How Do I Report an Accident with Uber?

How Do I Report an Accident with Uber?

If you were involved in an accident while you were a passenger in an Uber car, you can use the Uber app to report the accident. If you were driving your own car and became involved in an accident with an Uber driver, you can have your car accident attorney use the Third Party Incident Notice to report the accident to Uber.  

Regardless of how the incident unfolded or how you were involved in the accident, it’s important to act quickly to preserve your legal rights. You’ll need to preserve evidence of the scene, such as by gathering information and taking pictures. You’ll also need to connect with a personal injury law firm as soon as possible. The legal issues regarding Uber accidents are complicated and are subject to change as new legislation is rolled out. You’ll need a qualified lawyer on your side so that you can secure maximum compensation for your losses. 

Reporting an accident as an Uber passenger 

Before you can accurately report an accident as an Uber passenger, you will need to gather some information. You should have the full name and contact information for the Uber driver, as well as his or her vehicle year, make, model, and license plate number. Be sure to make a note of the time of the incident and the exact location where the accident happened. (Provide an intersection, if applicable, or provide the nearest cross street if possible.) 

When you have this information gathered together, log into the Uber app and select the option to report an accident as an Uber passenger. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the report. Note that you’ll also need to provide a brief description of what happened. Make sure you report all pertinent information, such as whether the Uber driver ran a red light or was speeding, or whether the other involved driver (if applicable) was clearly in violation of any traffic regulations. 

The information you provide will be instrumental in determining liability for the accident, so accuracy is important. Remember that you will also need to get in touch with an attorney as soon as possible. Uber offers insurance coverage, but you shouldn’t assume that you’ll receive fair compensation for your losses. A skilled Uber accident lawyer can negotiate on your behalf or file a lawsuit if necessary. 

Reporting an Uber accident as a third-party driver 

If you were driving your own vehicle and you became involved in an accident with an Uber driver, you do not need to submit a report through the Uber app yourself. However, your attorney should do so. He or she does not need an Uber account to submit the Third Party Incident Notice. This form requests similar information that Uber passengers must provide, such as the driver’s full name, contact information, and vehicle information. 

Your lawyer will also have the option to attach supporting documents to the Third Party Incident Notice form. You should provide your lawyer as much evidence as possible to substantiate your allegations about the accident. For example, you should provide a copy of the police report, your medical bill, medical records, photos of the crash site, and damage estimate for your vehicle. Your lawyer may ask for additional documentation or information, depending on the specifics of your case.  

Get legal help in CA for your Uber-related accident 

If you’ve been involved in an accident with an Uber driver, either as another driver or as a passenger, you need qualified legal representation. The legal team at Ellis Injury Law in Los Angeles is proud to serve injured Southern Californians and their families. We aggressively go after negligent drivers to help our clients secure maximum compensation for their injuries and other losses. To date, we’ve acquired more than $350 million in settlements on behalf of our clients. You can request a free consultation with a car accident lawyer in LA by contacting our law office.