When you get into an Uber, you expect to get to your destination safely. But it is not risk-free to travel in a rideshare vehicle.
Our Washington Uber accident attorneys understand how exhausting and debilitating injuries that you suffer in an Uber car accident can be.
If you’ve been in a ride-share accident, you could file a lawsuit if you were an Uber accident passenger.
At Kapuza Lighty Accident Injury Lawyers, we give every case the attention and dedication it deserves. Contact us online or call (509) 866-4166 today for a free consultation. We can help you file your claim.
Will Insurance Cover My Injuries?
You can recover for your losses through an insurance claim if you were a passenger in an Uber accident. And depending on the circumstances, you may be able to file suit against Uber’s insurance company or one of the drivers.
Uber’s Insurance Policies
If you experienced injuries after an accident in an Uber, one option might be to use Uber’s liability insurance policy.
If the other driver does not have insurance or does not have enough coverage for the entire amount of your losses, then you should look into Uber’s uninsured and underinsured motorist policy.
Under Washington law, Uber must provide at least $1 million in liability coverage for death, personal injury, or property damage that takes place during a ride. They must also provide $1 million in underinsured motorist coverage while an Uber carries a passenger.
The Drivers’ Insurance Policies
You may also be able to have your damages covered by the liability insurance policy of the other drivers. Drivers for Uber are required to have regular auto insurance coverage in Washington. And the insurance of the other (non-Uber) driver may come into play if that driver was responsible for the accident.
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Steps to Take After an Uber Accident
If an Uber passenger got hurt in a car accident, there are several steps they must follow. These steps are critical when it comes to obtaining the compensation you deserve as a passenger. If you have further questions, our lawyers are also here to help you through the entire process.
Call The Police
This is the first thing you should do after an Uber accident. Police will be able to collect crucial details about the crash and file an accident report. Officers will also be able to ensure that information they collect from the other drivers or witnesses is correct.
Lastly, a police report is often crucial to having your claim analyzed by an insurance company.
Take Pictures and Videos
It is critical that you also get photographs and videos on your cell phone of the accident scene. This should include any pictures of the damage to your car, the current weather, traffic signals, and other information. Photographs of license plates are also helpful.
Pictures and videos on your phone can help demonstrate what happened and prove your injuries.
Get Medical Care
If you have suffered injuries, you must get to a doctor as soon as possible after the crash. If you have life-threatening injuries, you should immediately call 911. If your injuries are less severe, you should still seek an evaluation by a physician as soon as possible.
This is because your injuries might not be evident to you after a car crash. The stress of the event can cause a rise in adrenaline which can mask your symptoms and injuries for some time.
Gather Contact Information
You should speak to all of the drivers. This means getting contact information from the other driver and your Uber driver. Consider requesting a picture of their driver’s license, insurance information, and registration. This will ensure the truth of the contact information they are stating to you and help you ensure its accuracy.
Contact an Experienced Attorney
After a car accident, an attorney can help you recover the damages you need for your injuries. They can help you to file your claim and will be ready to advocate for you to the best of their ability.
Hiring a lawyer means that you won’t need to accept a lowball offer from an insurance company. Insurance companies often try to give you the lowest amount possible after an accident. We will help ensure that you settle for the total value of your claim as an Uber accident passenger.
If you have sustained injuries due to a car accident in an Uber, do not wait to reach out to our attorneys at Kapuza Lighty Accident Injury Lawyers. We can help you to recover compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, and other losses.
Our firm, based in Yakima, Washington, has excellent attorneys with the knowledge and experience you need to bring your claim. Our attorneys have both been rated 10 out of 10 on Avvo and have over 50 years of combined experience.