Uber Accident: Correct Reporting Is Important
Everyone has that one friend who likes to drink and drive. They start the evening thinking that they won’t drink as much and before you know it they are drinking and choosing to drive. The responsible thing is to not drink and drive. For one it is against the law and two it is just an all-around good idea to not be intoxicated when using a vehicle of any kind. Then you have that friend who is always extra cautious. Not only do they not drink or drive, but they are also fairly conservative in their drinking. The new wave of transportation created by Uber makes getting a ride easier, but that doesn’t mean that it is always safer.
What Do We Know?
What do we really know about those who drive for Uber? In Austin, the city requires drivers to have fingerprints and background checks. In response, Uber and Lyft do not have drivers in that city anymore. Dallas is another story. Dallas does not have such an ordinance. Uber claims that they provide background checks on all their drivers. They say they look back 7 years for any convicted felonies, driving offenses, sex-related offenses, abuse or endangerment, street racing, reckless driving, or driving under the influence. This is supposed to deter drivers who have a past from applying to drive, but sometimes background checks are wrong or drivers are approved anyway.
All we really know is that the drivers have had some verification, but what if they received misdemeanors? What if these drivers had convictions from 10 or 8 years ago? Is that evidence enough that these drivers are safe? Unfortunately, when you order an Uber you don’t really get the chance or have the time to ask a driver about their history. It is the social norm to just get into the vehicle you just ordered. Sarah Milburn learned the hard way how to not trust an Uber driver.
While bar hopping, Milburn got an Uber with some friends. They all piled into the van and she sat in the middle with her seat belt on. The Uber driver ran a red and the van was hit by another vehicle who fled the scene. The van flipped. No one else in the vehicle was hurt except for Milburn. She was unable to move, but she could hear and see everything. The police report does not state that the van ran a red light even though there is proof. That is something Milburn family has to battle in order to get fairly compensated.
What Do You Do?
If you or someone you love was injured in an Uber Accident then you need to reach out to our Uber Accident Attorney at the Law Office of Dorothy Hyde in Dallas. With 30 years of experience, our Uber Accident Attorney knows that your case relies on accurate information and detailed reports. As your representation, we will ensure that the truth is told. Call 214-883-1700 or click here to start a conversation with our winning team today.