Uber Accident Lawyers in the Great State of Texas
Uber increasingly becomes a popular way to get around. With an easy app, it makes it simple for people to travel around in their own city or when visiting somewhere new. This mode of transportation is often used by young people, and many people prefer it to taxis. Uber also employs many people. Sadly, Uber drivers have caused a large number of accidents. These are increasing as Uber becomes more widely used across the country. Some of these accidents result in serious injuries or even deaths.
Common Causes of Uber Accidents
There are many factors contributing to why these accidents happen. Here are some of the common reasons why Uber drivers end up in accidents that cause personal injury or wrongful death to victims:
- Distracted driving: This includes people talking or using cell phones, applying makeup, eating, texting, etc.
- Drunk driving
- Driving while under the influence of other drugs or substances.
- Violating traffic laws while driving.
- Driving while drowsy or fatigued. This is a big factor because Uber doesn’t have set schedules. Drivers pick their own schedule and often work long hours or during late night shifts when they can make more money. Drowsy driving is very dangerous and increases risks of getting into an accident. This is because fatigue slows reaction times and impairs the driver’s ability to respond to hazards and make good choices.
It is also worth noting that most Uber drivers are not professional drivers. There is also some question about the validity of background checks and if all Uber drivers are qualified to do the job they have been hired to do.
We look out for you.
Uber is looking out for its best interest as a company. As such, they try to limit their liability when they get into an accident. Downloading the app involves agreeing to their terms and conditions which includes accepting the risk of using the service. Many people who download the app do not realize this or do not read the fine print.
If you are dealing with the stress and pain that can come with being involved in one of these accidents, you deserve someone on your side to fight for you. We are experts in the laws related to these cases in Texas. Our attorneys will do everything they can to get you the best possible outcome and the compensation you deserve. Medical bills and loss of income for the injury can add up; we want you to receive justice.
Call us for a free review of your case.
If you or a loved one is a victim of a personal injury or wrongful death due to an Uber accident, give Personal Injury Attorney Texas a call. We can help drivers, passengers, or pedestrians who were hurt from an Uber accident.
Our consultation is free. We will hear about your case and see what the best course of action would be for you. We work on contingency. This means that you will not have to pay us until we win your case or you receive monetary compensation.