Uber changed the way people travel when the company first began offering its services to customers as an alternative to taking taxis, driving oneself, or relying on public transit. People could now tap on an app and have a nearby driver come to take them to wherever they needed to go, be it to and from work each day or just out for a night on the town. Customers loved the convenience and the transparent, inexpensive pricing compared to taxis. However, taking an Uber is always a gamble, and when your Uber driver gets into an accident and you become injured, all bets are off. If you got hurt while taking an Uber and want to talk about your legal options with an Uber accident lawyer, call the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. to get informed about your rights and how to take legal action.
Background checks happen, but so do accidents
Uber and other rideshare services do screen their drivers prior to contracting with them, but a background check cannot prevent accidents from happening. As the saying goes, “There is a first time for everything,” and this includes clean-record drivers becoming involved in road crashes. However, traffic accidents are not the only hazard that Uber customers face when they hail a ride. Hundreds of criminal allegations against Uber and Lyft drivers have been made by prior customers, including reports of sexual and physical battery and assault and even homicide. Taking an Uber can be a wallet-friendly way to get to where you need to be, but it is not without its dangers.
Get the facts on rideshare collisions
Preliminary findings from researchers Barrios (of University of Chicago), Hochman and Yi (of Rice University) show that there is a positive correlation between the inception of ridesharing services, such as Uber and Lyft, and fatal traffic accidents. The research shows that deadly traffic accidents have increased as much as 3 percent since Uber and Lyft came on the scene, after these numbers being at record lows (before ridesharing became mainstream).
Victims have the right to seek justice in the courts
Victims deserve to have their voices be heard and to be given an avenue to get justice in the courts. You have the right to retain qualified legal counsel and to file a claim in civil court if you were injured in an Uber accident, and our attorneys can help.
Horsham Uber accident attorneys
If you need an Uber accident lawyer in Horsham, call the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. to speak with an expert personal injury attorney. Our team of legal experts can advocate for you in the civil courts. Our primary goal is to help you recover damages for your pain and suffering in the form of financial compensation. Damages are calculated and given a monetary value based on factors such as pain and suffering endured because of injuries, medical treatment costs, and any wages lost as a result of being too injured to return to work. These damages can then be paid to you as a cash award. Contact us today for your free case evaluation.