Ridesharing programs such as Uber and Lyft have made transportation easier and more reliable, which is especially true in areas such as Hamilton, Burlington, St. Catharines, Ancaster Dundas, Stoney Creek, where the distances between any two points can be significant, public transportation is not always easily accessible and where few can afford to take taxis on a regular basis.
Unfortunately, despite the convenience that ridesharing programs offer, there are many, many problems and accidents that follow. With Uber alone, there are 49 recorded deaths related to alleged Uber driver negligence – and thousands more have been injured, the extent of which is totally and completely unknown.
Are you a concerned parent? You should be if you teen is riding with Uber. What is most common and the most written about if the dangers of their employee onboarding. The process is questionable. No one really knows who is driving your child around. The concerns that critics have written about is that although Uber employees now personally meets their drivers to verify them in person at one of their Greenhubs, the criminal and driver checks that Uber employees do on the drivers are territorial. A driving record is Ontario based. Criminal checks can’t confirm whether a person has a violent history or is a dangerous offender in another Country. Many Uber drivers have been charged with causing major accidents, speeding, deaths, assaults, sexual assaults, kidnappings, and driving while impaired.
Our Hamilton Uber and Lyft accident lawyers are a leading lawyers when it comes to handling ridesharing accidents caused by the negligence of companies like Uber and Lyft and their drivers. We know and understand the insurance issues involved with Uber and Lyft cars and trucks .
There is no doubt Uber and Lyft Accidents are on the rise. Over the several years two years there have been several related Uber and other rideshare program deaths that have been widely reported. For example, in 2016 a wrongful death accident took the life of a woman in North Philadelphia. An Uber driver caused a wrongful death pedestrian accident in Connecticut. A motorcyclist was killed in Miami, a Manhattan Uber driver struck and killed a pedestrian, another passenger was killed by a Lyft driver in 2014 – and these are just among the many, many reported list of accidents involving Uber and Lyft across North America. Tragically, just last year, an autonomous self-driving SUV struck and killed a pedestrian walking her bicycle across the street. Although Uber suspended its program and fleet of self-driving vehicles after the crash, incidents continue to happen.
You may be entitled to compensation if you have been involved in a rideshare program accident such as:
Don’t trust your case to a regular personal injury lawyer who will treat your case like a run-of-the-mill car accident. Hire Uber or Lyft Hamilton Accident Injury Lawyers that knows how to get proper accident investigation reports, employment law files from Uber or Lyft, better research the history of a ride-share driver, obtain and investigate a driver’s cellphone records, find the loopholes, and litigate against any ridesharing company.
Ontario Rideshare Accidents can cause some of the most devastating injuries to passengers or bystanders. As with other types of automobile accidents – passengers, bicyclists, pedestrians or motorcyclists are especially susceptible to injuries, such as:
If you have been hurt in a Lyft or Uber accident, Our Hamilton Personal Injury Lawyers have the have the legal skill and experience to pursue these companies for the compensation that you deserve. If you have suffered serious life changing permanent injuries, Lalande Personal Injury Lawyers can no doubt obtain significant compensation for Uber and Lyft accident victims dealing with a host of life changing injuries. Whether you are a driver injured in an accident where an Uber or Lyft driver was at fault; a passenger in a car or truck that was hurt where a ride-sharing driver was at fault; a motorcyclist that was hit by an Uber driver, a cyclist that was hit by an Uber driver, a pedestrian hurt by a rides-haring driver or, in fact the opposite, an Uber or Lyft driver that was hurt in an accident where another driver is at fault – you may be entitled to compensation for such things as (but not limited to):
Our Hamilton Personal Injury Lawyers serve clients all over Ontario. Over the past 15 years, Matt Lalande has recovered millions of dollars for accident victims who have been injured due to the fault, reckless driving or negligence of others. We understand the unique legal issues involved in Uber or Lyft accidents.
We have handled cases involving cars, trucks, wheelchairs, motorcycles, ATV’s, dirt bikes, transport trucks, courier vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrian accident cases – including cases against taxi, vans, buses and rideshare operators. Contact us today by calling 905-333-8888, by filling out a contact form or by chatting with our live operator 24/7, who will assist in setting up a free no obligation consultation.