There are almost 500,000 people in California alone that drive for ridesharing services (doesn’t include food delivery), and the numbers vary but it’s been reported that Uber passengers spend over $200 a month on the app.
For many people the fear of a DUI or having to pay $20 to park at a bar has convinced them to just take an Uber around town.
Even when you take an Uber to get around Fullerton, you still need to use common sense and be careful.
Always wear a seat belt, don’t distract your driver, verify it’s your driver before you get into the vehicle, and if you ever feel unsafe ask to be dropped off immediately.
Why Contact The Law Offices of Daniel Kim
If you were injured in an Uber crash (either as a driver, passenger, or innocent 3rd party) in Fullerton then it’s crucial you hire the best lawyer here locally.
Daniel Kim has over 1000 positive reviews from past clients on Google and Yelp and our client satisfaction rating is 99%.
It doesn’t matter if your Uber caused the accident or if your Uber got hit by a moving truck or tow truck, you don’t want to fight the insurance companies alone.
Daniel Kim is a very aggressive negotiator and he won’t just settle with the insurance company to get a fast payday.
You can contact us 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
Some law firms will be very good at communicating when you first hire them, but 5 months later when you need help you can’t reach anybody.
At The Law Offices of Daniel Kim we don’t work like that.
Our primary concern is focusing on your health and physical recovery so you can heal from your injuries.
Once you get you on a path to recovery, then we 100% focus on getting you maximum compensation for your injuries, so you can recover financially from the Uber accident.
Common Causes For Uber Accidents In Fullerton
Ridesharing companies like Uber offer a convenient way for customers to travel throughout the city of Fullerton.
It is popular for those who have had too many drinks to get a safe ride home and helps keep drunk drivers off the roads.
Uber is also becoming popular for those without a car commuting to work every day. It is a much more comfortable environment than mass transit like a bus or train and an affordable option.
Like any other car on the road there is a possibility that an Uber driver can get in an accident and passengers may find themselves injured.
Like most people who have been injured in a car crash you just want answers and advice.
You will need a Fullerton Uber accident lawyer like Daniel Kim to help, call us today.
This is a list of the top causes for Uber crashes in Fullerton –
Distracted drivers – It is of utmost importance that full attention is on driving when operating a vehicle. As an Uber driver there are multiple distractions that take the driver from their driving focus. Using the Uber App, looking for the customer, checking the messages, making phone calls, checking maps on the phone etc., these are all distracting behaviors.
Overworked drivers – The fact that Uber drivers can put in as many hours as they want is great for making extra money but if the driver is tired, it can be dangerous for passengers and those on the roads. With bonuses, Uber rates and driver percentages being more competitive it makes sense that this problem will only get worse.
Aggressive drivers – Uber enforces stringent safety procedures to help keep your rides safe and comfortable for all passengers. There are however reports of unprofessional behavior, overly aggressive driving, verbal aggression and in rare instances inappropriate physical contact. These are all unacceptable behaviors.
Car troubles – Though Uber has rules for all their drivers concerning the maintenance of vehicles, age and condition there are still times when accidents do occur. A brake light goes out, a tire blowout and faulty brakes can cause crashes and serious injury. Uber drivers can add up a lot of miles quickly and if the cars are not properly maintained these situations can occur.
Weather conditions – In Fullerton rain and flash flooding along with fog are the most common weather conditions that an Uber driver will usually have to deal with. It is much easier to lose control of a vehicle when the road gets slippery and it is important to drive cautious and safe. Oil becomes extra slick on the California freeways and streets which can cause car accidents and injuries.
Common Injuries From an Uber Accident
Uber accidents can cause a number of different injuries to any part of the body.
A lot depends on the conditions of the crash and the severity of the impact.
Every Uber accident in Fullerton is unique, and if you are lucky your injuries will be minor.
It is important to get medical assistance (go to ER or hospital even via ambulance if need be) if in a rideshare or Uber accident to ensure you are ok.
After any accident there can be trauma and with your adrenaline rushing through your body you may not feel the impact of the injury until much later.
The severity of your injuries will play a major role in your settlement so call our offices today for a Free consultation.
Below is a list of injuries we see often in Uber accidents:
- Head injuries
- Bone breaks
- Knee damage
- Shoulder injuries
- Spinal cord damage
- Facial disfigurement
- Hand and wrist damage
- Cracked or broken ribs
What To Do After an Uber Accident
Like any car accident, if you have been involved in an Uber crash you need to stay calm.
The list below is important and will help make it easier when filing an insurance claim.
This is just a short list of what to do immediately after being involved with an Uber car accident –
- Think safety first (check for injuries, get to a safe place, check on others)
- Call 911 (call immediately and don’t move the injured)
- Set up flares, cones, etc. (to warn other drivers of the potential danger)
- Take pictures with phone (the scene, cars, injuries, etc.)
- Exchange info (get drivers and any witnesses info)
- Seek medical assistance (medical treatment serves as proof of injury)
- Contact Daniel Kim (Law Offices for Free consultation)
Fullerton Uber Accident Stats
Trying to figure out exactly how many Uber accidents occurred specifically in Fullerton during 2017 is a little bit difficult, as this raw data is not yet available for this timeframe.
At the same time, the overall amount of accidents registered and reported in Fullerton during 2017 was significantly lower than the overall statewide average.
Fullerton ranks smack dab in between both the most dangerous and the safest roadways in all of Orange County.
Injuries And Deaths From Uber Accidents In Fullerton 2017
Again, hard information on the amount of injuries and the amount of fatalities specifically related to Uber accidents in Fullerton during 2017 is a bit difficult to come by.
This data just hasn’t been made available yet.
% Of These Accident Involved Drugs Or Alcohol
California motorists still struggle with getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle (including an Uber vehicle) while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
DUI arrest rates and charge rates are up more than 30% over the last five years, and a decent amount of Uber drivers are likely rolled up in these kinds of arrests.
On top of that, 11% of all motor vehicle accidents in the state of California have been found to have been caused by motorists that consumed some type of drug before they got behind the wheel.
How Many Uber Drivers In California, How Many People Have Uber App On Their Phone
According to information directly from the folks at Uber, more than 385,000 people are currently operating as independent contractors and drivers with the Uber service.
On top of that, Uber anticipates this number to grow to more than 500,000 people before the end of 2020 (just about a year away).
Other ridesharing services also operate in the state and it is in at all unreasonable to imagine that more than a million people will be working for one of these ridesharing companies before the end of next year.
How Much Money Did Uber Make In 2017
Data and information released by Uber (financial information they are legally required to provide as a publicly traded organization) shows that the company made slightly more than $37 billion in revenue during 2017.
The company continues to aggressively expand its base of operations in California, the United States, and internationally.
This figure is likely considerably much higher for 2018 and 2019.
On top of that, the average American spends just about $4000 on Uber rides at $22 (on average) per ride.
Bad Intersections In Fullerton For Car Accidents?
Fullerton has its fair share of dangerous intersections for car accidents, including Uber accidents, but the ones we highlight below are regularly found to be the most dangerous of them all.
- Chapman Ave; Commonwealth Ave
- Euclid St; Orangethorpe Ave
- Harbor Blvd; Chapman Ave
- Lemon St; Orangethorpe Ave