When it’s time to go out for a night on the town more and more people are choosing to plan ahead by using one of the many rideshare services available. One such service is that of Uber. Uber has exploded all over the country, including Greensburg City and the rest of Pennsylvania. Uber has become a popular method for people of all ages to find transportation to and from work, school, the store, the doctor’s office and for a night out on the town. You don’t have to worry about finding a ride, asking a member of your party to be the designated driver, or having to risk driving yourself home after having a few drinks. If you are ever involved in an accident while riding in an Uber it’s important to talk to a Greensburg Uber accident attorney at Shenderovich, Shenderovich and Fishman immediately to protect your rights.
Believe it or not, using Uber can actually be a dangerous decision to make even though you think you are protecting yourself by using a designated driver. The most important thing to remember when getting into an Uber is that the drivers are not true employees of the company. Instead, they are signed as contractors. This reduces the liability that the company assumes in the event of an accident with one of their drivers. This also means that the drivers likely do not go through enough stringent background checks in order to be contacted by Uber.
Another danger of using Uber is the fact that you don’t necessarily know if the car being used is in good shape. It might look like it runs well but it very well could have issues. You don’t know if the driver takes care of the car by having routine maintenance performed like oil changes, new brakes installed, tire rotations and fluid top-offs. When routine maintenance is not performed the vehicle could malfunction, which could lead to an accident that causes you to suffer an injury.
The aftermath of an Uber accident in Greensburg City should be handled much like a regular car accident in which you were behind the wheel. This means that even though you were only a passenger in the car you should never leave the scene. Remain at the scene to call 911, check on others, take pictures, exchange contact information and give a statement to the police. Also make sure that you are evaluated by the EMTs or firefighters at the scene and go to the hospital, if necessary.
The minute you are healthy enough to speak about the Uber accident in which you were involved you need to call the team at Shenderovich, Shenderovich and Fishman to discuss the incident. Our team has more than 170 combined years of experience representing clients just like you in car accident cases. Call the office at 888-98-TWINS(89467) to schedule an appointment with a Greensburg Uber accident attorney today.