In recent years, the popularity of the rideshare app Uber has exploded. Arlington is no exception, with loads of people depending on the service to navigate the city. The convivence and effectiveness of Uber make it the ideal form of transportation for many. However, Uber is certainly not without its faults.
Accidents and lawsuits related to Uber are becoming common. This may be due to the fact that Uber is lax with regulating their drivers. Uber’s lack of regulation has led to underqualified drivers causing accidents while providing service.
If you or a loved one were recently in an Uber related accident, you may be eligible for compensation and should consider reaching out to an Arlington Uber accident attorney. With Uber being so new, there are not a lot of attorneys well-versed in handling Uber accident claims. However, at the Law Office of Dorothy Hyde, we have over 30 years of experience to bring to the table.
Uber has very little qualifications one must meet to become a driver. Anyone who is a licensed driver, 21 years of age, and has a vehicle that is less than 15 years old can become an Uber driver. The lack of regulations all but guarantee that some Uber drivers will be underqualified of untrustworthy.
Another downside of Uber is the driver’s constant need to be on their phone. Uber drivers navigate the road, clock-in, and arrange rides entirely through their phones. This level of demand for screen time while driving is an accident breeding ground. This puts both the driver and passenger at risk for an accident. Even pedestrians on the roadside can be in danger of an especially distracted Uber driver.
There have been several examples of settlements related to Uber accidents. For example, a lawsuit was filed after an accident that occurred on November 2015, in Dallas. Sarah Milburn hailed an Uber ride. During the ride, her Uber driver ran a red light that resulted in a collusion with a truck. As a result of the crash, Sarah suffered injuries serious enough to force her to use a wheelchair. Allegedly, the Uber driver was not insured at the time of the accident.
Another example involves a couple that filed a lawsuit after suffering an Uber accident in Florida. The couple were in an Uber when its driver allegedly turned into oncoming traffic. The couple accrued serious injuries including a broken leg. These examples of lawsuit demonstrate the harm that can result from Uber accidents.
Due to Uber’s weak driver regulations and the amount of real life lawsuits, Uber accidents are a serious threat facing residents of Arlington. If you or a loved one were involved in an Uber accident, contacting an Arlington Uber accident attorney may be necessary. However, Uber has a gigantic legal team and even bigger insurance policies to protect them from financial harm. Be that as it may, you shouldn’t have to suffer from the actions of a reckless Uber driver. At The Law Offices of Dorothy Hyde, we have the experience necessary to standup to negligent Uber drivers and obtain compensation on your behalf. To set up a free consolation, contact us here or call us at 214-883-1700.
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