How Common Are Uber Accidents?

Posted June 9th, 2023.

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When you hail a ride with the Uber or Lyft app, you just assume that you are going to get to your destination safely. Most of the time you will. However, it is important to remember that Uber accidents do happen. You need to know what you should do if you or a loved one are injured and when it’s time to contact a Cherry Hill personal injury attorney.

How Often Do Ubers Get in Accidents?

Uber and Lyft do release safety data from time to time, but it can be difficult to get a complete picture of just how safe rideshares can be. According to the data they have released, around 100 fatalities per year seem to be the norm. We do not seem to have comprehensive data on accidents that cause injuries and property damage though.

So treat an Uber ride like any other ride in a car. There is always at least a small chance that you will get into an accident, and you could get injured. If you do get injured, you may want to speak to a rideshare accident attorney from our firm.

Who is Liable in an Uber Accident?

Liability in an Uber accident can be tricky. Sometimes another driver is obviously at fault, but if the Uber or Lyft driver contributed to the accident in some way whose fault is it really? Does the driver get blamed? Or does the rideshare service end up paying?

To put things simply, sometimes Uber’s coverage is active and sometimes the driver’s own insurance coverage is active. If there is any confusion, your lawyer can help you figure out which insurer should be responsible for damages.

What Are Common Injuries in Uber Accidents?

Uber accidents can harm drivers, passengers, cyclists, and pedestrians. Serious injuries are common. Such accidents can cause:

  • Broken bones
  • Internal bleeding
  • Organ damage
  • Spinal cord and neck injuries
  • Traumatic brain injury

Can You Pursue Damages After Uber Accidents?

If you or a loved one have suffered injuries in a Lyft or Uber accident, you may be able to pursue compensation. Whether you were a passenger, a pedestrian, or someone in a different vehicle, we can help you learn more about the value of your case and what kind of compensation offer would be fair. Your settlement should help cover:

  • The cost of medical care
  • Any lost wages
  • A loss of earning potential
  • Pain from disability or disfigurement
  • Property damages

We can also help you pursue wrongful death damages if a loved one passed away due to injuries suffered in a rideshare accident.

Schedule Your Initial Consultation

If you or a loved one have been injured in a Lyft or Uber accident, you do not have to fight for compensation on your own. Contact the Law Offices of Mark S. Guralnick and schedule your consultation today. We can tell you more about what we can do to assist you in this difficult time.

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