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4 Things To Know About Rideshare Related Auto Accidents

Chances are that you have used a rideshare app at some point as opposed to taking a taxi. However, you may not have thought about what you would do if you were involved in an accident during the ride. Here are a few things that you should keep in mind if you are injured in a rideshare-related car accident.

Know To Report The Accident Appropriately 

The rideshare app should have a place where you can report that an accident happened during your trip. As the passenger, it is your responsibility to report the accident and to get the process started on receiving compensation. Even if the driver reports the accident through their own app as the driver, you still need to take the steps to notify the company as well as a passenger. 

Know The Rideshare Company's Policy

It will help to understand what each rideshare company will do if you are injured while using their service since each company is different. They likely have some sort of uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage, which will protect you if the responsible party doesn't have enough insurance to pay for your damages. Each state will have its own coverage limits as well, which can make it confusing to determine the exact amount each person can receive. 

Know About Personal Property Coverage

While the main damages you'll be seeking are for a personal injury, know that there are also protections for personal property that was damaged in the crash. For example, if you had a laptop with you at the time of the accident that was damaged, you can seek compensation to have your laptop repaired or replaced. Even though the vehicle itself is not your personal property, there will likely be personal property coverage.

Know About Lost Wages Coverage

If your injury leaves you in the hospital and unable to work, know that you are not out of luck when it comes to that lost income. It is possible to make a claim for the wages that you lost so that you can get them back. Each state has its own laws regarding how much compensation you can receive, which is based on a percentage of your potential earnings while you are injured.

Are you fighting a battle against the rideshare or insurance company in order to be compensated for your injury? Seek help from a lawyer such as an Uber accident lawyer.

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