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Whether you’re visiting New Orleans or exploring the vibrant city you already call home, you might want to enjoy some local spirits, avoid driving in traffic in the Crescent City or forgo finding a parking spot when visiting the French Quarter, the Garden District, and other notoriously crowded areas of the city. In the last decade, rideshare service Uber’s popularity has grown tremendously throughout the United States and the world. Uber puts convenience and affordability at riders’ fingertips through the Uber mobile app. However, there’s a dark side: Uber drivers can cause traffic accidents that put riders, other motorists, and pedestrians in danger.
Traffic accidents caused by careless, negligent Uber drivers can devastate accident victims and their families. Convenience isn’t worth a life-changing injury that causes physical pain, mental anguish, and financial stress. Money won’t turn back the clock and undo the damage and trauma caused by a reckless Uber driver, but it can help ensure that you get the care you need.
Uber accident victims need skilled attorneys who can hold Uber and its careless drivers accountable. An experienced lawyer can help injured individuals seek compensation for a variety of damages, including medical bills, lost wages, and the physical and emotional pain the accident caused them. Victims need to focus on their healing and rehabilitation. Let attorneys handle the intricacies of a lawsuit, like dealing with insurance company tricksters, sifting through piles of paperwork, conducting investigations, and communicating with legal defense teams.
Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, is a skilled national law firm that GETS RESULTS for clients, plain and simple. If you’ve suffered injuries from Uber accidents in the Greater New Orleans area, we’re ready to help. We also work with affiliate law firms in most states that share our focus and dedication to excellence. No matter where you’re located, if you or a loved one has sustained injuries in an Uber accident, help is available to you at no cost. Contact a personal injury law firm that knows how to deal with insurance companies and isn’t intimidated by large corporations like Uber. Contact Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers 24 hours per day, seven days a week for FREE at 800-898-4877, or online by CLICKING HERE, to learn how we can assist you after an Uber accident.
Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers: Your Experienced New Orleans Uber Accident Attorneys
The legal team at Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, includes a group of highly-skilled and aggressive lawyers, paralegals, and case management specialists committed to GETTING RESULTS FOR THEIR CLIENTS throughout Louisiana. Our team is dedicated to professional excellence and client service, aggressively pursuing the best possible outcome for Uber accident injury victims.
Our passion for justice has led to the recovery of MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN SETTLEMENTS AND VERDICTS for our clients, delivering the compensation they deserve for their injuries. While we cannot guarantee a specific financial outcome for your case, we can vow to aggressively pursue the best possible outcome for your case and help you seek justice.
The Stewart J. Guss Team Takes Your Uber Accident Injuries Seriously!
When you suffer injuries from an Uber accident as a rider, driver, or occupant in another vehicle, you might be faced with days, weeks, or months of hospitalization, treatment, and recovery. The effects may stay with you for the rest of your life. Even if you make a complete recovery, the wages you lose from missing work, the pain you deal with, and the emotional trauma of the accident can negatively impact your life for months and years to come. At Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, we’ve helped accident victims recover damages for a wide array of injuries. Some of the most severe include:
Uber accidents can cause head injuries when objects move during the collision and strike an individual’s head. You can even be hurt by a steering wheel, seat, or airbag inside the vehicle. Whether you have a cut, a concussion, or a traumatic brain injury, it is imperative you get examined by a doctor to avoid permanent brain damage from your Uber accident.
Accident victims who suffer a traumatic brain injury might have to deal with memory problems, personality changes, impaired motor skills, and a loss of cognitive abilities. Traumatic brain injuries can also cause chronic dizzy spells and headaches, impacting a victim for life. At Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, we fully evaluate or clients’ injuries to help them secure compensation for the full cost of their injuries.
The same force of impact that causes head and brain injuries can also result in debilitating neck injuries. Soft tissue neck injuries remain among the most common injuries that car accident victims suffer. This trauma occurs when the neck whips back and forth upon impact. These injuries can go undetected for days or weeks after the accident. While mild injuries can fully heal, more severe cases can result in lifelong pain and residual headaches. Some neck injuries may even leave you paralyzed. Fractured and bulged vertebrae might also occur in an Uber accident.
Back injuries are among the most painful and uncomfortable injuries an Uber accident victim can suffer. Whether they’re dealing with fractured vertebrae, slipped discs, or another ailment, back injury victims often must endure chronic pain and discomfort for their entire lives. Any position may hurt—sitting, lying down, standing. Many back injury victims must undergo multiple corrective surgeries, but even then, their pain doesn’t always subside. In fact, living with a back injury often forces victims to rely on unhealthy pain management remedies like highly addictive prescription painkillers and cortisone shots. The committed legal team at Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, fights to get our clients funds to cope with a lifetime of pain and ease their suffering.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Those who suffer spinal cord injuries in an Uber accident risk permanent paralysis in some or all of their body. Spinal cord injuries are the worst type of back injuries. When the spine is crushed, pieces of bone can become embedded in the spinal cord and cause permanent damage and excruciating pain. The location of a spinal cord injury determines the extent of loss of function an accident victim might experience. Generally speaking, injuries that occur closest to the brain cause the most loss and can result in tetraplegia, leaving them paralyzed from the neck down.
Whether your accident left you in the hospital for a few days or in a wheelchair for a lifetime, WE HOLD NEGLIGENT UBER DRIVERS ACCOUNTABLE for disrupting your life.
When Uber drivers cause accidents with other vehicles or strike a pedestrian or cyclist, accident victims face the risk of having one or more limbs crushed in or by a vehicle. Sometimes amputation is necessary to save a victim’s life.
Amputees have a long and frustrating recovery that may force them to deal with the frustration of learning how to use an artificial limb. Many amputees also suffer phantom limb pain where their lost limb used to be. Our firm will help you seek compensation, so you can get the medical treatment you need to help you heal physically and emotionally after losing a limb.
Negligent Uber Drivers Cause Accidents!
An Uber accident might occur for a variety of reasons, most of which are driver-related. When negligent Uber drivers cause accidents, victims and their families pay for it – physically, emotionally, and financially. We are here to fight on behalf of our clients to recover as many of these costs as possible, and obtain compensation for non-economic damages as well. Some common driver-related behaviors that lead to Uber accidents include:
The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission defines distracted driving as “any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving.” Cell phone use is the most common driving distraction, and Uber drivers have to tinker with their phones to sign in and out of the app and get riders. TEXTING AND DRIVING IS ILLEGAL IN LOUISIANA, AND IT CAN LEAD TO SEVERE ACCIDENTS! Uber drivers are also at risk for other distractions, like transporting unruly, drunk, or obnoxious riders. Adjusting vehicle features, programming a GPS, eating and drinking, daydreaming, chatting, and focusing on events outside of the vehicle can all be distractions that lead to a serious traffic collision.
Both Uber riders and drivers are generally in a rush to get to where they need to go. Uber drivers get paid by the mile, so the quicker they drive, the more miles they rack up each day. Speeding doesn’t t always directly cause an accident, but the behaviors that accompany it often do. For example, speeding Uber drivers don’t have as much control over their vehicles, making it difficult to stop or yield. Additionally, going too fast during a New Orleans thunderstorm might cause an Uber driver to lose control on wet roads and cause an accident.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 7 percent of all traffic collisions and 16 percent of all fatal collisions are a result of drowsy driving. Uber drivers are at high risk for driving without getting enough rest because of the long and late hours they work. Uber hires drivers as independent contractors who can drive as little or as much as they want. Rideshare companies aren’t regulated as heavily as trucking companies and other professional drivers.
While Uber does limit drivers to 12 hours of driving, this doesn’t completely eliminate the problem. Drivers can sign out of the app and sign into another rideshare app to keep offering rides, and some Uber drivers have full-time jobs outside of driving. You never know how well-rested your driver is – and in many cases, drowsy driving can be as devastating as drunk driving.
Drunk and Drugged Driving
While Uber drivers are required to undergo a criminal background check and cannot have had any DUI or drug-related offenses in the past seven years, they do not hold commercial licenses. This means they are exempt from the random drug and alcohol screenings that other professional drivers must undergo. The Uber accident lawyers at Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, will find out if the irresponsible Uber driver who caused your accident was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Poor Vehicle Maintenance
Uber requires drivers to undergo vehicle inspections to drive, but Uber also allows a City of New Orleans “brake tag” to count as an inspection. Brake tags are for required vehicle inspections, which must occur every two years. Uber drivers who poorly maintain their vehicles in between their inspections put riders and other motorists at risk for accident and injury. Failing to check and fill critical fluids, such as oil, water, and antifreeze, can cause engine failure in the middle of New Orleans’ busy streets, leading to an accident. Worn tires can cause a blowout and loss of control of a vehicle. Failure to check and maintain braking systems can also cause mechanical failure and dangerous accidents. The possibilities – and hazards – are endless.
Contact Experienced Uber Accident Lawyers at Stewart J. Guss!
The skilled car accident lawyers of Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, are nationally recognized for their client advocacy for the past 20 years, including for their work on New Orleans Uber accidents. If you or a loved one has sustained injuries as a result of a negligent Uber driver, or any other driver, contact our office right away to discuss the details of your accident and injuries. We offer FREE consultations and take all of our cases on a contingency fee basis, so you will not owe us a DIME unless we recover compensation for you. We are available 24/7, so call us at 800-898-4877 or contact us now by CLICKING HERE.
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