Ride-sharing companies continue to be a great way for you and your friends to receive affordable transportation to your favorite Florida venues. At the same time, an occasion might arise when you are involved in an accident when in an Uber vehicle.
If you find yourself in this situation, here are some steps you should take.
Similar to any auto accidents, your first step is to check on others involved in the accident if you don’t have serious injuries. You should also call the police as soon as you can, especially if people have injuries.
From there, you should document as much information as you can. First, start with your Uber driver’s name and telephone number. Next, do the same for others involved in the accident, including any witnesses. If you have the capability to take pictures of the damage to the vehicles or can record video of the witnesses giving an account of the crash, capture it.
This will help your case in the event you suffered injuries and the insurance company being reasonable.
Seek Medical Help Immediately
If you have injuries, no matter how minor, it is important to seek medical help as soon as you can. This can prevent small medical problems from becoming chronic ones down the road which could increase your out of pocket healthcare costs.
When seeking medical attention, provide medical providers with details of your car accident and be as thorough as you can about the symptoms such as the pain you are having. Next, keep copies of all tests, doctor visits, and medications prescribed that resulted from the car accident. This will aid your position should you need to go to court.
Gain Sound Legal Advice
After a car accident, it’s vital to seek a car accident lawyer when you can. Our team has dealt with many cases involving injuries from car accidents, and we know Florida laws extensively so we can tailor a legal plan that works best for you. Instead of accepting the first settlement the insurance company offers you, call us for a free consultation.
We can look over all the details of your case. Along with medical costs, we will also account for lost wages, future medical expenses resulting from the accident, and more. We will work hard to get you a fair and just result based on Florida law.