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If you or a loved one has sustained injuries in a rideshare accident, contact a Riverside Uber accident attorney at The Hayes Law Firm, APC to discuss your claim and damages by calling us at 323-477-1415.
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RIverside Uber Accident Attorney

Uber continues to increase in popularity for Riverside residents. Passengers love it because they do not have to drive their own vehicles to get to their destination, but they also do not have to wait for public transportation. Riverside residents use Uber to get anywhere in Inland Empire or for farther away trips such as a day at the beach, to Los Angeles, or Disneyland.

Many people call an Uber when they are going out at night because they know they will be drinking. Deciding not to drink and drive is a responsible decision, but as Riverside Uber accident attorneys know, acting with good intentions sometimes leads to unexpected problems thanks to Uber accidents.

Contacting Uber after an accident

Uber’s website provides that in the event of an accident, make sure everyone is safe, call the police, and then contact Uber. Attorneys at The Hayes Law Firm, APC recommend that you contact an attorneys rather than Uber, especially if you sustained injuries in the accident. If you are injured in an Uber accident, your interests are likely adverse to their interests, especially when the Uber driver was at fault for the accident.

Accident compensation

Collecting compensation under Uber’s insurance policy has commonly been a problem for people who have been involved in an accident with an Uber driver. Often the driver and Uber point fingers at each other regarding whether the driver’s insurance policy is in effect or Uber’s. Even when the argument is not about which policy applies, the responsible insurance company’s goal is not to fully and fairly compensate the injured party; it is to settle the claim for as little as possible. A good attorney will negotiate for a full recovery for their injured client instead of just accepting what the insurance company proposes.

Causes and factors in Uber accidents

Common causes and factors in Uber accidents are described below.

  • Rideshare drivers are often distracted by their rideshare app while they are in the middle of a drive. Their goal is to make money by securing a lot of rides through their rideshare app and often they are more focused on lining up that next ride than they are on safely delivering their current passenger to his or her destination.
  • Drivers are often from smaller towns and suburbs that will go to larger areas like Riverside where Uber demand is higher so that they can make more money. The problem is that drivers who are not familiar with the area may get confused and distracted trying to figure out where they are going instead of concentrating on safe driving.
  • Uber drivers do not receive formal safety training when it comes to working for Uber, which means that they do not receive the training that other common carrier drivers, like taxicab and bus drivers, are required to have.
  • Part of the driver’s Uber rating comes from whether or not they are friendly, so drivers may be trying to converse with passengers when they should actually be concentrating on the road.

If you or a loved one has sustained injuries in a rideshare accident, contact a Riverside Uber accident attorney at The Hayes Law Firm, APC to discuss your claim and damages by calling us at 323-477-1415.

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