Ridesharing apps have become extremely popular among younger people. If you don’t have a car or want a safe ride back from the bar when you’re under the influence, just a few taps on your phone will send a sober driver to your location.
While they’re very convenient, Uber and Lyft have actually been linked to a 2% increase in car accidents in recent years. Shockingly, 58 people died in Uber accidents from 2017 to 2018, and almost all of these deadly crashes occurred in urban areas. It’s hard to know how many serious Uber accidents did not result in death because Uber does not keep a solid record of non-fatal accidents.
When you see the above statistics, you realize that this app, intended to keep people safe, can actually lead to an accident. Accidents happen most often when drivers are distracted by conversations with passengers or when drivers are speeding because the passenger is in a rush.
Of people killed in rideshare car crashes, 21% were rideshare drivers, 21% were riders, and the remaining 58% were third parties, such as innocent pedestrians or bikers. Whether you were a rider, driver, or third party, ridesharing accident attorneys in Long Beach will ensure that you are compensated for your damages.
Damages are the pain and suffering that occur as a result of the accident. Common damages that an injury attorney in Long Beach will seek compensation for include:
Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft pump millions of dollars each year into professionals that try to shield them from lawsuits. Especially for their drivers, getting compensation is difficult.
Whether you were a driver who was injured in a rideshare crash or a pedestrian injured by flying debris, you should schedule a consultation with a personal injury law firm. Consultations with Accident Lawyers Firm are free, and we can tell you how much your settlement could be and how strong your case is.