Uber and other rideshare apps simplified the way we get around, adding a convenient new option to means of transportation. People who once had to plan their lives around public transportation schedules or frequent trips to the gas station with their own vehicles now have an economical new option if they want to get from place to place. Party-goers rejoiced at the idea of having the ability to call for a paid designated driver who did not charge as much as a taxi so they could enjoy a night on the town without breaking the bank. However, Uber drivers are not impervious to becoming involved in road crashes, and there are other risks involved with using rideshare services, as well. If you were hurt while being an Uber passenger and want to discuss your case with an Uber accident lawyer, call the attorneys at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. to get better informed about your available options as an accident victim under the law.
Although the Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration usually publish vehicle-specific data in annual reports regarding accident injuries and deaths on the nation’s roadways, these entities have not kept any rideshare-specific accident data. However, one organization—the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association or TLPA—has noticed the lack of data available on Uber and rideshare-related incidents and started keeping a tally of their own on their Who’s Driving You? website.
According to the records being kept by the TLPA, more than 50 people have died in rideshare-related incidents. A startling revelation was that a large number of these fatalities were not due to traffic accidents, but rather, due to violent crime. In fact, more than 100 incidents of assault or battery have been alleged against rideshare drivers since ridesharing services like Uber became available to the public. Traffic crashes are not the only hazard that may plague an Uber passenger.
If you need an Uber accident lawyer in Blue Springs, the experienced legal professionals at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. can help you file a claim in civil court. We have been practicing personal injury law for more than 40 years, and we are dedicated to helping our clients turn a bad day into a brighter future by seeking the recovery of damages in court. Damages are given a dollar value based on factors like medical expenses arising from accident-related injuries, cost of daily living, lost wages due to missing work while recovering from injuries, and overall pain and suffering. These damages may then be paid out to you as a cash award. We work on a fee-contingency basis, so you will not pay any attorney’s fees until your case has been successfully resolved with a cash settlement or a courtroom win, and we will work hard to get you every dime you are entitled to. Contact us today for your free case evaluation.
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