What to Do After an Uber Accident

Alexander P. Pinegar

Author: Alexander P. Pinegar

POST DATE: 7.18.22
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The rise in popularity of rideshare services like Uber and Lyft creates a whole new kind of car accident: Car accidents where one driver is operating a rideshare vehicle. Uber’s insurance policy might compensate eligible parties for their injuries, depending on whether the driver was carrying a customer to their destination at the time of the crash and whether they caused the accident.

If you were involved in an accident with an Uber, you should contact an Uber car accident attorney right away. Our team at Church Church Hittle + Antrim has been serving clients with personal injury needs for over 140 years. You can schedule an initial consultation with our team for no fee, and there is no obligation to use our services. We will carefully review your case and prove the personal attention and dedication you deserve.

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Steps to Take Immediately After an Uber Accident

A car accident can be a stressful and traumatic experience, regardless of whether a rideshare vehicle is involved in the collision. Still, there are a few steps you should take after an accident that will ensure your wellbeing and help solidify evidence for your case.

Seek Medical Attention

First, you should seek medical treatment for any injuries you suffered in the crash. These injuries might include:

  • Cuts or lacerations,
  • Head injuries,
  • Internal injuries,
  • A concussion, or
  • Broken bones.

Some injuries might present themselves right away. However, some injuries might not appear at first. That is why it is critical to seek medical attention anyway to determine if you have any injuries that you do not notice. Additionally, the documentation of your medical status will help establish your injuries and support your claim for compensation.

Report the Accident

Whether you are involved in an Uber accident as a passenger or another driver, you should notify local authorities about the accident. The police will generate a police accident report that details information about the accident.

You should also report the car accident to Uber so its insurance policies will apply if the Uber driver is found to have caused the accident.

Collect Evidence About the Crash

You can document the Uber accident yourself by taking photographs of the accident scene and providing a statement for the police report. Additionally, you should keep any medical bills or invoices related to your injuries from the crash. You can also note the names and contact information for witnesses—and the names, contact information, and insurance information for other drivers and injured parties.

Consult with an Uber or Lyft Accident Attorney

An insurance adjuster might reach out to you right away and offer you a settlement for much less than you deserve. If you accept a settlement that does not adequately cover your expenses, there is not much you can do about it later on down the road. Contact one of our Uber accident lawyers to discuss your claim before you accept a settlement offer. We can negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf so you can focus on recovering from your injuries. Please keep in mind that the statute of limitations for pursuing your Uber accident case is two years from the date of injury.

Uber Accident Policy Limits

The insurance liability status of an Uber driver’s policy depends on several factors. However, these only apply when the Uber driver was at fault in the accident. These are the rules for which insurance coverage applies:

  • If the Uber driver was waiting for a ride request, Uber offers liability coverage of up to $50,000 per person and $100,000 per accident plus $25,000 in property damage.
  • If the Uber driver was on their way to pick up a passenger, or if they were already carrying a passenger, liability insurance coverage increases to $1,000,000 plus certain other benefits.

If the $1,000,000 limit applies and a driver of another vehicle also contributed to causing the accident, you can file a claim against the at-fault driver. However, the at-fault driver may only carry minimum liability insurance. In Indiana, the minimum amount of liability coverage required is $25,000 per person.

How Can CCHA Help After an Uber Car Accident?

Church Church Hittle + Antrim is a full-service law firm in Hamilton County, Indiana, that has been serving legal clients for 140 years. We are dedicated to helping victims and their families move forward after an Uber accident.

We handle most of our personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means we provide legal services, but we don’t get paid unless and until you receive compensation through a settlement or trial verdict. This is a valuable benefit to you because you pay nothing out-of-pocket or upfront while receiving excellent legal representation for your case.

No matter what happened in your Uber accident, CCHA is ready to represent you. Contact our office today to discuss your case.