Uber and other rideshare apps changed the face of the transportation industry when they broke out onto the scene. People no longer had to hail cabs, wait for buses, take trains or just derive themselves if they had someplace to be—Uber offered another option, and a cost-effective option it was. With people now able to easily hire a designated driver, they could enjoy a night out on the town enjoying cocktails with friends without having to worry about how they could get home safely. However, although Uber and other ridesharing companies screen their contract-working drivers’ records prior to hiring them on, a clean driving record does not guarantee a safe driver. Accidents can and do frequently happen with Uber, and when they do they can leave pain and suffering in their wake. If you would like to talk to an Uber accident lawyer about the injuries you sustained in an Uber-related incident and how you can build a legal case against the party liable for your injuries, contact Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. today.
Generally, statistics on road crashes are published by government agencies or similar entities such as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. However, no such statistics specific to Uber or other ridesharing services exist. However, the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association (TLPA) has been keeping tabs on Uber-related incidents, including deaths and injuries. According to their tally, more than 50 people have died in rideshare-related incidents to date.
It should be noted that the 50+ people who died while using Uber or other ridesharing services include those who met their demise because of being the victim of a violent crime at the hands of their hired driver. Road accidents are only one concern for Uber customers—being victimized by their driver is yet another hazard they may face. More than 100 alleged incidents of violent assault or battery have been reported by rideshare customers to date, and several hundred allegations of sexual assault or misconduct have been alleged by customers against their hired drivers.
If you need an Uber accident lawyer in Raytown, we are here to help. The attorneys at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. have more than 40 years of experience in personal injury litigation, and we want to help you get justice via the legal system. We are staunch advocates for our clients, and our mission is to help you turn a bad day into a brighter future. You could be qualified to receive damages in the form of financial compensation for your pain and suffering, and we will work hard to get you every dime you are entitled to under the law. We do not charge attorney’s fees until your case is resolved, and we offer free consultations to all potential clients. Call today.
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