If you’re a commuter in Los Angeles or in other parts of California, unless you’ve been living under a rock all these years, you may have in one time or another availed of the rideshare services from an app like Uber. The services are very convenient, allowing you to share a ride or get the services of a rideshare vehicle for private use with a few taps on the app. Payments are made even more convenient and even at a lower price range than traditional cabs.
Such convenience and practically are some of the reasons why the use of rideshare services like Uber has exploded globally and even in the United States, which is considered Uber’s biggest market with more than 41.8 million users based on figures from March of 2018. While most users are from the cities and urban communities like Los Angeles, there are some from the rural areas who enjoy these services as well.
But the growing popularity does not come without a cost. More vehicles on the road means more opportunities for accidents to occur, either to the Uber driver or their passengers. In most cases the accidents are minor and will not result in injuries, but in some cases the accidents are serious enough to cause injuries and fatalities. This is where a good Uber accident lawyer comes in.
If you are not the cause of the accident or is not in any way responsible for the accident to happen, then you are in luck as you can make a personal injury claim and get compensation with the help of an Uber lawyer. Your case may even be stronger if the cause of the accident is due to negligence on the part of the other party, resulting in injuries like whiplash, broken bones or even internal injuries.