Need an Injury Attorney for a Tennessee Uber/Ridesharing Accident?
Have you entrusted your safety to a ridesharing company like Uber, Lyft, or any other services? Has the company promised to get you from point A to point B but, along the way, your driver is involved in a serious accident and now you are left with injuries? Uber and many other ridesharing accidents are relatively new when it comes to Tennessee roadways, but still, passengers are injured every year in these accidents that could have sometimes been prevented. We want you to understand your rights when it comes to an Uber or other ridesharing accident so we can help you move forward in your time of need.
Preserving Your Case
After you have been involved in an accident with an Uber or another rideshare driver, the best thing to do is preserve your case just like you would have if you were involved in any other type of vehicle accident. After you have been involved in a serious accident, you want to consider some of the following steps:
- Call 911 after you have been injured in an accident no matter what happened. You want to ensure that you, the driver, and any other passengers receive the medical attention you need after serious injuries have taken place.
- You want to document everything through photographs, from damages to vehicles to road conditions and injuries you might have sustained.
- Obtain license plate numbers of all involved parties.
- Speak to witnesses about what they might have seen.
- Remain calm and don’t attempt to place blame on any party yourself before you know all details of your case.
Of course, there are many other steps to take, but these are a good start. You want to preserve your rights from the very beginning so you can make the most out of your claim and get the compensation you deserve in your time of need. We want to help.
Uber’s Insurance Plan
Uber, like many other ridesharing companies, have adopted an insurance plan that might cover you when you have been involved in an accident. Uber, like other companies, never knows when a driver will be involved in an accident, which is why it pays to be proactive about these things. Uber’s specific insurance policy covers riders up to $1 million in many cases, but here’s the simple fact of the matter: This insurance policy may not be enough depending on the extent of your injuries. This might come as a surprising fact to you, but consider if you have received extremely serious injuries or you were left permanently injured or paralyzed. You will now need medical treatment, in-home care, and therapy for the rest of your life. Is $1 million enough to move forward knowing that you are being covered for everything? Most people know this is not the case.
One of the most important distinctions you must make in your case is whether or not Uber drivers and other rideshare drivers are actual employees. If they are, this means that you could hold both driver and company liable for an accident under a doctrine known as “vicarious liability.” If not, only the driver could be liable – which means you’ll have to figure out how you are bringing a claim against them with the help of an attorney. Luckily, you are not alone when it comes to your Tennessee Uber case. We want to stand by your side and help you retain your rights in your time of need. Call us as soon as possible to get started on your case and start working toward the compensation you deserve.