Minor fender benders do not always require calling 911 to report the crash and request a police officer investigate the accident. However, if someone is injured, you suspect injuries, or a vehicle needs to be towed, you need to report the crash and request assistance. You should also report a car accident if the other driver leaves the accident scene, refuses to exchange information, or is intoxicated. When the car accident involves an Uber vehicle, you may also want to report the car accident to Uber.
How Do You Report a Car Accident to Uber?
If you scheduled the rideshare from the Uber app, you should be able to report the accident directly from the app. You may also report a car accident to Uber by going to the help section on the Uber website. You do not need to be the person who scheduled the Uber to report the Uber accident online.
If you report an accident to Uber, you can expect to be contacted by Uber and/or its insurance company. In most cases, the insurance company will begin an immediate investigation into the cause of the Uber accident to determine fault and liability.
During the investigation, Uber, its representative, or an insurance adjuster may want to take your statement. Should you provide a statement without an attorney? You might want to hold off on the statement until you obtain advice from an Uber accident attorney in Maryland.
Filing an Uber Accident Claim
Uber drivers are independent contractors. They use their personal vehicles to provide rideshare services through the Uber app. While Maryland requires all drivers to carry minimum liability insurance, most insurance policies for personal vehicles do not cover rideshare accidents. Therefore, your injury claim will be filed against the large insurance policy provided by Uber to all its authorized drivers.
If the Uber driver caused the crash, you might assume that Uber’s insurance company will compensate you for your injuries and losses. Even though filing a claim and receiving payment when you are not at fault should be straightforward, that is not always the case.
Uber accident claims can be complicated, especially when both sides dispute fault. Uber passengers are often caught in the middle of an insurance fight that should not hold up their settlement, but that is often the result.
Therefore, before you provide a statement to an insurance adjuster or any representative related to an Uber accident, it may be in your best interest to discuss your case with a Maryland Uber accident attorney. Something you say during a statement could harm your ability to recover full compensation for your claim. If an insurance company is looking for a way to deny a claim, it will often comb through statements made by victims and drivers to find some statement that can be twisted and misconstrued to create an issue with the claim.
Do I Report the Car Accident to Uber or Not?
We don’t mean to frighten you, but we do want you to take steps to protect your right to receive full compensation for your claims. You were injured in an accident that was not your fault, and you deserve to be compensated. You don’t deserve to be drug into the middle of an insurance dispute or tricked into accepting a settlement that is lower than the value of your Uber accident claim.
Our Uber accident attorneys on the Pinder Plotkin legal team encourage you to report the accident to Uber as soon as possible while also contacting our office to discuss your case with an experienced Maryland Uber accident lawyer. If you feel uncomfortable reporting the claim to Uber, we can handle that matter for you.
Our goal is to ensure that you are protected throughout the claims process for an Uber accident. We represent Uber passengers, pedestrians, drivers, bicyclists, and other individuals who have been injured in an accident involving an Uber vehicle. If you have questions and you are unsure what you should do, we are here to provide answers, guidance, and support.
Let Our Maryland Uber Accident Attorneys Help You Get the Compensation You Deserve
A car crash involving an Uber driver can result in serious physical injuries and significant financial losses. You may be entitled to compensation for a variety of financial and non-economic damages. Our legal team works closely with you to document your damages to maximize the compensation for your Uber accident claim.
To schedule a free consultation with a Parkville Uber accident attorney, call 410-661-9440.