Uber is the Craze, but Uber personal injury lawsuits are increasing

05/22/2015
By Logan Quirk

Uber’s uber Issues

Uber has become a popular service in metro areas as well as the suburbs. Many view it as a better option to mass transit, and at times, it can seem like a safer option. However, Uber personal injury lawsuits are popping up in regards to injuries that pedestrians and other non-passengers are suffering from Uber driver errors. While Uber may seem like a good alternative to mass transit, the underlying issues and lack of regulation make it a dangerous option.

In 2014, a San Francisco family filed suit against Uber in connection to the death of a six-year-old pedestrian who was struck and killed by an Uber driver. Even though there was not a passenger in the car, the driver was “logged in” to Uber’s server, and according to the lawsuit, Uber is responsible for his actions. This seems simple, right? Wrong. There are virtually no regulations or laws that cover Uber. Unlike taxi companies and mass transit, Uber does not have to answer to a higher authority. Another, and perhaps even bigger, catch to many ride-share companies is that before you schedule a ride you must agree to their terms, which usually means waiving a jury trial. http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/know-the-risks-of-rideshare-services/Content?oid=2482848

Taxis and mass transit systems have massive amounts of rules and regulations that they must abide by. This is not the case with ride-share companies such as Uber. Not so with Uber. It is important to speak with a Hollywood personal injury attorney if you have been injured by an Uber driver. A good California personal injury attorney can advise you as to the right path to take, as suing Uber and its drivers does not look like an easy road.

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