When Uber broke onto the scene back in 2009, people everywhere rejoiced in having a modern alternative to hailing a taxi or taking public transportation. Uber seemed like a revolutionary way to get around and a safe, cost-effective means of getting home after a night out. However, taking an Uber comes with its fair share of hazards, and not all of them are related to traffic collisions. If you were injured in an Uber crash and want to talk to an Uber accident lawyer, the legal team at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. can assist you with learning more about your legal rights and options as an accident victim.
Although Uber has been in existence for close to a decade, government offices that provide statistics for traffic crashes such as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration have not added stats regarding ridesharing companies (such as Uber or Lyft) to their annual reports. The Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association (TLPA) sought to fill this statistical reporting gap and has been tracking accidents and other injurious or fatal incidents involving ridesharing companies and drivers. According to TLPA data, dozens of deaths have happened in Uber or other ridesharing vehicles, either due to road crashes or violent crimes committed by drivers.
The most crucial thing to do after an Uber accident is to seek medical care. Even if you do not feel your injuries are serious enough to call for medical evaluation, it is important that you allow a trained healthcare professional to determine whether you are injured and what your next steps for recovering from any injuries should be. Many injuries do not cause immediate pain—for example, whiplash may not become painful until several days have passed. Next, document your accident and everything related to it. Maintain a file that includes copies of medical bills, photos of your injuries, proof of lost wages and any other expenses related to your injuries or your accident. You can then bring this documentation to a local attorney who specializes in handling Uber accident cases. Your attorney can review your file and offer advice on what your options are under the law as an accident victim, which may include filing a civil lawsuit in court against the person responsible for your personal injuries.
If you need an Uber accident lawyer in Overland Park, reach out to Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. We have more than 40 years of experience in personal injury litigation, and we specialize in handling Uber accident claims in court. As an accident victim, you may be entitled to recover damages for your pain and suffering which are paid out in the form of a cash award. We want to help you turn a bad day into a brighter future, and we will push to get you the maximum award available under the law. Contact us today for a free consultation.
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