Learn the Important Steps to Take if You Are Involved in an Uber Accident in the Riverside Area
Most people know the basic steps to take if they are involved in a car accident, but they do not always know what actions they should take if they are involved in an Uber or Lyft accident. Read on to get the facts and then contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 for a free legal consultation with a Riverside personal injury attorney.
Notify the Police of the Accident
Do not assume that the Uber driver is going to report the accident. If there were any injuries – no matter how minor – or there was property damage, then the police should be notified. Depending on the seriousness of the injuries and/or the property damage, the police might or might not come to the scene. Either way, a police report will be issued and this is essential to your case.
Notify Uber of the Accident
If the Uber driver was on duty at the time of the accident, then it is likely that Uber’s insurance policy is the one that will be paying out your claim. That is good news because their policy offers up to $1 million in coverage, which means it is very likely that the total cost of your damages will be covered by the policy. However, Uber needs to be notified to get this coverage.
Document as Much as You Can About the Accident
As is true of any car accident, if you are injured in an Uber accident then you will want to document it and get as much evidence as possible. Take photos of injuries and property damage. Get the contact information of all involved parties. Request that witnesses provide contact information as well. Note the time of day, where the sun was, the weather, and anything else that could be relevant to the case.
Get Medical Care
Even if you believe your injury is minor, it is important to have a doctor look at it. Whatever their advice is, you must follow it. If you chose not to do so, then you can count on the insurance company to claim that you were not as injured as you say you were, or that you would not have been as injured if you had followed medical advice.
Talk to a Personal Injury Attorney
You should not be taking care of this on your own. An attorney can help assure your case is properly handled and that all of your damages are included. To get the process started, contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 for a free legal consultation.