Getting into an accident can be overwhelming for anyone. You’re shaken up, your adrenaline may be pumping and you have to remember what to do next. There is identification and insurance info to be collected, police to be called and damages to figure out. It’s no surprise that it throws people for a loop. What’s even more confusing is figuring out what to do when you’re involved in an Uber accident.
That’s why we’ve written some helpful steps to keep in mind if you ever find yourself in an Uber crash.
What Should I Do Now?
Many of these steps you should take after an Uber crash are no different than in a private car. Your first priority should be to call 911 if needed and seek out medical attention. You may feel fine and think you have no injuries. However, it’s best to get any injuries ruled out by an experienced medical professional. Some injuries may not be immediately obvious and getting an evaluation will protect you in case they appear later.
Next up, you need to get all the information that you can. These include:
- The name of your driver and their insurance information
- The contact and insurance information for any other drivers/passengers involved
- Contact information for any witnesses who observed the accident take place
The more information you’re able to receive, the better. Be sure to take pictures of the scene of the crash as well. Everything you collect now will strengthen your case if you need to pursue legal action.
Whose Insurance Pays in an Uber Accident?
This is where things get a little bit confusing. Uber is still a relatively new business and some of the issues are still being worked out. Uber has a liability policy that covers up to $1 million for bodily injury or damages to passengers or third parties.
There are a number of rules and restrictions that come along with Uber’s liability policy. It can be difficult to get them to pay out, even when the Uber driver is at fault. The last thing you want to do is become injured and not know who will be paying for your medical bills.
While we recommend seeking out a car accident attorney anytime you are injured in a car crash, it’s even more important with Uber. This is a new and complex area of insurance and injury coverage. An Uber accident attorney can help you navigate the legal process. An Uber crash attorney can help ensure that you receive the maximum compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Contact Brooks Law Group
If you’ve been injured in an Uber accident, you don’t have to go through it alone. Our attorneys and staff are experienced in rideshare accidents, and we are here to help you get back on your feet. It’s our mission to provide the best experience possible to everyone who walks through our doors.
Call our offices at (800) LAW-3030 or fill out our online case evaluation form today to receive your free consultation. Unless we win your case, you won’t owe us anything. If you’re looking to receive the compensation you deserve, Look to Brooks!