Uber Accident Lawyer Las Vegas, NV
When people call for an Uber ride, one of the last things probably on their mind is whether or not they may be involved in an accident. When such an incident does arise, the riders can suffer very painful injuries that require emergency medical care. Because this is a unique situation, many riders may not know if they should respond the same way as if part of any other kind of vehicle collision. The answer is: Yes!
Here in the article to follow, we have addressed a few questions that riders of an Uber may have about what to do in the aftermath of a collision.
Do I have to stay until police arrive, or can I leave if I am uninjured?
You may want to stick around until an officer arrives, so you can share your side of the story of what happened for the official incident report. If you leave without giving a statement, the officer may not even know you were there at all. Then, if you find out later that you did actually suffer injuries from the crash, not being in the police report may be an issue. Even if a rider feels okay after an accident, they may want to see their doctor soon after the accident. Injuries such as whiplash and head trauma may not show symptoms until a later time. A doctor can perform an exam to determine if there could be underlying injuries you are not aware of yet.
How important is it that I take pictures of the accident?
Despite being a rider in the Uber accident, it is still important that you gather proof of what happened just in case you take legal action. If you end up having very serious injuries that cost you money and time away from work, you may decide to file a civil lawsuit against the Uber driver for these losses. The more proof you have regarding the accident, the better.
Do I have to exchange information with the Uber driver?
Even though you were not a driver in the collision, it may be in your best interest to exchange information with the Uber driver anyways. If you need to get in contact with the Uber driver at some point in the future, it can help to have their phone number handy. Before leaving the scene, gather the following details from the Uber driver:
- First and last name (as written on driver’s license)
- Current address
- Phone number
- License plate number
- Vehicle make, model, year and color
- Driver’s license number
- Insurance company name
Is there anything else I should consider doing after the accident?
Keep an eye out for any soreness, pain or other discomfort you may feel in the hours, days or even weeks after the crash. Go to your doctor when you experience any abnormalities, and request receipts of these evaluations and if you paid anything out of pocket. Keep an organized file regarding the Uber accident, just in case you need this paperwork to show your Uber accident lawyer Las Vegas, NV trusts from Nadia Von Magdenko & Associates