Uber Accident Lawyer
Many of us hop into an Uber or other rideshare vehicle without giving it a second thought. But what happens if that vehicle is involved in an accident while you’re inside? You’ll need an Uber accident lawyer to handle your case.
Taking on a major corporation like Uber isn’t easy, but with an experienced personal injury attorney by your side, you’re far more likely to receive the justice you deserve. Our injury attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience in complex litigation. Along the way, we’ve helped our clients recover over $100,000,000 in compensation.
What To Do If You’re Injured in an Uber Accident
When in an Uber, you likely sit in the backseat, unaware of what’s going on outside, maybe checking your texts or emails and relaxing. However, your mindless ride can take a turn if the driver gets into an accident. Especially if you’re injured.
If an accident occurs during your Uber ride, you should take the following steps:
- Call the police and report the accident. This is standard practice after any car accident.
- Take inventory of your injuries and determine if you need emergency treatment.
- Get your driver’s contact information, including his or her insurance information, rideshare insurance information, and their driver’s license number.
- Get the contact information of any witnesses to the accident.
- Work with the police to complete the accident report. Make sure their report documents that you were a passenger in the car.
- Take photos of the scene of the accident.
- Take a screenshot of your Uber app to prove you were a passenger at the time of the accident.
- If you have minor injuries, seek medical treatment after leaving the scene. Make sure to obtain detailed medical records and keep all invoices and receipts for any treatment.
Whose Insurance Policy Is Responsible for Your Injuries?
If you’re injured in an Uber accident, the answer as to whose insurance policy is responsible for your injuries can be complicated. While all drivers must carry their insurance, Uber also provides insurance coverage.
When a driver picks up a passenger, Uber provides $1 million in liability coverage to cover any injuries or damages suffered in a potential accident.
If the Uber driver was not at-fault in the accident, then the other driver’s insurance may cover your injuries and damages. If it does not, Uber has a $1 million uninsured and underinsured motorist policy to cover your expenses.
These scenarios are complicated and trying to deal with Uber on your own can be intimidating. It’s hard enough to get a fair settlement from an insurance company, but it can be even more difficult – and require more evidence and negotiating – when dealing with a large corporation’s insurance company. Because of this, it’s essential to hire an experienced Uber accident lawyer who is familiar with Florida’s rideshare laws to represent you.