What to do after an Uber accident? Uber is becoming a household name, but with that fame and growth comes a lot of automobile injury accidents involving both Uber drivers and Uber passengers.
Consumers who choose to be passengers in a vehicle ordered from Uber need to know they are protected in case of an accident. Speaking to an experienced Uber accident lawyer can make all the difference.
Uber drivers are categorized as independent contractors and because of that it’s hard to assign blame or liability after a passenger has been injured in a car wreck.
Victims of Uber related auto accidents may qualify for a variety of compensation. Contact Avrek Law Firm today for a Free consultation
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As a ride share driver with Lyft, Uber or any of the ride share companies it is important to be prepared for a potential accident.
If you are ever injured in an accident, the most important thing that you can do is to get yourself the proper medical care that you need.
The next thing would be to contact a Personal Injury attorney who is experienced with ride share cases with Lyft, Uber or any of the other companies.
Each company handles the claim process a little differently. For example, Uber – you’re going to fill out the claim form, which is about three pages.
For Lyft you are going to call the Lyft hotline which is (855) 865-9553.
However if you are injured in an accident driving for any of these companies, the first thing you should do is contact a personal injury attorney who can help walk you through the claims process.
The coverages will greatly differ depending on the status of the driver.
For example, if you don’t have the app open during an accident, just because you have the Lyft sticker on your car, doesn’t mean James River Insurance Company is going to give you coverage.
If you are injured in route to a passenger, or you have a – or if you are just waiting for a passenger to show up on your app, a different set of coverages will be in place.
If you actually have a passenger in your vehicle yet another set of coverages will be in place.
It is important not to handle this alone, an experienced Personal Injury attorney who handles claims with ride share apps can walk you through the process and make sure these claims are filed correctly.
Each coverage can greatly differ depending on how the claim is filed and when the claim is filed.
Your own insurance company may also be involved.