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What do I do if my Uber driver is in an accident?
In today’s society, it seems as though owning a vehicle is a thing of the past. With company’s like Uber, Lyft, and others popping up all over the place, you simply click a button, and you will be picked up and taken to your destination. However, as convenient as these companies are, have you ever asked yourself, “what do I do if my Uber driver is in an accident?” If you have or have not, you are in the right place! Let’s take a look at the way you should handle this situation.
Things to do if your Uber driver is in an accident
The first thing you need to do is remain calm. Sometimes accidents happen and escalating and freaking out about the situation does not help anyone or the situation. Although we recognize that this is easier said than done, it is still important to try and remain as calm as possible.
The next thing you need to do is assess the situation. Are you or someone else hurt? If so, call 911 immediately. If not, the police should still be called so that there is a report of this accident. In addition, you need to contact Uber and let them know that your driver was in an accident. This can be done right on the application. At the end of your trip is where you can report the accident.
What do I do if I am injured as a result of an accident while in an Uber?
The first thing you need to do is assess the situation and determine if you need medical attention. If you do, call the police and request for help. Next, you will eventually need the driver’s insurance information. The drivers for Uber are subcontractors and need to carry an extra level of insurance for this very reason. If the driver’s insurance comes back as being denied, then Uber’s insurance will kick in and take care of covering your expenses. If you have more questions or would like to learn more about this, you can visit Uber’s website.