Whenever you are in any kind of accident, you want to ensure you’re taking the time to report the accident to the necessary parties. Unfortunately, not everyone is aware of the importance of this step and they don’t take the steps needed to move forward after an accident.
In a rideshare accident, people are even less likely to report the accident because they’re unsure of how to go about it. Here are a few things you want to know about reporting a rideshare accident and why you should always make sure you do it when you can.
Drivers Don’t Always Report the Crash
Rideshare drivers operate on an application on their smartphones to not only accept or deny new passengers, but they must also report an accident when one does occur. Unfortunately, these drivers often fear losing their jobs, and they become less likely to report the accident.
You shouldn’t rely solely on the rideshare driver to report the accident because they are not always willing to do it. Instead, you should report the accident as well. Speak with a lawyer to best understand who you should report the accident to and what needs to be reported.
You Need to Protect Your Claim
If you’re injured in a rideshare accident, you need to be able to file a claim to seek compensation for your damages. Reporting the accident allows you to safeguard your ability to pursue the compensation you need moving forward.
By reporting the rideshare accident to the right party, you’re able to start the process of your claim. This claim can be beneficial in getting your compensation for all losses and damages you experience as a result of a rideshare driver’s negligence, even if the driver doesn’t report the accident themselves.
Our Chicago rideshare accident attorneys at Walner Law® are ready to help you through the complex matters that follow a severe crash. Let our team pursue the justice you need to safeguard your future and your rights moving forward.
Call us today at (312) 313-2888 to discuss your rights.