Uber seemed like a great thing when the ridesharing app first came onto the market. No longer would people be forced to adhere to public transit schedules or have to drive themselves or depend on calling for an expensive taxi if they wanted to get from place to place. Now, people could tap on an app and have a contractor driver come pick them up and take them home—or out for a night on the town. Having an Uber driver be the designated driver for a party or for a group of friends out for a night bar-hopping seemed like a great idea, not to mention a cost-effective way of getting home safely. However, Uber drivers are as fallible as any other drivers on the road, and even drivers with utterly clean driving records still end up in car accidents at times, leading to serious injury and even death. If you were hurt in an Uber accident and want to speak to an Uber accident lawyer in Independence about your legal rights and which roads you can take to get justice as an accident victim, contact the legal team at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. for a free consultation.
Although the entities we normally rely on to provide road crash stats, such as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration or the Department of Transportation, have not yet begun to track data relating specifically to Uber or other ridesharing companies, the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association (TLPA) has been collecting information on their Who’s Driving You? website, and some of the information is jarring. According to the TLPA, more than 50 people have died while using Uber or other ridesharing companies’ services, although it should be noted that this number also includes violent fatalities such as homicides perpetrated by rideshare drivers. On that note, more than 100 violent assaults and hundreds of sexual assaults have also been alleged against Uber, Lyft and other rideshare drivers. These figures would seem to indicate that potential automobile accidents are not the only risk that passengers take when they call (or tap) for an Uber.
If you need an Uber accident lawyer in Independence, call Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. to discuss your legal case. We specialize in handling Uber accident injury claims and helping our clients turn a bad day into a brighter future by fighting for their rights in court. We have more than 40 years of experience in the legal field and will push to recover the damages owed to you by the liable party. You deserve justice through the legal system, and we can help. We work on a fee-contingency basis, so you do not pay any attorney’s fees until your case has been won or successfully settled out of court. It costs not a penny for us to evaluate your case, to contact us today for a free assessment of your case.
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