if you'

e

p

ssenge

in

c

nd you don't h

ve you

h

nds on the

heel

nd you don’t h

ve you

feet on the ped

ls. It's eithe

going to be you

d

ive

s f

ult o

the othe

s. f

ult, but it's not going to be you

f

ult. So you h

ve no

isk in te

ms of cont

cting the lye

getting the medic

l t

e

tment DN

fo

you

inju

ies

nd m

king

cl

im. I guess my fin

l tip is le

ve the b

gpipes

t home.

shley

od

iguez : 9:16

definitely le

ve those

t home. But th

t b

ings up

n inte

esting topic question inste

d of just

ide sh

e.

h

t if you’

e

p

ssenge

in

f

iend’s c

nd h

ve does th

t go? Ste

t J Guss : 9:29

s

me ide

, th

t might be

g

e

t conve

s

tion fo

nothe

podc

st episode, but it’s the ex

ct s

me ide

nd I’ll go one step fu

the

. The

e e often times th

t

e

ep

esent f

milies

he

e the d

d m

ybe is d

iving the c, he c

uses

c

ccident,

nd m

ybe his

ife

nd m

ybe

kid o

t

o

e

lso inju

ed. It v

ies f

om st

te to st

te, but fo

ex

mple, in Tex

s, the

e's no immunity the

e. So

ife

nd child

en c

n

ctu

lly m

ke

cl

im

g

inst the d

d. They'

e still f

iends. They still love e

ch othe

. But it's

y to be

ble to m

ke

ecove

y f

om the f

mily's insunce policy to m

ke su

e th

t

e get the d

m

ges

nd medic

l bills p

id fo

fo

eve

yone else th

t

s inju

ed. It's e

lly good question. Like I s

id, you might nt to jot th

t do

n fo topic fonothe

podc

st.

shley

od

iguez : 10:19

Yes, I think so. Th

nk you fo

listening to b

e

king do

n the l

nd if you

e in

n

ccident involving

n Ube

o

Lyft, ple

se cont

ct Ste

t J Guss.

nd

e

ould love to

ns

e

you

questions. No fee, no oblig

tion at 281-783-3934

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