A recent Uber car accident reminds us all that rideshare collisions are very real. Please know that if you were injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, you can file an accident claim to recover compensation for your injuries. Please contact the Premier Injury Law Firm now for help!
Uber Crash Details
The accident took place at about 6:15 a.m. on February 23rd. At the time, an Uber driver was transporting several passengers to the San Diego Convention Center. They were traveling in a Toyota Prius.
The Prius eventually t-boned an SUV. Firefighters along with the paramedics soon arrived at the scene. They found two women riding in the Uber hurt as a result of the collision. Medical personnel then rushed the victims to a hospital for treatment. The police are still investigating the incident.
Common Causes of Rideshare Accidents
There are five main causes for rideshare accidents. These include:
- Speeding by rideshare drivers,
- Rideshare driver fatigue,
- Drivers ignoring dangerous road conditions,
- Rideshare drivers committing traffic violations, and
- Driver distraction.
As to the latter, please note that rideshare drivers have to look at their mobile device all the time for such things as directions, traffic conditions, and availability of customers. This distraction is a natural cause of roadway accidents.
Receiving Compensation in an Uber/Lyft Accident Case
You have the right to file an injury claim if you were hurt in a rideshare accident. You are generally entitled to compensation for your injuries if you can show that your rideshare driver was driving negligently. Driving negligent simply means that your Uber or Lyft driver was driving unreasonably under the circumstances. An example of negligent driving is a rideshare driver disobeying a traffic law.
You or your rideshare accident attorney can prove that a driver was negligent by means of:
- Witness testimony,
- Surveillance video, and
- Reference to a police report.
If you’re successful in filing a claim, you can receive compensation for such losses as:
- Medical expenses,
- Lost wages,
- Loss of future earning capacity,
- Property damage, and
- Pain and suffering.
Contact the Premier Injury Law Firm for Help
If you or a loved one was injured in a rideshare accident, please know that the Premier Injury Law Firm is here to help. Our legal team is skilled, experienced, and passionate in their representation. Let us shoulder the burden of an injury claim or lawsuit while you focus on healing from your injuries. Contact us today for the quality legal help you deserve.