Passenger Injuries from Uber & Lyft Accidents
Helping Seriously Injured Rideshare Accident Victims in Palm Beach County and Broward County
When you call an Uber or a Lyft, you are trusting the driver - likely someone you have never met - to get you to your destination safely. You are also assuming that other drivers will not make mistakes that cause them to collide with the rideshare vehicle. Unfortunately, rideshare accidents can - and do - happen, and many passengers suffer serious injuries as a result. What you thought was a simple ride has the potential to disrupt your life for weeks, months, or even permanently.
If you are dealing with an injury from a rideshare crash, you are likely facing substantial losses, as well. You need the right law firm on your side to ensure you receive the maximum compensation you deserve for your losses. Contact an Uber and Lyft injury lawyer at Demand the Limits as soon as possible.
Common Injuries in Rideshare Accidents
When you are riding as a passenger in an Uber or Lyft, you may not realize a collision is about to happen before the impact hits, which often means you have no time to brace yourself. To make matters worse, many backseat passengers of Uber and Lyft fail to wear a seat belt, and they may not have the same protections as front seat passengers, such as airbags. This combination of factors can lead to serious injuries to passengers.
Some common car accident injuries to passengers include:
- Soft tissue injuries - The impact of a crash can cause a person’s body to twist around and stretch in unusual ways, which can strain, sprain, or tear your muscles, ligaments, or tendons.
- Head and brain injuries - Many passengers hit their heads on the interior of a vehicle in a collision, including on the back of the seat in front of them. This can lead to traumatic brain injuries, skull fractures, and other head injuries.
- Fractures - Many bones can fracture in a car crash, including hands, wrists, arms, legs, nose, jaw, cheekbones, collarbone, ribs, pelvis, hips, and many more. Fractures can be painful and take months to heal, and some may require multiple surgeries.
If you feel any pain or discomfort after a crash, it is critical to seek medical attention right away. You want to get your injuries fully diagnosed and begin treatment as soon as possible. It will not be long before the medical bills start pouring in, and you may lose income if you have to miss work due to your injuries. For these reasons, you should also seek legal assistance as soon as you can. The right attorney can evaluate your rights and the best course of action for you to get the compensation you deserve.
Contact a Delray Beach, West Palm Beach, and Boca Raton Uber and Lyft Injury Attorney
At Demand the Limits, our legal team believes that negligent drivers should be held fully accountable for your injuries and losses. We know how to handle insurance claims and personal injury lawsuits in South Florida, so no matter what type of injury you sustained, you should consult with our firm for free. Call 561-600-3555 or contact us online today.