Plano Uber Accident Attorney
As one of the most popular rideshare apps, Uber is a very convenient way to get around when you don’t want to drive, don’t have a car, are facing a long commute, or need to keep yourself and others safe when you’re out drinking. Unfortunately, however, you can find yourself in an Uber accident for various reasons. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving an Uber driver, reach out to our Plano Uber accident attorney here at The Law Office of Joel M. Vecchio, P.C., for a free review of your case to learn about your legal options.
What Should You Do After an Uber Accident?
If you were involved in an Uber accident, whether you were a passenger, pedestrian, or another motorist, you must obtain medical treatment for your injuries immediately. Call 911 and then the police so that they can create a report of the accident. If possible, gather as many details about the accident as possible, including these details from parties at the scene:
- Name, insurance details, driver’s license number, and contact information of the Uber driver
- Witness information
- Name and contact details of the responding officers
You should likewise take pictures and videos of the scene from different angles to help show all the details of the accident scene. Your photos and/or videos must include:
- All vehicles and people involved in the accident
- Various shots of the accident scene
- Injuries sustained
- Traffic and road conditions
- Other details relevant to the Uber accident
What You Should Know About The Uber Insurance Policy
If Uber drivers are offline, which means that they’re not logged into the Uber app, they’re covered by their personal auto insurance. Once they’re logged into the app and are available for ride requests, they’ll be covered by Uber’s insurance coverage:
- $25,000 property damage coverage per accident
- $50,000 bodily injury coverage per person
- $100,000 bodily injury coverage for every accident
If Uber drivers are on their way to a ride request and while driving riders, the company’s auto insurance provides:
- $1,000,000 third-party liability coverage
- Contingent collision and comprehensive coverage up to the actual cash value of the vehicle, with a deductible of $1,000
- Underinsured/uninsured motorist coverage for bodily injury
But despite this seemingly generous insurance coverage, the insurance carriers of massive companies like Uber are notorious for attempting to get accident victims to accept quick and low settlement offers. Their claims adjusters will attempt to delay the settlement process, refute or downplay your injuries, or worse, deny your accident claim.
Contact Our Plano Uber Accident Attorney for Legal Advice
If you have sustained injuries in an Uber accident, you may have a claim for recovering compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering, among others. Our Plano Uber accident attorney here at The Law Office of Joel M. Vecchio, P.C., will help you secure justice and a settlement amount that covers your losses. Request a no-obligation, free claim evaluation today by calling 972-380-4444 or contacting us online. We don’t charge upfront fees, and we only get paid when you do.