What happens if I am injured in an Uber?
While it is a good rule of thumb after any accident, it is especially important if injured in an accident while riding in an Uber, a vehicle hit by an Uber, or as a pedestrian hit by an Uber to document, document, document. Make sure you obtain the Uber driver’s contact information, ideally from an unexpired drivers license. Make sure also to obtain his or her insurance information, photos of any damage and any injuries, and the names and contact information of any witnesses. Take note of what was occurring with regard to the driver’s Uber app at the time of the collision as this can impact the availability of insurance coverage provided by Uber. Was the drive en route to pick up a passenger? Was the driver bringing a passenger to his or her destination? If neither, did the driver have the Uber app open?
If you are injured while riding in an Uber, save everything. Take a screenshot of all information related to your Uber ride, including any correspondence with the driver, any notifications related to the ride, and your receipt. Make sure to verify that all of the information in the app is correct, such as the driver’s photo and the license plate, if you didn’t do so already at the start of the drive. Avoid making statements about the incident except to first responders. Write down any statements that you remember being made by your driver or anyone else involved in the accident. After getting medical attention for any injuries, protect your rights by speaking with an Uber accident attorney as soon as possible.
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