The general public loved Uber when it first became an option for transportation, and excitement over the ability to have an alternative to public transit, taxicabs, or driving yourself grew to epic proportions as the Uber app gained more popularity. Using ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft can be freeing, allowing you to get from place to place cheaply and without having to adhere to train or bus schedules or having to drive yourself and drain your own gas tank. However, while ridesharing services add a convenient option for many people in search of alternate means of commuting or traveling, using ridesharing services comes with an extra layer of risks. Just because an Uber driver has a clean driving record does not mean they cannot be involved in road accidents, and incidents of violent crimes committed by Uber drivers upon passengers have also been reported. If you were hurt while taking an Uber and want to seek justice in the legal system, contact an Uber accident lawyer at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. We specialize in handling Uber accident injury claims and are available to discuss your options as an accident victim.
Entities such as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have not recorded data specific to ridesharing-related road crashes. However, the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association (TLPA) has been keeping track of Uber, Lyft and other ridesharing-related accidents and crimes on their Who’s Driving You? website. Their records show that more than 50 deaths have been attributed to ridesharing crashes or crimes, and more than 100 violent assaults are alleged to have been committed by Uber or other ridesharing company contractor-drivers since the companies’ inceptions. Furthermore, although all drivers hired on by ridesharing companies must have clean driving records at the time of hire, there was a media uproar when it was discovered that several convicted felons—albeit with clean driving records—had been hired on by one of these ridesharing companies.
Even a minor fender bender can result in painful injuries when you are involved in an Uber accident. Some common injuries include:
Contact an Uber accident lawyer in Olathe at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. if you have been hurt in an Uber crash. Our experienced legal team has more than 40 years of experience in personal injury litigation, and our mission is to help our clients turn a bad day into a brighter future by fighting for justice in the courtroom. We work on a fee-contingent basis, meaning we charge no attorney’s fees until your case is resolved either by a courtroom win or by an out-of-court settlement. We offer case evaluations at no charge, so contact us today for your free consultation.
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