Uber and other rideshare companies are a great way to get around, and even provide a safe way home when you've been drinking. However, despite its many benefits, Uber drivers are still human (for the most part), but what if your Uber driver gets into an accident? Here's what you should do.
#1: Don't Leave the Scene—Stay There & Call the Police
Trade insurance information with the Uber driver. Uber has a company insurance policy that covers any injuries, pain, or suffering you may experience as a result of the accident. Also, leaving the scene without contacting the police may leave you vulnerable to legal action later.
#2: Take Pictures of All Vehicles Involved in the Uber Accident
Take pictures of the front, back, and both sides of the vehicle. Take close-up and medium shots of any damaged areas, including the hood, the windshield, and the doors. Take a picture of any dangerous features the environment too—blind turns, trees blocking road signs, things like that.
#3: Make Sure You AND the Uber Driver Report the Accident to Uber
Don't trust that the Uber driver will do it on their own. You should report it to Uber to make sure your story is made part of the record.
#4: Call an Experienced Uber Accident Attorney
If you've been hurt or harmed in any way, your claim ought to include everything you'll need to recover. The only way you'll develop a thorough claim is with the help of an experienced McAllen Uber accident attorney. The award-winning legal advocates at 956 Abogada have the skills, knowledge, and resources to file an Uber accident claim on your behalf. While you focus on recovering, we'll help make sure your claim accounts for every penny you need to move forward.
Call (956) 232-2349 or contact our McAllen Uber accident lawyers online to get a free consultation. Learn about your options and how we may be able to help you get the money you need to recover in peace.