BUCKS COUNTY UBER ACCIDENT LAWYER
Uber and other ride-sharing services have become an important part of public transportation for both residents of and visitors in the Bucks County Area. While many people in Bucks County may call on Uber on a regular basis, they may not realize that they are putting their safety in the hands of a stranger. You might expect that an Uber driver has a proper license and the training necessary to get you to your destination safely, however there are many drivers taking advantage of loopholes in Uber’s Policy which can put you in a difficult situation in the future.
Uber drivers in Bucks County have just as much of a chance of being involved in a serious traffic accident as any other type of driver. No matter how skilled the Uber driver may be, he or she is still only human and therefore is capable of making negligent mistakes that can lead to serious car accidents and or injuries.
Uber Drivers are sometimes overly confident drivers as they spend much of their time on the road. Sometimes this confidence becomes a curse as they may feel comfortable making complicated maneuvers on the road. Furthermore, passengers are often in a hurry and may suggest that a drive faster than they normally would. These factors combined with changing traffic patterns can cause an Uber Driver to be involved in a car accident. If you have suffered injury in a Uber Car accident in Bucks County, you may have legal right to hold a negligent party responsible for your loss. Contact an experienced Bucks County Uber Accident Attorney at Kats, Jamison & Associates to discuss a filing a legal claim for your personal injury case. Our consultations are completely free so do not hesitate to call us to find out more information.
POTENTIAL PERSONS INJURED IN UBER/LYFT RIDESHARING ACCIDENTS
When you imagine an Uber car accident, you likely think of injuries suffered by passengers in the vehicle. However, passengers are not the only parties that may be affected by an Uber Car accident. Negligent Uber drivers can cause accidents that may injure other parties, included but not limited too:
- Drivers or passengers in other vehicles
- Rideshare passengers
Injuries following Uber or other Rideshare accidents can be severe and can cause victims of these car accident to suffer a variety of different of losses, including but not limited to: overwhelming medical bills, lost income from not being able to work, loss of career development opportunities, as well as, also could face permanent injuries or disabilities, along with emotional trauma, physical pain and suffering.
RIDESHARE ACCIDENTS REGARDING COMMON CARRIER LAW
Uber and other Ride-sharing services carries passengers for money and offers its services to the general public. This means that this service is considered to be a special class of vehicle called a “common carrier.” This common carrier definition has legal implications due to the fact that common carriers are held to the highest standard of care regarding the safety of their passengers. While most regular drivers on the roads are simply expected to drive within a reasonably safe manner, “common carriers” are expected to use the highest amount of care to prevent the injury to their passengers. Common carriers may be held liable for even the smallest act of negligence due to its affect overall public safety and well being.
It is significant to note that this especially high standard of care is not only in regard to Uber passengers (or other rideshare services), but may include people entering or leaving the vehicle. It is unfortunate that some Uber drivers do not always abide by the high standard of care that they must by law, thereby causing unnecessary accidents.
Some examples of negligence on behalf of Uber drivers which may result in accidents include, but is not limited to:
• Distracted driving
• Driving under the influence
• Driving while fatigued
• Failing to yield
• Making dangerous U-turns
• Taking unlawful shortcuts
• Weaving in and out of traffic
CONTACT AN EXPERIENCED BUCKS COUNTY UBER ACCIDENT LAWYER FOR A FREE CONSULTATION
As illustrated above, personal injury cases involving Uber, Lyft and other ride-sharing accidents can have complex legal issues that are unique to each situation. It is important to determine who is at fault in the accident, then have to prove your claim with sufficient evidence of negligence on behalf of the Uber driver. Additionally, many ridesharing companies and drivers are prepared to fight against liability. This means that it is even more important to have an experienced and knowledgeable attorney helping you file your claim.
Personal injury cases of this sort are very time sensitive. The sooner you call Kats, Jamison & Associates regarding your Uber accident, the sooner an experienced Bucks County Uber attorney can begin investigating your case. If you have suffered injury in an accident involving Uber, Lyft, or other rideshare services, please do not wait to call Kats, Jamison & Associates at 215 396 9001 for a free, no-obligation consultation.