Ridesharing grows more in popularity every single day thanks to rideshare services like Uber and Lyft. Gone are the days when commuters had to adhere to strict public transit schedules, pay exorbitant rates for a taxi, or depend on their own driving to get from place to place. Uber is particularly popular among people who want to be able to enjoy a night of club-hopping without having to worry about assigning a designated driver beforehand—now, they can just tap on the app and call for an Uber. However, although Uber has created a convenient way for people to travel without having to drive themselves or use public transportation services, Uber drivers are as fallible as the rest of us and despite their good driving records, could still become involved in a road crash. If you were hurt in a rideshare accident and want to consult with an Uber accident lawyer, contact Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. for a free case evaluation today.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Insurance Information Institute and Department of Transportation typically gather data and release annual reports on things like traffic accident trends, including vehicle-specific data on injury crashes and fatality crashes. However, none of these entities to date have released any data specific to rideshare vehicles like Uber cars. One group, the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association (TLPA) has taken note of this lack of statistical data and has been keeping track of incidents involving Uber and other rideshare vehicles on their Who’s Driving You? website.
The information gathered by the TLPA has revealed some startling facts about Uber and other rideshare incidents. More than 50 deaths have been attributed to Uber, Lyft and other rideshare service drivers, although this number does not only include road crash fatalities. In fact, many of these deaths allegedly resulted from homicide or other violent criminal behavior on the part of the driver against a passenger or other party. More than 100 alleged incidences of assault or battery have also been attributed to Uber and Lyft drivers, and several hundred sexual assaults have also been alleged by passengers against their rideshare drivers. Being involved in a traffic accident is only one risk of using Uber.
If you need an Uber accident lawyer in Grandview, we can help you file a legal claim. The expert legal staff at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. specialize in personal injury law, and we are dedicated to helping our clients turn a bad day into a brighter future by advocating for them in civil court. We can help you seek the recovery of damages by filing a lawsuit, and these damages could be paid out to you in the form of court-compelled cash compensation. We believe in fighting for justice, and we want to help you hold the person who was liable for your injuries accountable. Contact us today for a free consultation.
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