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I was injured in a rideshare accident--what do I do?

Rideshare services have quickly become a popular way to order transportation right from your phone. However, like in any vehicle, accidents happen, but you're wondering how this accident will be different than if you'd been driving yourself.

What should I do after a rideshare accident?

Just like any accident, the first thing to do if you are is to notify the authorities and seek medical attention. File an official police report and document who was at fault for the accident. If possible, take down the license plates of all of the vehicles involved in the accident, take pictures of the vehicles, and obtain the contact information of all parties involved, including any witnesses who saw the crash.

What insurance covers rideshare accidents?

Uber is the best-known rideshare service, and provides liability insurance coverage to all of its drivers in addition to certain insurance requirements for its drivers. As a passenger in an Uber accident, you would be entitled to receive compensation for injuries and expenses related to the incident under Uber's liability policy for drivers. Additionally, Uber's policy covers passengers hurt in a crash with an uninsured or underinsured motorist. Uber has insurance coverage of $1,000,000.00 for each driver, as well as excess coverage. Most rideshare companies follow similar policies for the protection of their passengers and drivers.

Can I recover compensation from a rideshare accident?

If you are hurt in a rideshare accident, you are covered by the "freelance" driver's policy, the company's liability policy, and excess coverage, regardless of whether the rideshare driver or another individual was at fault. These policies allow you to obtain compensation for your injuries sustained in a rideshare accident.

The attorneys at the Bulger Firm will help you confirm what coverage is available to compensate you for your injuries, and fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to discuss your case.


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