My Uber Driver Got Into An Accident. What Do I Do?
Picture this: Your friends have invited you to a Friday night concert at a popular music venue. Rather than deal with pricey parking lots and long traffic lines, you decide to just take an Uber. (Plus, taking an Uber would allow you to drink responsibly at the concert, so it’s a win-win in your book!) As you’re on your way to the concert, the Uber you’re riding in is hit by another car and your Uber driver is in a crash. Suddenly, that safe Uber drive that you considered a cheaper alternative to parking fees or DUI fines is now costing you hundreds in medical bills and personal damages.
Turns out this scenario is more common than you think. So, what do you do if you find yourself injured due to an accident as a passenger in an Uber?
Follow these 5 steps:
- Get Medical Attention Right Away If Needed
Your health is important. If you’re in need of medical attention, please don’t wait to receive the care you need. In addition to being treated, receiving medical attention will ensure that you have documentation to present should you need to consult with a lawyer.
- Call The Police To Obtain A Report
If the drivers are busy exchanging information, take the initiative and call the police so that a report can be taken. This report can be helpful in the future if you need to build a personal injury case.
- Record Names & Contact Information
Be sure to ask for names, contact information, and insurance information for all drivers involved in the accident. Also, be sure to ask for contact information from any witnesses present. This information will also be useful in building a successful personal injury claim.
- Take Photos Of All Injuries & Damage
If you’ve sustained injuries during the accident, be sure to take photos of any bruising, redness, cuts, and scratches. Also, be sure to take photos from as many angles as possible of any personal belongings that were damaged during the accident.
- Contact Your Personal Injury Lawyer
While Uber does have an Accident Policy that allows insurance coverage up to $1 million in damages, this policy has many caveats and stipulations that can make it difficult to obtain. Typically the at-fault driver’s insurance will be used for claims, but problems can arise if the at-fault driver of the vehicle is uninsured or underinsured. A personal injury lawyer can help you determine the best legal route to take in this situation.
If you have been injured while riding as a passenger in a rideshare vehicle such as Uber, contact the Rocky Haire Injury Lawyersfor your FREE case evaluation. We never charge upfront fees, and you don’t pay a dime unless we win your case.