If you have been injured in an accident with a rideshare company, our Oregon Uber accident attorneys can assist you.
With ridesharing services on the rise, individuals injured in accidents with rideshare services are filing an increasing number of lawsuits. Those who have suffered injuries after an accident with a rideshare vehicle may be entitled to compensation.
The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that in 2014, more than 32,000 people died in car accidents in the America. 2.3 million suffered injuries in crashes.
People who sustain injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents can suffer a number of potential injuries, including:
- Broken bones
- Head and neck injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Internal injuries
In addition, people may also suffer traumas of the mind.
Who is Liable for an Accident?
In certain states, a ridesharing industry has questioned who should be held liable in the event of an accident. For example, in 2016, the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, Insurance Division, issued a consumer advisory stating that citizens of Oregon ought to take into consideration their insurance when utilizing ridesharing utilities. The department suggested that people in cars should look into the insurance of the rideshare company and discuss coverage options with their insurance company in the event of an accident. The two biggest rideshare companies – Uber and Lyft – offer some kind of insurance for people who drive for them on top of the driver’s existing insurance.
Ridesharing Company Claims
In the past, Lyft and Uber have faced lawsuits. In one particular claim involving Uber, an Uber driver allegedly struck and killed a female six years of age while making a turn as he was using the Uber application. Due to the fact that the person operating the vehicle wasn’t moving anyone, Uber argued that the driver didn’t happen to be an Uber worker. NBCnews.com later published a report claiming that an undisclosed settlement was received by the family after they filed a suit claiming the company has been irresponsible with how their driver behaved.
An Oregon Rideshare Accident Attorney Can Assist You
Companies like Uber and Lyft and the drivers who serve them have a responsibility to create a risk-free place for their passengers, other motorists on the road, and pedestrians. The company also needs to provide protection measures against risks associated with their drivers. In the event that a driver does not uphold this responsibility, both the company and the driver might be found responsible for damages resulting from injuries caused by an accident.
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