If you are looking forward to New Year’s Eve, you might have plans to go out and celebrate. It is important to keep yourself safe. Part of the way we ensure that we stay safe is by avoiding drinking and driving. There will be an uptick in the use of rideshare apps like Uber. Unfortunately, with this uptick, the number of Uber car accidents will increase as well.
If you have been involved in an accident, we can help you get the compensation that you deserve. We would be happy to set you up with a free consultation. In the meantime, here are some tips for you to stay safe during New Year’s celebrations.
Tips for Avoiding Uber Car Accidents
While Uber can be a great way to avoid driving while you are drunk, you should use a fair amount of intuition to know that you are riding safely.
When you get into the vehicle, basic safety tips include making sure they have the right name for you. You want to ensure that you are getting into the correct vehicle.
Make sure your driver seems sober. If they seem drunk, do not get in the car. The drivers for Uber are not monitored by the company. They do not have to go through training. They are not drug tested. You should practice common sense about whether or not to trust a driver.
If you feel unsafe getting in the car with the driver, understand that you have options! You can ask your host to stay over. You can call another Uber. You can call on a sober loved one to come and get you. You do not have to get into an Uber if you do not feel comfortable.
Fighting for Your Rights if You’re in an Accident
Unfortunately, even if your driver is sober, it does not mean that everyone else on the road is driving safely. Uber car accidents can happen to anyone. In 2019, over 400 people died in auto accidents on New Year’s Day. If you are severely injured in an Uber accident, you can rely on our lawyers to help you get the compensation that you deserve.
We will determine who the liable party is, whether that is your Uber driver or someone else on the road. Then we will push them to be accountable for the damages that you have had to suffer because of the accident, both economic and non-economic.
If the insurance company does not provide you with the compensation for your accident that you deserve, we can prepare your case to go to trial. Most people settle their cases before they get to trial, but we will also be ready for that option. We want you to get full justice.
Call Our Queens Injury Lawyers Today
When you have been severely injured in an accident, our Queens rideshare accident injury lawyers are here to help. We fight tirelessly to provide you with the support that you need. Get started with us today to set up a free consultation.
You deserve justice. We know how to get that for you.