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Columbia Personal Injury Lawyer > Spartanburg Uber Accident Lawyer

Spartanburg Uber Accident Lawyer

Uber is one of the world’s largest corporations. In 2023, Uber operated in seventy countries, where its drivers completed over 9.4 billion trips. That same year, the mobility services company generated over $37 billion in net revenue. The numbers look great for investors, but in terms of safety issues, Uber may be a victim of its own success. Employees with little experience or training must drive in unfamiliar parts of town under sometimes difficult conditions, while they try to keep passengers safe. For many drivers, the burden is simply too heavy.

Large corporations like Uber do not intimidate the dedicated Spartanburg Uber accident lawyers at The Stanley Law Group. Our commitment to our clients, along with the proper tools in our toolbox, enables us to obtain maximum compensation for victims. This compensation normally includes money for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering.

Spartanburg Uber Accident Lawyers and Vehicle Collisions

Uber drivers must carry burdens behind the wheel. Dangerous fatigue, extreme distraction, and pressure to drive aggressively are just a few of these burdens.

Many Uber drivers have full-time obligations elsewhere. So, when they get behind the wheel, they are drowsy. Driving after being awake for eighteen consecutive hours is like driving with a .05 BAC level. That’s above the legal limit for commercial drivers in South Carolina.

Uber’s business model adds some burdens, such as distracted driving. Most Uber drivers must use the company’s navigation app. Hand-held devices combine all three kidneys of driver distraction, which are:

  • Cognitive (mind off driving),
  • Manual (hand off the wheel), and
  • Visual (eyes off the road).

Just one kind of distraction could cause a serious wreck. Drivers cannot multitask behind the wheel like they multitask behind a desk.

Hands-free devices might be more dangerous than hand-held devices. Hands-free speakerphones are visually and cognitively distracting. Furthermore, these devices give drivers a false sense of security, so they take risky chances.

Aggressive driving is another company-added burden. Uber pays drivers by the mile, not by the hour. So, the more trips they make, the more money they make. In other words, the faster they drive, the more money they make.

Uber drivers are “employees” for negligence purposes, since Uber controls some aspects of their behavior. Therefore, the company, not the driver, is financially responsible for car crash damages.

Passenger Safety Injuries

The duty of care begins when Uber drivers pick up passengers and ends when they drop off passengers. Drivers must address and remove known injury hazards. Therefore, the company is also responsible for fall and sexual assault damages.

Frequently, Uber drivers drop off riders in unsafe locations, like dark streets. Passengers could easily trip over curbs, especially during inclement weather. Uber drivers must pick up and drop off passengers in safe locations, not convenient locations.

Sexual assault is also a serious problem on Uber trios. These incidents are roughly evenly distributed between driver-on-passenger assaults and passenger-on-passenger assaults. Drivers must not only refrain from assaulting passengers. They must also protect them from other passengers.

The company could be financially responsible for sexual assault and other such damages under a theory like negligent hiring or negligent supervision.

Work With a Tenacious Spartanburg County Lawyer

Injury victims are entitled to significant compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced Uber accident lawyer in Spartanburg, contact The Stanley Law Group. We do not charge upfront legal fees in these matters.

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