The promise of rideshare services is that they will make the road safer. People coming home from a night out will not risk driving while under the influence of alcohol. Instead, they will take an Uber or Lyft. This is true to an extent, but Uber accidents do still happen. If you are injured in one, you might want to talk to a Corpus Christi, Texas Uber/Lyft accident lawyer from our firm.
How Often Do Ubers Get in Accidents?
Uber and Lyft accidents can get into accidents just like any other vehicle. The presence of more rideshare vehicles on the road can mean that the total number of vehicles on the road rises. This can make accidents and collisions more common.
The major rideshare companies release some accident data, but it can be hard to get the full picture and determine exactly how common Lyft or Uber accidents are. According to both companies, they see around 100 fatal accidents per year. The overall number of traffic fatalities has also risen in recent years.
However, Uber and Lyft will also be quick to point out how many trips are being completed and how most of them are perfectly safe. Between 2017 and 2018, Uber took four billion trips in the United States alone. In that same time period, 97 Uber accidents with fatalities occurred.
Of course, there are also accidents that only cause injuries and property damage to consider as well. So we would say that most of the rideshares you take are probably going to be safe, but you should still be prepared to deal with an Uber accident and its aftermath.
What Are Common Injuries in Uber Accidents?
Uber accidents often cause serious injuries. You could end up with:
- Broken bones
- Cuts and scrapes
- Injuries to your head and neck, including whiplash
- Traumatic brain injury, or TBI
- Spinal cord injury
- Organ damage and internal bleeding
You need to address your injuries and get medical care first. Then it is time to think about hiring a lawyer who can help you pursue compensation.
How Can a Uber Accident Lawyer Help Me?
An Uber accident case can be a bit tricky, but a lawyer from our firm can make it easier. We can help you:
- Deal with insurance companies
- Determine liability
- Calculate fair compensation
- Defend yourself against any accusations of fault or wrongdoing
Whether you were the driver of a rideshare vehicle, a passenger, an occupant of another car, or a pedestrian, we can help you fight for the compensation that you deserve.
We Can Help After Uber Accidents
If you were injured in a rideshare accident, you do not have to pursue compensation on your own. Contact Sahadi Legal Group and set up a free consultation. We are ready to tell you more about how our experienced personal injury lawyers could be of assistance.