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The ridesharing application ‘Uber’ is increasingly popular in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Many consumers throughout the city and in Northern Virginia regularly use the service. Inevitably, this means that there will also be some accidents involving these vehicles. Uber accidents present unique legal challenges for the victims. If you have been in an accident as an Uber passenger, or as a passenger with any other ridesharing service, it is imperative that you consult with an experienced Alexandra car accident lawyer as soon possible.
Four Things You Need Do After an Uber Accident
Seek Medical Help
You should always get yourself checked out after any car accident. This is true because:
- You need to protect your health
- You need to protect your legal rights
Certainly looking out for your health always comes before anything else. Car accidents often result in delayed onset injuries. Proper precautions must be taken, so please get yourself evaluated just to be sure. Additionally, in the event that you file a legal claim in relation to your injuries, you will need official medical documentation that can be used to support your claim.
Call the Local Police
If a car accident results in injuries, the state of Virginia requires the drivers to call the police. As a passenger, you have an interest in ensuring that the police are property notified. An officer will file an official report about your accident and you need to make sure that the contents of the report are accurate and fair to your interests. This police report will be used as evidence in an potential personal injury claim that you might bring.
Report Your Accident to Uber
If you were injured as an Uber passenger in Northern Virginia, you have a duty to report the accident to the company. This can generally be done through your smartphone app or through the company’s website. Please be sure that you file a report immediately after your crash. In the event that you fail to file report with the company in a timely manner, it could potentially put your legal rights in jeopardy. If you have any difficulty filing the report with the company, or if Uber gives you any trouble when you try to report your accident, pick up the phone and call an attorney right away.
Hire a Lawyer
Uber accident injuries are notoriously complex. Please do not try to go through the injury claims process on your own. At the Kamerow Law Firm, PLLC, we have extensive experience helping car accidents victims recover the full and fair compensation they deserve. If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury in an Uber accident, please get in touch with our team today to request your free case review. We serve accident victims throughout Northern Virginia, including in Alexandria, Arlington, Springfield and Fairfax. Contact our office today or call us at 703-370-8088.