Everything You Should Know About Uber Accidents

December 1, 2021
Everything You Should Know About Uber Accidents

Undoubtedly, ridesharing businesses such as Uber have altered the way people navigate cities. Every day a lot of people use Uber to commute to their destination since it is very convenient. Most Uber riders reach their desired place without collision. But sometimes, Uber drivers have been involved in several accidents, and many Uber passengers have been injured when their vehicle is hit by another vehicle. 

Uber is very much aware that collisions may occur, that’s why it has large insurance coverages in place to cover Uber accident claims. Passengers, other motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, and many others have received Uber accident settlement amounts that cover all of their medical bills as well as other short and long term damages caused by an accident involving a negligent Uber driver or a negligent driver who hits their Uber over the years.

What Happens Following an Uber Auto Accident?

An Uber accident's aftermath can be confusing and frightening. It may be difficult to take immediate action. However, the actions you take immediately following the vehicle accident can have a significant impact on the overall amount of compensation you receive and the time it takes for you to receive your settlement check. The earlier you can document all of your losses, property destruction, and subsequent expenses, the simpler it will be to negotiate for a reasonable settlement amount.

First, if you're physically able, document the collision scene before leaving the site. Here are the things to document in the accident site:

  • Date and time of the accident
  • The accident's location
  • All drivers' full names and contact information are required.
  • Information on all drivers' licenses and registrations
  • Insurance information for all drivers involved in the accident
  • Make a note of everything you saw prior to, during, and after the accident.
  • A copy of the police accident report, as well as the full name of the responding officer

Now, get medical treatment right away to make sure you haven't sustained any life-threatening injuries. The vehicle insurance company may argue that the accident was not the principal cause of your injuries if you postpone treatment. As a result, it's critical to get medical help as soon as possible after an Uber accident.

You must inform Uber once you've obtained medical help. Inform them that you were a passenger in an accident with one of their rideshare drivers and request details on your driver's Uber insurance.

Contact a ridesharing lawyer before contacting the insurance company after you've obtained the necessary insurance details from Uber. A lawyer can assist you in navigating the settlement process and documenting all current symptoms, medical treatment, lost wages, and other losses associated with your case.

Property Damage Liability

Property damage from a car accident is covered by the insurance company of the car that caused the collision, providing there are no issues. Collision coverage, on the other hand, covers damage to your own property. Property damage liability coverage is intended to shield the responsible party from having to pay for repairs to any other vehicles that the reckless driver damages.

As a result, if you are part of an Uber accident and your car is damaged, the Uber property damage liability coverage can be used to cover those damages and assist with car repairs.

Bodily Damage Coverage

Uber's bodily damage insurance covers the injuries sustained by the rider involved in the collision and has a limit per person as well as an overall accident. The "aggregate" limit per occurrence is often referred to as the per-accident incident.

If you or your loved ones got injured in a Uber accident, contact the Ridesharing Attorney in CT

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