According to statistics, 4.4 million victims suffer serious injuries that require medical attention yearly. Unfortunately, Uber-related accidents contribute significantly to these accidents.
A typical Uber driver works long or later hours, often resulting in fatigue. In addition, they are vulnerable to distracted driving while checking directions or picking up new passengers. If you’re involved in an Uber accident, it’s important to record anything that can help your case.
A San Antonio Uber accident attorney from the Cesar Ornelas Injury Law can help you gather the essential records to support your claim.
Types of Records to Keep After a Car Accident
Most accidents result in injuries that vary in severity. Whether you sustained severe injuries or checked in for a quick examination, ensure you get medical and billing records related to your treatment.
Remember, medical expenses will comprise a significant portion of your financial compensation.
In addition, medical bills can continue to pile up as you wait for an accident claim to be processed.
As such, keep a record of the following medical information:
- Emergency medical information relating to ambulance and paramedic expenses
- Diagnostic records relating to the injury
- Emergency room treatment information
- Medication records
- Physical therapy notes
- Medical notes from physicians and consultants
- Medical examinations, including MRI scans, X-rays, lab reports, and images
- Record of other health care providers and specialists
- Medical bill receipts
Once a police officer visits the scene of the accident, they draft a report. Generally, a police report provides an unbiased perspective of the accident. In addition, it captures crucial information required in an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit.
Here’s what the police report captures:
- An opinion on how the accident occured
- Whether the driver received a ticket
- Contact information of parties and witnesses at the scene of the accident
- Statement of the available witnesses
- Date and location of the crash
- Weather conditions
- Names of drivers involved
- Details of the police officer who came to the scene and prepared the report
Lastly, a police report determines whether the driver violates traffic laws and the circumstances that led to the accident.
Proof of Income
If the injuries forced you to miss work, you should gather a detailed report of any lost income. You’ll need a statement showing your pay rate and total wages lost while seeking treatment or during recovery.
Keep any correspondence from your employer regarding your absence from work, including whether you need to use vacation or paid sick time. If you are self-employed, keep a record of any revenue you missed because your injuries prevented you from working.
Car Accident Journal
Another possible piece of evidence is a car accident journal. It’s a first-hand account of the accident and how it’s affected your life. While your memory is fresh, note vital details like pain, health challenges, and the inability to live a normal life.
Speak to an Experienced Uber Accident Attorney
A victim of an Uber accident requires adequate compensation for medical bills, lost income, and other damages. Always work with an experienced lawyer from Cesar Ornelas Injury Law firm.
Cesar Ornelas has been named as a life member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States and less than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.