Almost 4 million Australians have downloaded the Uber app and it is fast becoming one of the most common forms of transport. But what if you’re unlucky enough to be injured in a car accident while you’re a passenger in an Uber?
You’re covered by CTP insurance every time you ride in an Uber. All Uber drivers are required to have registered motor vehicles that are covered by CTP insurance to cover themselves, their passengers, pedestrians and other road users.
If you’re injured in an Uber there are some steps you should taking following the accident.
- Report the accident to the Police. The accident must be reported to the police in order to make a CTP claim.
- Get the details of who’s involved and take photos. Make sure you get the name and address of the drivers and the registration numbers of the cars involved in the accident.
- See a doctor. If you haven’t been taken to hospital, see your GP as soon as you can. Make sure you tell the GP about all your injuries.
- See a lawyer. If your injuries affect your activities of daily living or your ability to work, see a lawyer who specialises in personal injury law to help you lodge a claim for compensation.