Uber Accident Lawyers
Some people believe that Uber is a less expensive and more convenient way of summoning a taxi. Unfortunately, this view misses the downside of using an Uber ride. Uber is a relatively unregulated type of ride-sharing that has taken off in cities all across the country. Because you can summon a ride, Uber is especially popular in parts of the city with fewer yellow medallion cabs are available. However, Uber has a downside, which becomes particularly evident after an accident involving an Uber car.
First, Uber often does not screen drivers as thoroughly as yellow cab companies do. In some instances, people may not be suitable for a driving job but are hired anyway. Second, the quality of maintenance and car safety vary enormously depending on the owner of the vehicle. Third, because of informal arrangements, the driver of the Uber car may not actually own it. These factors add to the complexity of filing a claim after an Uber accident.
Contact a Qualified Uber Accident Attorney
At the law firm of Proner & Proner, the attorneys handle a wide range of cases involving Uber ride-share vehicles. Lead attorney Mitchell Proner understands the complexities of filing a claim against a company that uses independent contractors as drivers. If you were injured while in an Uber car, please call or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case and to learn more about your legal options.
Examples of Uber Crash Cases
At Proner & Proner, the lawyers handle Uber cases involving:
- A driver causing an accident that injured an Uber passenger
- A driver causing an accident that injured a driver or passenger in another vehicle
- Another driver injuring an Uber driver or passenger as a result of speeding or reckless driving
Whatever the immediate cause of the accident, it is important to gather all relevant information quickly, before the evidence disappears. Proner & Proner uses skilled accident investigators and reconstructionists who can determine exactly how the crash occurred and who was liable.
Causes of Uber Crashes
Some common causes of Uber accidents include:
- Drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Drivers fatigued as a result of over-long shifts
- Drivers distracted by cell phones or other devices
- Poor road conditions, such as potholes, missing stop signs, and unmarked hazards
Such causes apply to either an Uber driver or the driver of another vehicle. The lawyers, working with investigators, will determine just how the accident occurred.
Call the Uber Accident Attorneys for a Free Consultation
To find out whether you have a case after being injured in an Uber accident, please call the accident attorneys of Proner & Proner or fill out our online contact form to get started.
Attorney Mitchell Proner serves clients throughout New York State and Connecticut, and he also handles cases throughout the United States.