What To Do When You Are Involved in an Uber Accident
Being involved in any automobile accident can be scary. You may be in shock after an accident, or disoriented, and you may not know what to do. Below are a few things that you should do if you are involved in an Uber accident.
Try to remain calm. Automobile accidents can be quite terrifying. They can be sudden, violent, and can cause you to suffer severe injury. But it is critically important if you are involved in an Uber accident that you remain as calm as possible through the aftermath of the accident. By keeping a clear head, you will be able to get the medical help that you need once emergency medical services arrive at the scene, report your account of the accident to police, and record as many details from the accident scene as you possibly can before you are required to leave.
If you need medical attention, get medical attention – immediately. If you are injured in an Uber accident, nothing is more important than getting the medical attention that you need as soon as possible. If you have suffered serious or life-threatening injuries, your survival is paramount. Let the emergency medical services that arrive on the scene take care of you or take you to the hospital.
Collect as much evidence as you can. Virtually everyone has a cellular phone that is capable of taking photographs. If you have been involved in an Uber accident, and your injuries are not too severe, it is important for you to get out of the vehicle when it is safe to do so, and take as many pictures of the accident scene as possible with your phone. Take plenty of pictures of:
- The Uber vehicle.
- The Uber vehicle’s license plate number.
- Any damage that the Uber vehicle sustained during the accident.
If another vehicle was involved in the accident, take pictures of:
- The other vehicle.
- The other vehicle’s license plate number
- Any damage the other vehicle may have sustained during the accident.
It is also important that you take pictures of the scene of the accident to document what time of day and the weather conditions on the day of the accident. Take pictures of the area around the accident site too. If you have any injuries and it is possible to take pictures of them, you should.
Get In touch with an Uber accident attorney as soon as possible. It is critically important if you have been involved in an Uber accident that you get in touch with an experienced Uber accident attorney as soon as you can after the accident. Uber accidents are unique in that they often involve complicated liability and insurance coverage matters that require a knowledgeable and skilled lawyer to navigate.
Call the law office of Michael A. Freedman today if you have been injured in an Uber accident to ensure you receive the maximum amount of compensation for your damages and injuries.