There was a time a few years ago when you might have scoffed at the idea of getting into someone else’s personal vehicle, a person you did not know, and getting a ride somewhere. That was before the name Uber was known to everyone.
Now, ridesharing is something normal. With the press of a button in an app, you can have a ride at your door in minutes, ready to take you to your destination. Whether you need to get across town to a party or to the grocery store for a shopping trip, you can count on Uber to be there.
But is Uber safe?
If you need a Bristol Uber accident attorney, you can count on the team at the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. to be by your side, fighting to secure the compensation you need.
Still A New Industry
Is the ridesharing industry regulated like other transportation companies?
The answer to that is – No.
First, becoming an Uber driver is not difficult. The requirements for Pennsylvania are that the driver has to be 21-years-old, must pass a background check, and have insurance on the vehicle. You are just as likely to find a grandmother show up as your driver as you are a college student looking to earn some extra money.
Uber drivers do not have to have any extra driver training. Their vehicles do not have to be inspected regularly.
What if your Uber driver is unsafe on the roadway? What if they:
- Are driving while distracted by their phones or other devices?
- Are driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol?
- Drive at excessive speeds or aggressively?
Can you count on your Uber driver to be safe?
Negligent or careless Uber drivers are a danger to many people. This includes:
- Their passengers
- Other drivers on the roadway
- Pedestrians and cyclists on or near the roadway
If you are injured in an accident because of an Uber driver, do you know who will cover the expenses?
Uber’s insurance covers each driver when they have passengers and when they are waiting for a fare, but if the driver was reckless, they should be held accountable for more than just some medical expenses.
What if you have to miss work and lose out on valuable income needed to support your family?
What Are Your Options?
If you have been injured in an accident due to the negligence of an Uber driver, seek legal assistance now. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our experienced legal team is ready to take on your case. In situations like this, there will be many parties involved and it can become confusing.
We will fight to ensure you are fairly compensated in the aftermath of an Uber accident. This can include coverage for medical expenses, lost income for time away from work, as well as pain and suffering damages. If you need a Bristol Uber accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 215-543-7220.