Las Vegas is a popular destination for tourists, but it is also a great place for locals to have a good time. With ride-hailing services, like Uber, becoming increasingly popular for rides from the airport or home from the bar, you may wonder what you should do if you get injured in an accident when you are a passenger.
While any car accident can be frightening, it is especially unnerving when you were not the person driving. However, you can protect yourself and have a better chance for compensation if you remember the following steps.
Contact law enforcement
By getting a law enforcement officer on the scene of an accident, you can make sure you have an incident report filed. This is often a requirement should you file an insurance claim.
Collect the drivers’ information
Get insurance and contact information from your Uber driver as well as the driver in the other vehicle. If there were any witnesses, ask them for their contact information as well. They could be a valuable resource when seeking personal injury compensation.
Report the accident to Uber
The Uber app allows riders to rate drivers, and it also has the option for riders to report accidents. Instead of using this feature, it may be wise to let a legal professional make the report on your behalf. Having a legal mouthpiece can be helpful when dealing with a large company.
If you end up with an injury caused by a car accident when riding in an Uber, completing the above steps can help if you need compensation.