UBER LYFT Injury Lawsuits
People all across Syracuse and Central New York utilize rideshare services on a daily basis. It’s simple to do, just pull out your smartphone, open the app, and a car is there in minutes. Unfortunately, some riders have been seriously injured when the rideshare vehicle they were in was involved in a car accident.
When the negligence of another person causes you harm, you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against that party or the parties involved. For example, with an Uber, or Lyft driver it can be possible to not only go after the driver of the rideshare and any other vehicles involved that could be liable, but the rideshare company as well. It may be possible to recover compensation for you or your family members’ medical bills, lost wages, pain, and suffering as a direct result of the accident.
If you or someone you care about has been injured while a passenger in a rideshare service vehicle, then you may be able to recover damages as a result of your injury. The experienced Uber and Lyft injury lawyers at McMahon & Kublick PC can help you cut through the red tape and maximize your financial recovery. There is no charge for your initial case evaluation, and we can discuss your legal options.
Uber & Lyft Auto Accidents
Uber and Lyft auto accidents often happen when the driver and/or others on the roadway are negligent or careless. If this happens to you, then you have the right to demand compensation for your injuries. At McMahon Kublick PC, we have decades of experience with all types of motor vehicle crashes, including those that involve rideshare companies.
Over the last several years, Uber and Lyft have become very popular, and as a result, accidents involving drivers for these companies are also increasing. Typically, these Uber and Lyft accidents result in similar injuries as other private auto accidents, but the cause of these accidents, and who is ultimately responsible for damages can be considerably more complicated.
At any given moment there can be thousands of Uber and Lyft drivers on the road on a daily basis. With that many rideshare drivers on the road, there are bound to be accidents and injuries. Often when an accident does happen it is because negligence plays a role. Some common acts of driver negligence could include:
- Distracted driving: Drivers for rideshare companies have a greater risk of distraction as they rely heavily on their mobile app to receive notifications about pickups, drop-offs, and directions to each and every stop.
- Speeding: As a result of many customers in a rush to get to an appointment, or the need to be somewhere by a certain time, it is common for some drivers to speed from time to time.
- Stopping in unsafe locations: The GPS provided through the rideshare apps may tell drivers to drop passengers off and pick passengers up in busy or unsafe areas on the roadway.
- Driver exhaustion: While Uber and Lyft do require their drivers to take breaks after a certain period of driving time, drivers can be behind the wheel for long hours. Sometimes that amount of time can be upwards of 12 to 16 hours.
In addition, Lyft and Uber accidents can happen as a result of poor vehicle maintenance, failure to follow traffic laws, poor road conditions, and bad passenger behavior.
Following any type of motor vehicle accident, it is in your best interest to find a lawyer to advise you as to your best course of action. When it comes to rideshare service accidents, this is especially true, as they can involve multiple parties and can be more complicated.