Uber, and similar ride-sharing services, has meant that getting around town has become a lot more convenient in recent years. Whether you decide to grab a ride after work, or need to find your way around a new city, there is no longer a need to find a local cab company, make a call, and wait for your ride to show up. Now, all you do is open an app, request a ride, and you can see in real-time where your driver is and how long it will take him or her to get to you. However, Uber is the same as travelling in any other car, in terms of risk, and that means you are just as likely to be involved in an Uber accident in Philadelphia, as you are when driving your own car.
One area where Uber accidents can get a little more complicated is proving liability. While Uber’s drivers are legally obliged to be insured, Uber’s policy has a limit for bodily injuries resulting from car accidents, and that is unlikely to be enough to compensate you for long-term injuries making you unable to work.
Rather than attempting to navigate the complexities of your case alone, it is strongly recommended that you seek expert legal advice from a Philadelphia Uber accident attorney instead.
Choosing an outstanding Philadelphia Uber accident attorney from Dan Doyle Law Group already puts you at an advantage when it comes to securing the best possible outcome from your case. Nonetheless, there are some steps you can take after your Uber accident to ensure that proceedings go as smoothly as possible, particularly where an insurance company disputes the details.
Report your accident immediately. This includes telling both Uber themselves, and the police, that you have been involved in a car accident. Although your driver may ask you not to inform Uber, it could render your claim invalid if you do not do so immediately.
Due to the limits on Uber’s driver insurance for bodily injuries, you should also obtain details of your driver’s personal auto insurance. Under certain circumstances, it may be necessary for you to bring a claim against their insurance, rather than Uber’s.
Take note of the circumstances leading up to the collision, including weather, road conditions, and anything else you feel may be relevant, and the accident itself. Although it is all fresh in your mind right now, you may be surprised by how much you forget over even a short period of time.
Document the injuries you have sustained in the Uber accident, and seek medical attention immediately, even if you feel like it is not absolutely necessary.
At Dan Doyle Law Group, we are committed to securing the best possible outcome for all our clients, and that includes recovering maximum compensation for your Philadelphia Uber accident injuries.