WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE INJURED IN AN UBER ACCIDENT
More and more people are turning to Uber to help get them from one location to another. In many cases, it is faster and cheaper than a taxi, and more convenient. If you use Uber and find yourself involved in an auto accident that has injured you, there are certain steps you should take. These steps can help you to build a personal injury case, ultimately helping you to get the compensation you are entitled to for your injuries. Here is what you should do if you are injured in an Uber accident.
Obtain Driver Insurance Information
When you are injured in an Uber accident, one of the first things you will want to do is obtain driver insurance information. This includes information for both parties involved in the accident. You will want to obtain their driver’s license information as well. If you have a cell phone, simply take out your cell phone and snap pictures of the driver’s drivers licenses, insurance information and license plates. And while you’re at it, snap a few pictures of the accident scene as well.
Obtain Witness Information
If any witnesses stop following the accident, be sure to get their information, such as their name, phone number and home address. If you are injured, fault may become a key factor. Witnesses can help to show whether the Uber driver or the other driver may have been at fault for the accident. This is important as it may affect who should be sued and why.
Get a Medical Evaluation
If you are injured in an Uber accident, be sure to get a medical evaluation. Many people make the mistake of putting it off, thinking they will feel better in a few days. Being seen right away helps to tie the injuries directly to the accident and helps to ensure that your injuries are not worse than you may think they are.
Talk to a Personal Injury Attorney
If you are injured in an Uber accident you can sue Uber and your Uber driver for loss of past and future wages as well as past, current and future medical expenses caused by the accident. Unfortunately, Uber driver’s personal insurance will often deny claims. Personal insurance often does not provide coverage if a driver is engaged in a driving-for-pay situation. As such, you will want to speak with a personal injury attorney. They can help you determine whether you have a viable case and who and how to file your case if the driver does not have the right type of insurance.
If you are injured in an Uber accident, Mukerji Law Firm can help you. We specialize in personal injury cases caused by auto accidents, including those that involve Uber. We help to make sure all of our clients get a fair settlement amount for their injuries. Contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation with us.