Uber and similar ridesharing services like Lyft and Curb have fundamentally changed the way we get around and made life easier for millions of people in Atlanta and around the world. Uber drivers can get into accidents just like anyone else, however, and people who suffer injuries in crashes involving Ubers often are confused as to what to do next. Do you contact Uber? Should you deal directly with the other driver? Does it make a difference if you were an Uber passenger or in another vehicle?
If you’ve been hurt in an Uber accident as a passenger, motorist, bicyclist, pedestrian, or in any other capacity, the first thing you should do is take a deep breath. Accidents involving Uber drivers are fundamentally the same as accidents involving other vehicles. One major difference is that if the driver was waiting for a ride, on his or her way to pick up a passenger, or actually providing a ride, chances are that you’ll be able to make a claim on Uber’s $1 million insurance policy.
We discuss below some of the things you should do after an Uber accident to protect your legal rights. For advice regarding your specific case, call us today to speak with an injury lawyer in Gwinnett.
Be sure to get the name of the Uber driver and his or her license plate number as well as the same information from any other drivers who were involved. Ask eyewitnesses for contact information and take pictures of the aftermath of the accident.
Seek Medical Attention
You should always see a doctor after any type of car accident, even if medical personnel told you that you didn’t need emergency medical care. The severity of your injuries may not be apparent for a few days after your accident, and it’s important that you start treatment as soon as possible. Furthermore, the insurance company is certainly going to want to see documentation of your injuries, and waiting to get medical attention could hurt your chances of getting the compensation you deserve.
Document Your Recovery
Keep notes of the way your injuries are affecting you after your accident. Examples of the kinds of things to document include problems sleeping, pain, feeling of anxiety or depression, and times that your injuries prevent you from engaging in activities in which you would have normally engaged.
Call a Lawyer as Soon as You Can
Finally, you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as you can after an accident with an Uber driver. An attorney will evaluate your claim, determine against whom you may be able to file a claim, and represent you throughout the process of recovering compensation.
Injured in Uber Accident? Call Us Today to Schedule a Free Consultation With a Gwinnett County Personal Injury Attorney
Accidents caused by negligent Uber drivers can leave innocent victims with extremely serious injuries. At Brauns Law, we are committed to helping injured victims recover compensation and will review the facts of your case for free. To schedule your free case evaluation with a personal injury lawyer in Gwinnett County, call Brauns Law today at (404) 418-8244 or contact us online.