Frequently Asked Questions about Rideshare Accidents
Question: Should I call an attorney after an accident involving an Uber driver?
Answer: Yes, it’s good idea to contact an attorney when you have been involved in an accident with a ridesharing service, especially if there has been a lot of damage or if you have been seriously hurt or injured. Insurance coverage for Uber and Lyft drivers vary and can be complex depending on what status the driver was in when the accident occurred. Additionally, the driver’s insurance may not cover the accident if they did not indicate to their insurance company that they use their vehicle as part of a job or ridesharing contract. Either way, it is important that you have competent representation in these cases to get the most compensation to pay for your injuries and damage to your property.
Question: I was hurt because of an accident involving an Uber driver. What do I do?
Answer: First and foremost, seek medical attention. Your health and safety is of primary concern. Follow the advice of first responders that will show up at your accident scene. If you are able, get contact information from the other driver as well as witnesses. Take pictures of the accident scene which will include the vehicles and the surrounding area. The local police should provide you with a case number that will have more information about the accident scene. Make sure you get that. Afterwards, if you have serious injuries and/or damage to your vehicle, it is highly recommended that you retain a personal injury attorney. He will be able to represent your best interest against the insurance companies that will be working to minimize the amount of financial liability. A good personal injury attorney like Attorney Javier Marcos will ensure that you get the medial attention that you need today and in the future plus get compensated properly for all your loss.
Question: Can I sue Uber for a car accident involving one of their drivers?
Answer: Uber has different ways they handle their drivers and injury claims that come up when one of their drivers gets into an accident. Drivers are contracted people that are required to maintain their own insurance in the event of an accident. Also, it depends upon the “status” that the Uber driver was in when the accident occurred. It may become complicated or difficult to get reimbursed when an accident occurs with an Uber driver. It’s a good idea to hire an experienced personal injury attorney in these cases so that you can recover as much as possible and know what you should or should not do.