These days, there are a lot of alternative transportation options for those who don’t have cars or simply prefer to reduce their carbon footprint. From public transportation (such as buses and subways) to taxicabs, these transportation options aren’t just simple and useful, but provide safe options for those who wish to avoid driving while intoxicated. Ridesharing services, such as Uber and Lyft, have become increasingly popular in recent years; finding a ride via an easy-to-use app has never been more convenient. But what happens if you’re involved in an Uber car accident?
Uber car accidents may result from a number of different things, but oftentimes, may be like any other auto accident. When a negligent driver is at fault in a car accident, some of the most common causes of car accidents include:
- Drunk driving
- Driving in poor weather conditions
- Failing to obey traffic rules, such as running a red light
- Distractions from cell phones or tablets, such as texting or taking a phone call while driving
Who’s Driving You? Suggests that some of the most popular ridesharing companies may not be conducting background checks on drivers as well as they can be, nor do they typically meet drivers in person prior to hiring them. This can result in hiring individuals who may not be the safest drivers and may cause a car accident. In other cases, Uber drivers may not necessarily be the ones at fault, but passengers were still injured while in an Uber due to the negligence of a driver in another vehicle. As of August 2018, according to Who’s Driving You?, there have reportedly been 52 deaths directly linked to Uber drivers. A tragic accident also recently made headlines when a self-driving Uber vehicle struck and fatally injured a pedestrian.
For several reasons, sustaining an injury in an Uber car accident can be a complex case, and this is when a skilled car accident attorney can be an invaluable resource. If you’re already one step ahead and working with an attorney on getting a settlement for your case, you may just be in the waiting period now. Because there are several factors to examine in an Uber car accident case, it may be a prolonged period of time before receiving money from your lawsuit settlement. Contact USClaims today to learn more about getting money sooner through pre-settlement funding.