Uber has become a popular mode of transport for many people in Florida. The taxi company offers an easy, safe and affordable way to get from one destination to another. Most of the time your Uber ride will end without any problems. However, car accidents can happen at any time and anywhere in which you will be needing a New Port Richey Uber Accident Attorney. You could be unlucky and get into a car crash while in an Uber car. After your crash, you might have a lot of questions regarding your accident. You will want to know if Uber will foot your medical bills.
You may be wondering if the company will compensate you for lost wages and pain and suffering. To get your questions answered, you should contact a New Port Richey Uber accident lawyer. Rest assured that if you have suffered an injury in an Uber accident the relentless accident attorneys at Winters and Yonker have the experience to get the compensation you deserve.
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What to do After an Uber Accident
Our Uber accident lawyers in New Port Richey, FL, have represented many people who were victims of accidents involving Uber drivers. Since you might decide to file an injury claim, here are some things you should do to help your case.
Like many other people, you may have never been in a car accident before. The crash may, therefore, cause you to be in a state of shock and panic which is understandable. However, you should try and calm yourself down and be in control of events following the crash.
Call Emergency Services
If you are injured, you should call 911. This will ensure a medical team is sent to the accident scene. The medics will offer you first aid for injuries and transfer you to a hospital if you need emergency treatment. When you call 911, police officers will also be dispatched to the crash site. When they arrive, they will start investigations into the accident and write a police report on their findings. Having the police come to the accident scene is very important. Their police report will have crucial information that can help your case when you make a personal injury claim.
Get Medical Treatment
After your accident, getting to a hospital should be at the top of your mind. Even if the accident was minor and you feel fine, you should see a doctor. Some injuries like head and back injuries may not show immediately after your crash. These injuries can be detected early when you get a medical examination. Please note that failing to go to a hospital may severely damage your claim for compensation. Insurance companies usually require a medical report before they can start negotiations on a claim. If you don’t have medical documentation of injuries, an insurer will say you were not hurt in the accident. They will then proceed to reject your claim.
Take photos of the accident scene with your phone. Capture the car damage as well as the Uber driver’s license and insurance information. Talk to witnessed and swap phone numbers with them. The witnesses may be needed later to provide details that can determine who was at fault for the accident.
Contact an Uber Accident Attorney
If you were hurt in an Uber crash, you should retain the services of a car accident attorney. The expenses and losses you incur after your accident may clean out your bank account. A lawyer will help you get compensation for your injuries so that you don’t end up in financial ruin.
Why You Need the Services of an Uber Accident Lawyer
When making any accident claim having the help of a personal injury attorney is invaluable. If you do a claim alone, you might reduce your chances of getting compensation by filing the wrong paperwork.
In Florida, Uber drivers, riders and passengers are entitled to compensation if they sustain injuries during a ride. The company has one million dollars in insurance coverage which is supposed to be available to Uber car accident victims. This insurance is only available if the Uber driver caused the accident or if the other driver is uninsured. This insurance covers death, bodily injury, and property damage.
However, this coverage is still new and there are many issues surrounding it. That makes getting compensated a complex process that requires investigations and possible litigation. It is best if you contact an Uber accident attorney following your accident.
Contact an Aggressive Lawyer at Winter’s & Yonker
A New Port Richey Uber accident lawyer at Winters & Yonker is ready to assist you in following your Uber accident. We have the resources and experience to investigate your accident and find out who was at fault.
Using your medical history and evidence of lost wages, we will make a demand for compensation for your injuries. Hopefully, the insurance company will be reasonable and offer a fair settlement. If that doesn’t happen, we will file a personal injury lawsuit and push for a quick trial. Our aim will be to get you your settlement at the earliest time possible.
To speak to one of our lawyers, call (813) 223-6200 to set up a free consultation.