Uber made waves when its rideshare services first came on the scene, causing cab drivers to feel dismay and commuters who wanted other options to jump for joy. The rideshare revolution had begun, and people were excited to have an inexpensive alternative to taxis and a more dependable alternative to iffy public transit schedules. However, although Uber screens their drivers thoroughly to ensure a clean driving record, even people with spotless driving records can get into a car accident through one moment of negligence. If you were hurt in an accident while using a ridesharing service and want to talk about your legal rights with an Uber accident lawyer, contact The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. to find out more about your options under the law.
What should I do after an Uber accident?
If you were hurt in an Uber accident, here is what you need to do after the crash:
- Seek medical attention immediately and get your condition stabilized
- Gather documents related to your injuries, including medical bills, photos of your injuries, and pay stubs to show wages lost as a result of being too injured to work, etc.
- Call an attorney who specializes in handling Uber injury claims to discuss building a legal case
Uber accidents – what the numbers say
Although Uber has been around for quite a while, the usual bureaus that release vehicle-specific accident injury and death statistics have not released any data specific to rideshare vehicle collisions. However, the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association (TLPA) has been keeping track of Uber-related incidents on their Who’s Driving You? website. Their records show that more than 50 people have died while using Uber or other ridesharing apps’ services, although not all of these deaths were because of traffic accident injuries.
Uber drivers and criminal violence
The TLPA’s information shows that allegations of criminal violence—such as murder, assault, and sexual assault—have been growing since Uber and other rideshare services opened up shop. According to their tallies, more than 100 incidents of physical assault and several hundred instances of sexual assault have been alleged against drivers of rideshare vehicles. Thus, road crashes are merely a single risk among several risk factors that must be taken into consideration by rideshare customers using apps like Uber.
Contact the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. if you were hurt in an Uber crash
You do not have to suffer alone or in silence. We can help you seek the recovery of damages in civil court. Our attorneys specialize in handling rideshare injury claims, and we want to help you get the cash award you deserve as an accident victim. You should be compensated for your pain and suffering and for the medical expenses you incurred as a result of someone else’s negligence. We will advocate for you in court in an attempt to recover every penny you are entitled to under the law, and we will fight so that you can get justice in the civil courts. Contact us today for a free consultation.