Rideshares can be a safe option for drivers who are coming home from a party or a night out, but the vehicles from Uber or Lyft can still get into the occasional accident. Uber accidents can cause serious injuries or even death. If you or a loved one suffered harm in an accident involving a rideshare vehicle, a New York car accident lawyer from our firm can tell you more about your legal options.

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Are Uber Accidents Rare?

Unfortunately, it can be hard to pin down exactly how often Uber and Lyft cars get into car accidents. We do know that both companies release information about fatal crashes and that they average about 100 fatalities per year. There is also other research out there that blames ridesharing services for a rise in accidents and traffic fatalities in recent years, especially in urban areas.

So we cannot tell anyone their exact odds of getting into Uber accidents. However, we can say that they are common enough that you should know more about them and what your options are if you are injured in one.

What Are the Typical Injuries in Uber Accidents?

An Uber accident can leave behind scrapes and bruises, or it can result in injuries that will be with somebody for a lifetime. Depending on the severity of the accident, victims can end up with:

  • Broken and fractured bones
  • Traumatic brain injuries and concussions
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Paralysis
  • Internal bleeding
  • Organ damage

As we mentioned earlier, some Uber accidents are even fatal. If your loved one passed away in an accident involving a rideshare vehicle, our law firm can help you pursue wrongful death damages.

Who Can Pursue Damages After an Uber Accident?

If you were involved in an Uber accident in any way, you may be able to pursue damages. If you were hurt and you believe that someone else was to blame for the accident, our attorneys can help you sue for compensation. We have assisted clients who were:

  • Uber drivers and passengers
  • Occupants of other involved vehicles
  • Pedestrians injured in rideshare accidents
  • Cyclists, motorcyclists, and any other more vulnerable motorists

Do I Need an Uber Accident Lawyer?

You are not required to hire a lawyer when pursuing a personal injury suit, but you should be aware of what one can do for you. An Uber accident attorney can:

  • Help determine fault
  • Figure out if the ridesharing service’s insurer should pay out
  • Calculate fair compensation
  • Field settlement offers
  • Defend you from accusations of wrongdoing
  • Answer any legal questions that you have

Insurance companies and rideshare companies have lawyers on their side. You should have legal assistance too.

Schedule an Appointment With Our Legal Team

If you want to learn more about your legal options and what a seasoned Uber accident attorney can do for you, contact Zlotolow & Associates. We are ready to help you and your loved ones fight for the compensation that you deserve.