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As rideshares like Uber become more popular so do accidents involving Uber drivers. If you were in an accident with a rideshare driver, what should you do? The truth is that the steps you take are similar to what you would do in any other accident.
Visit a Medical Professional
After any accident, regardless of who the other driver is, you should see a medical professional. Not everyone needs to go to the hospital directly from the scene of the wreck. While it is smart to call the paramedics, no matter your physical state, you may not have to go to the hospital right away.
If you do not go to the emergency room right away, it is crucial that you look for signs and symptoms of serious injuries. Some injuries may show symptoms later. You may not experience pain or discomfort for hours or days. For instance, whiplash, spinal injuries and head injuries may not reveal themselves right away. If you have headaches, muscle pain or any other discomfort caused by the crash, you should see a doctor right away.
Odds are you will see an emergency doctor. He or she may send you to see a specialist afterwards. You can set up an appointment with your primary care physician, but there is a risk that he or she won’t see you. Not all doctors are willing to testify in court and may not want to deal with your insurance company. Make sure to keep record of your injuries and all treatment costs associated with your injury.
File a Report
If the other driver worked for a rideshare company like Uber, you have to file a report. Rideshare companies provide forms on their website to report an accident. Once you do this, you will most likely hear from the insurance company. If you are worried about the insurance company’s phone calls, you may want to speak to a lawyer in advance. He or she can advise you on what to and what not to say to the insurer. A mistake in what you say could lead to a lesser settlement.
If you were in a wreck with an Uber driver, you may have a claim if the driver was at fault. When it comes to rideshare companies, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the company too. It depends on the nature of the accident. To determine who you should file suit against, consult with a car accident lawyer, like from Davis & Brusca, as soon as possible.