Most people don’t think about an Uber car accident when they step foot in the vehicle. You’re just trying to get from point A to B. If you experience the unexpected, take advice from Springer & Lyle on what to do after an Uber accident.
Contact Emergency Responders
Make sure police are there to write an accident report. You can have that as a record of what happened and what caused the accident. An ambulance should also be there to aid and/or transport those with injuries. Even if you don’t feel hurt, get medical attention anyway. It’s always good to be checked out and you could have something bruised or broken that’s not causing you any symptoms yet.
Start documenting information from the very beginning. As soon as you can write, take down notes on things you may forget. You may have to file a claim, be a defendant in court or act as a witness. Whatever the case, proof is your strongest asset. Some things you need to collect are:
- Police reports
- Witness information
- Damaged vehicle parts
- Medical records and bills
- Auto repair bills
- Photos of vehicles, the accident scene, injuries
Know How Insurance Works for an Uber Car Accident
Uber should have a liability policy for all driver partners in the United States. Uber drivers who own taxi or limo services should also have commercial insurance policies. And, drivers must also keep up with state requirements for their own auto insurance policies.
Talk to an Attorney
Call your attorney soon after speaking to police and getting medical attention. You need to consult them while the Uber car accident is fresh in your memory. They will review your information to let you know if you have a personal injury case. Whether you’re a driver or passenger, at fault or not, an attorney can help guide you to the best possible outcome.