Uber and other rideshare companies such as Lyft have quickly become great alternatives to taxi cabs and public transit. These rideshare options are some consumer’s first choice when it comes to transportation in Chicago, but car accidents are inevitable. There have been many injuries and wrongful deaths from Uber accidents specifically, but what do you do when you’re in the car?
There are three things you need to do after a rideshare accident:
1. Stay at the Scene
It’s tempting to go home after you’re involved in an accident, especially if you were only the passenger, but it’s important to stay put and give your statement for the police report. Make sure you get the vehicle and insurance information from all parties involved. If necessary, take pictures of the damage. Emergency personnel usually arrive with police after an accident is reported. You may be taken to the hospital immediately if your injuries are severe.
2. Seek Medical Help
Even if you sustained a minor injury such as whiplash, you need to seek medical attention. Injuries are not always visible, and you may have a concussion or internal bleeding. You will need these medical records when it comes time to agree on a settlement or go to trial.
3. Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer
Insurance companies are notorious for refusing to pay claims or offering well below the settlement you deserve. A rideshare accident involves many insurance companies. Depending on the situation, Uber’s company insurance may cover your injuries or they might fight for the driver’s insurance to pay for the accident. These cases can become confusing, and our personal injury lawyers in Chicago can handle your claim. We will make sure you get the settlement you deserve for your pain and suffering.
If you’ve been injured in an Uber or rideshare car accident, please contact Sklare Law Group, Ltd. in Chicago today at 1-800-LAW-0300 to schedule your initial consultation. Our personal injury lawyers serve clients in Chicago and throughout all of Illinois.