Since their legalization, rideshare companies such as Uber have been embroiled in legal battle after legal battle involving a wide range of issues, from car accidents and employment issues, to sexual assaults on passengers. Given the rideshare companies’ unique legal construct, if you have been involved in an accident with an Uber driver, you need an Uber Injury Lawyer who knows your rights and how to protect them.
How an Uber Accident Occurs:
An Uber accident may occur when people are injured as rideshare passengers in the vehicle, or as a person in another vehicle that is hit by the Uber driver. Accidents also may occur when a pedestrian, motorcyclist or bicyclist is hit by an Uber driver. These types of accidents can be caused by the negligence of the driver, due to driver distraction or other reasons. This negligence can have serious consequences, including personal injury and death.
Common types of car accident injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Brain injuries
- Spine injuries
- Head and neck injuries
- Internal injuries
If you were an Uber passenger and were involved in an accident, it is important to know your rights and what information you need to gather to ensure you protect yourself if injured.
Tips for Uber Passengers involved in an Accident:
- Check to see if You or Anyone Else has been Injured
- Stay Calm and Call 911
- Make sure to Screenshot and/or Download your Trip Itinerary and Information
- Gather Information related to the Vehicles Involved, including License Plate Number, Make, Model and Color of the Vehicles
- Take Photos of the Damage to Your Car and other Cars at the Scene, as well as the Surrounding Area
- Collect Information, including contact information, from Witnesses
- Contact an Uber Accident Lawyer Immediately
- Have Your Lawyer Request a Copy of the Driver’s Electronic “Driving” Information
Uber Accident Lawsuit
For more information on Uber’s insurance coverage, and how you can recover if injured, missing work and losing wages due to an injury, or other information about an Uber car accident lawsuit, read our Uber Insurance Coverage page.
Uber Accident Lawyer
If you or someone you know has been involved in a car accident or otherwise injured by a negligent Uber driver, contact us at 415-426-3000 to speak with an Uber injury lawyer.