Uber, and many services such as this, has changed the way people travel in recent years. Rather than driving their car or bike, or heading to public transportation, Uber has allowed many to wait in front of their homes and call up a ride.
Of course, this has made many people’s life convenient and provided many Uber drivers with a source of income. However, as a passenger, what happens if your Uber ride gets into an accident? Other than getting into an accident, do you know what you should do as a passenger if you ever get into such a situation?
Here’s what you should be doing after an Uber accident:
Check Your Injuries
Whether you’re in an Uber or your car, you need to be checking for injuries. If you find that you’re severely injured, try to contact an ambulance immediately. Otherwise, someone else would’ve reached the ambulance for you if they see that you’re severely injured. Only after you’ve phoned up the ambulance should you attempt to do anything else.
If you can still move around and is waiting for the ambulance to arrive, try to walk around and take photos of the accident. Take as many pictures as you can, capturing as many details as possible. The images should include the Uber ride you were in, and any other cars involved in the accident. That way, you give yourself solid evidence to start an Uber accident claim.
You can also talk to any bystander around and ask if they witnessed the accident. Ask for their contact, so that you and your solicitor can contact them later for further details about how the disaster unfolded.
In today’s era, there are cameras everywhere. Try and gather as much video footage as possible that captured the crash from the moment it started. This material will also act as evidence to back up your Uber accident claim. However, if you don’t know how to gather such evidence, your solicitor can do that for you.
Talk with a Solicitor
Before you go ahead with the claim, find yourself a personal injury solicitor. If you have one with you, describe at your best what happened before, during, and after the accident. Show all the evidence you’ve collected, as well. From all these, the solicitor can help you determine whether or not your case is worth claiming. If you do have a case, then you can begin with the claim.
In most cases, your solicitor will be representing you. Should you lose the case, you don’t have to pay anything. Otherwise, you pay a fee for winning the case.
In conclusion, when you do get into an Uber accident, gather as much evidence as possible. Only this way can you have a solid foundation for your claim. With the help of a solicitor, you can be sure that when you win, you will be fully compensated for all the injuries and losses you experienced because of the accident.
If you are looking for help with car accident injury claims after an accident, get in touch with us to see how we can help.